Mountain quiz

Quiz Trekking Mont Blanc

The answers will be given to you by the muleteer. By waiting for… patience!

Safety: how do you make progress on stony field when with a group?

Comfort: how do you make full use of your hiking poles?

Nature: how do trees defend themselves against insect attacks?

Safety: what is the small handle at the top of your backpack, between the straps, used for?

Practical experience: how do you increase the walking speed of the group while retaining its coherence and good cheer?

Practical observations: learn to recognise the constellations of the zodiac, pick out the Milky Way, identify the North Star, differentiate between the look of a star and a planet… and even tell two or three planets apart!

Comfort: how do you rest standing up at mini breaks (informal, lasting a few dozen seconds) during descents?

Nature: what technique does a fox use to bite into a hedgehog which has rolled up into a ball with all its spines sticking up? What is the hedgehog’s other predator and what technique does it use?
Safety: how do you secure something in the snow?

Practical experience: which insects did shepherds use to help clear their blocked noses?

Practical experience: colour in the petals of a flower (without felt tips or coloured pencils) and give it, exclusively, to your beloved!

Practical experience: the weather is closing in – what insect helps us to interpret changes in the weather?

Safety: how do you get a good bellyful of woodland berries without worrying about echinococcosis?

Culture: where is the attic in a traditional chalet?

Nature: why do swallows fly lower when the weather is getting worse?

Nature: what enables birds of prey flying very high to pick out the smallest stationary rodents?

Environmental protection: how does a small poodle on a leash and which does not bark make wild animals steer clear?

Geology: why are the highest sedimentary cliffs proportional to the thickness of the atmosphere?

Practical experience: demonstration of the pollination mechanism for the sage plant (a must-see!)

Nature: the birdsfoot trefoil is a mountain flower often visited by an insect containing cyanide; which one?

Physics: how is temperature a driving force behind cloud and wind formation… and continental drift?

History: why is the chough often called (mistakenly) a jackdaw?

Nature: why do some types of snowbank have a red hue?

Traps: what is a female toad called?

Nature: why do leaves fall in autumn but not the needles of the pine or spruce?

Why does the larch lose its needles?

What is resin used for?

How are softwood trees (resinous) adapted to altitude?

What are the similarities and differences between mountain and polar climates?

What is a moraine?

What makes nettles grow at the base of walls?

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