WONDER #2690: How Dangerous Is Mount Everest's Death Zone?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. how to get started as a recreational mountain climber.
  2. the death zone of Mount Everest and how it affects the human body to make the climb even more dangerous.
  3. how to avoid HAPE and HACE when climbing very high mountains like Mount Everest.
  4. why it’s important to try new things, even if they seem scary.

Question 2 of 3

Which is NOT an effect the death zone often has on the human body, according to this Wonder?

  1. Brain swelling
  2. Difficulty thinking
  3. Fluid in the lungs
  4. Ruptured spleen

Question 3 of 3

All 14 of the highest mountains in the world are located in _______.

  1. Australia
  2. North America
  3. Antarctica
  4. Asia

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