mountaineering

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

Definition of mountaineering

: the sport or technique of scaling mountains

Examples of mountaineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The promise: This ultralight ice tool can handle ski mountaineering and alpine ice climbing. Outside Online, 9 Mar. 2022 From the climb approach to a true mountaineering ascent, the brand's athlete lives and performs in the mountains, so designers will obsess high-performance needs. Tim Newcomb, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Beyond telling this overlooked story with verve and precision, Mr. Conefrey shows how the 1922 expedition anticipated many of the preoccupations of modern mountaineering. Michael O’donnell, WSJ, 25 May 2022 The reports said that even a local mountaineering and caving society was taking part. New York Times, 4 Feb. 2022 There are plenty of lighter-weight boots for mountaineering, but none that are designed to also scale steep, frozen waterfalls. The Editors, Outside Online, 27 Mar. 2021 This fall, Samsara debuted standalone training programs, available online, centered on specific pursuits like running, climbing, and mountaineering. The Editors, Outside Online, 6 Dec. 2021 Grand Teton is an adventure playground, featuring iconic mountaineering and backpacking routes, as well as world-class fishing and boating on Jackson Lake and the Snake River. Frederick Reimers, Outside Online, 4 Nov. 2019 Why is ski mountaineering is being added to an Italian Olympics? New York Times, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mountaineering

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mountaineering

mountaineer "to engage in mountain-climbing" (verbal derivative of mountaineer) + -ing entry 1

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4 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Mountaineering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountaineering. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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