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paired stories, second series

3: extreme adventure
a: Eric Weihenmayer
vocabulary quiz
key to this exercise
story: "Eric W"

INSTRUCTIONS: Put the correct number in the empty box beside each word.
altitude

ascent

continent

crevasse

crumbly

disadvantage

donate

equipment

expedition

genetic

glacier

isolation

junior

pole

slope

sponsor

summit

stage

tent

terrain

1 inherited ("got") from parents (illness or other condition)
2 highest point of a mountain; or as verb: get to that point
3 not the oldest
4 something that makes things difficult for a person
5 organized group, moving with a purpose (war or exploration)
6 person or group who pays for something as advertiser or supporter
7 give to someone or to group (usually for a "non-personal" purpose)
8 distance above sea level
9 being far away from "civilization" (towns, cities, etcetera)
10 tools, machines, etcetera needed to do something
11 slowly moving "river" of ice
12 one of the main land areas of the world
13 a "climb"; activity of going up
14 deep "crack" in glacier
15 land (often used when talking about moving across it)
16 long narrow object: used for walking, holding up lights, wires, signs etcetera
17 temporary home or "shelter" made of cloth, plastic etcetera
18 point reached in progress toward some goal
19 "made of" small, roughly-shaped pieces
20 area of land (or other surface) that is not level (is going up or down)