alpinism

[ al-puh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈæl pəˌnɪz əm /

noun (often initial capital letter)

mountain climbing, especially in the Alps.

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Origin of alpinism

From the French word alpinisme, dating back to 1880–85. See alpine, -ism
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