moun·​tain·​eer·​ing | \ ˌmau̇n-tə-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce mountaineering (audio) \

Definition of mountaineering

: the sport or technique of scaling mountains

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Kohli is a winner of India's top honor for athletic achievements for his mountaineering feats. CBS News, "Bodies of 7 missing climbers removed from India's second-tallest mountain," 23 June 2019 Learn the art of adventure photography, and practice conveying motion while shooting your group’s mountaineering, horseback riding, and zip-lining excursions. National Geographic, "New Zealand High School Expedition," 17 June 2019 But in the past two decades, mountaineering has taken on a increasingly commercial angle with disastrous results. Yana Wengel, Quartzy, "The deaths on Mount Everest prove adventure tourism is out of control," 11 June 2019 Walking the half-mile path down to the edge of the lagoon from the park’s small mountaineering lodge is an exhausting task. Mark Johanson,, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 6 June 2019 But exploring and establishing new routes are part of mountaineering culture, especially among elite climbers, says Gordon Janow, program director of Alpine Ascents International. Colleen Shalby,, "Five bodies spotted in search for missing climbers in Himalayas," 3 June 2019 The show covers a wide array of activities, including adventure travel, backpacking, camping, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, and fly fishing. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Catch Us Tonight in a New TV Special About the Very Best in Outdoor Gear," 31 Mar. 2019 According to Gear Patrol, many mountain climbers recommend it as a good mountaineering boot at higher altitudes. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Hiking Boots for Exploring the Outdoors," 9 Apr. 2019 On the bottom, that meant lightweight snow pants over my workout leggings, thick skiing socks, a climbing harness, and lightweight mountaineering boots. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "I Went Ice Climbing and Lasted About 6 Whole Minutes," 10 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of mountaineering

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mountaineering was in 1803

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