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alpinism

[al-puh-niz-uh m] /ˈæl pəˌnɪz əm/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
mountain climbing, especially in the Alps.
Origin of alpinism
1880-1885
From the French word alpinisme, dating back to 1880-85. See alpine, -ism
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