Himalayas facts Selected as the most interesting among mountains related questions in Mountains quiz Where does the name K2 come from?Name of the Karakoram Range. The name K2 is derived from the notation used by the Great Trigonometric Survey. Thomas Montgomerie numbered the most prominent peaks of Kararkoram K1 to K35. Next, these were replaced by local names, but K2 appeared not to have acquired a local name, possibly due to its remoteness.Created by: globalquiz.orghard simple questions facts » At what temperature does water boil at the top of Mt Everest?68°C (154.4°F). The boiling point of water depends on the pressure. On top of Mount Everest, the pressure is about 260 mbar (26.39 kPa) and the boiling point of water is 69 °C. (156.2 °F). In contrast, water can still remain liquid near deep hydrothermal vents, even if the temperature is very high.Created by: globalquiz.orgalpinism facts » Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mt Everest. But which of them was the first to step on the summit?It is not known. After the success, journalists were persistently repeating the question which of the two men had the right to the glory of being the first one, and who was merely the second, the follower. Colonel Hunt, the expedition leader, declared, "They reached it together, as a team."Created by: Daisuke Kodamamountains facts » In which country was that photo taken?China. The Potala Palace in Lhasa, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. Today, the Potala Palace is a museum.Created by: globalquiz.orgChina facts » Where is K2?At point 1. K2 is not in the Himalayas but the Karakoram Range. It is also one of the most remote of the world's highest peaks (hence lack of local name).Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Asia facts » Play mountains quiz and see all the questions.