- the sport of climbing mountains.
Origin of mountaineering
- to climb mountains, especially for sport.
Origin of mountaineer
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Examples from the Web for mountaineering
Adventure sports and mountaineering could lure in travelers during the off season, but they are still limited.Can Traditional Bhutan Survive Tourism?
August 17, 2014
In the 19th century, when mountaineering was developing as a sport, the playing field was highly restricted.Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling
Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
March 30, 2014
Parrado was one of the men who set out without any mountaineering equipment to find help and save the other survivors.Six Greatest Acts of Human Endurance
November 6, 2013
On the phone, Garrett cites a New York-based explorer, Moses Gates, who compares urban exploration with mountaineering.Urban Explorers Face Sewage, Rats, Vertigo, Claustrophobia and Cops
October 5, 2013
Just then Jean's horse, weary and unused to mountaineering, stumbled.Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
I was in Switzerland two years ago, and am quite accustomed to mountaineering.Rivers of Ice
Professor McClure's barometer had a notable history in mountaineering.Mount Rainier
In mountaineering, all the party share the pleasures and the dangers.
None of these gentlemen had any experience of mountaineering.
- a person who climbs mountains
- a person living in a mountainous area
- (intr) to climb mountains
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Word Origin and History for mountaineering
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