alpinist

or Al·pin·ist

[ al-puh-nist ]
/ ˈæl pə nɪst /

noun

a mountain climber, especially in the Alps.
a downhill skier, especially one engaging in competitive slalom and downhill events.

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Origin of alpinist

From the French word alpiniste, dating back to 1880–85. See alpine, -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for alpinist

alpinist
/ (ˈælpɪnɪst) /

noun

a mountaineer who climbs in medium-sized glaciated mountain areas such as the Alps

Derived forms of alpinist

alpinism, noun
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