mountaineer

noun
moun·tain·eer | \ ˌmau̇n-tə-ˈnir \

Definition of mountaineer 

1 : a native or inhabitant of a mountainous region

2 : a person who climbs mountains for sport

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For mountaineers who scale Everest, there is no place higher to summit. Phil Davison, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Ritchie, 73, record-setting ultrarunner," 30 June 2018 For mountaineers who scale Everest, there is no place higher to summit. Phil Davison, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Ritchie, 73, record-setting ultrarunner," 30 June 2018 For mountaineers who scale Everest, there is no place higher to summit. Phil Davison, Washington Post, "Donald Ritchie, record-setting ultrarunner, dies at 73," 28 June 2018 Western mountaineers have been fascinated by Nanga Parbat since the 1930s. Marcin Jamkowski, Outside Online, "Rescue on the Killer Mountain," 11 Apr. 2018 Over the past few decades, Hilaree has established herself as one of the best ski mountaineers in the world. Kate Siber, Outside Online, "The Mentor: Hilaree Nelson," 3 Apr. 2018 A day of walking on Europe's most famous mountain, a superb high-mountain experience which can be made accessible even to the non-mountaineer. Jack Dancy, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Europe," 5 Oct. 2016 During that window, around 200,000 would-be mountaineers scale the 12,000-foot peak, aiming to see sunrise from its summit. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Visit in August," 27 June 2018 The gym will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Earth Treks was started in 1990 by mountaineer Chris Warner as an international guide service and climbing school. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Earth Treks climbing gym will open Wednesday at Union Collective complex in Medfield," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of mountaineer

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mountaineer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mountaineer

: a person who climbs mountains : a mountain climber

mountaineer

noun
moun·tain·eer | \ ˌmau̇n-tə-ˈnir \

Kids Definition of mountaineer

1 : a person who lives in the mountains

2 : a mountain climber

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