a mountain climber, especially in the Alps.
a downhill skier, especially one engaging in competitive slalom and downhill events.
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How to use alpinist in a sentence
One of those profiled is Californian Giselle Field, 28, who was a mainstay of Arizona’s rock-climbing community as well as a skilled alpinist who marked first ascents in Peru, Alaska, and California.What You Missed: Preet Chandi Completes Antarctic Expedition | Fred Dreier | January 5, 2022 | Outside Online
This new way could be a game changer for alpinists on the world’s highest peak.What You Missed: Life Lessons from Pro Cycling’s First Astronaut | Fred Dreier | December 7, 2021 | Outside Online
Plenty of top alpinists and climbers have dialed back—or at least done some serious soul searching about—their most extreme behavior when they become parents.Alex Honnold’s About to Be a Dad. Will He Still Free-Solo? | cobrien | November 28, 2021 | Outside Online
The 24,787-foot peak is nestled in Nepal’s Himalaya, and its 7,500-foot southeast ridge has drawn and foiled the world’s leading alpinists for decades.Ukrainian Climbers Put Up Historic First Ascent on Annapurna III | abarronian | November 15, 2021 | Outside Online
The Lifetime Achievement Award was first given to Walter Bonatti in 2009, to acknowledge the impact his career had on the following generations of young alpinists.Alpinism’s Highest Honors Announced: Recipients of the 2021 Piolets d’Or | cobrien | November 7, 2021 | Outside Online
One of the horticulturists to whom I have referred was something of an alpinist and was married to a Swiss lady.The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
But the good alpinist had a habit of talking as he ate; it was necessary for his health.
Never within the memory of guides was there seen such an alpinist.
The alpinist was dumfounded, silent—in him the acme of stupefaction.
A bear is an expert alpinist; he requires no ice axe and no lantern.My Attainment of the Pole | Frederick A. Cook
British Dictionary definitions for alpinist
a mountaineer who climbs in medium-sized glaciated mountain areas such as the Alps
- alpinism, noun
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