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 There are whole sections with no markers, requiring GPS and a good map to navigate, and completing the trek involves mountaineering skills in addition to regular thru-hiking chops. Kaelyn Lynch, Outside Online, "The Best Thru-Hiking Vlogs to Give You Trail Envy," 21 Apr. 2020 Some of the better mountaineering boots might work for those who live in the cold — except the cost for a quality mountain boot is around a thousand bucks, give or take. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Wanted: A boot that will keep you warm the way old bunny boots did," 11 Jan. 2020 Kennedy, twenty-seven, had a few years earlier won a Piolet d’Or, the yearly mountaineering awards, for a first ascent of the south face of an infamous tower in Pakistan known as the Ogre. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "Survivor’s Guilt in the Mountains," 24 Feb. 2020 Within her first two decades of life, Darke had already carved out her place in the mountaineering world. Mélissa Godin, Time, "7 Female Trekkers Who Helped Reclaim Nature, One Step at a Time," 28 Feb. 2020 Big City Mountaineers, Golden, CO This organization brings under-resourced youth in Denver, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and several east coast cities on backcountry mountaineering trips. Jessica Mordo, Sunset Magazine, "Where the Wild Things Are: Programs That Foster Kids’ Connection to the Outdoors," 11 Feb. 2020 Psychology plus mountaineering doesn’t equal a Cape Cod mansion. Darren Franich,, "Evil, the best show on network TV, wraps season 1 with a bleak twist: Finale review," 31 Jan. 2020 Snowkite the New Hampshire Backcountry The International Mountain Climbing School in North Conway, New Hampshire, can teach you traditional skills like avalanche education or mountaineering as well as how to snowkite. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "8 Bucket-List Adventures You've Never Heard Of," 22 Jan. 2020 In the dining room, white plank walls are hung with mountaineering charts and multicolored flags from various expeditions that have used the hotel as a base for tackling Denali and Mount Foraker. Harry Pearson, Condé Nast Traveler, "To Best Experience Alaska’s Burgeoning Local Food Movement, Go in Winter," 20 Dec. 2019

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1803, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jun 2020

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“Mountaineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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