mountaineering

noun
moun·​tain·​eer·​ing | \ˌmau̇n-tə-ˈnir-iŋ \

Definition of mountaineering 

: the sport or technique of scaling mountains

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Howitt has assumed this role in the mountaineering realm for nearly two decades. Nick Heil, Outside Online, "Are Kilian Jornet's Speed Records Too Good to Be True?," 12 July 2018 In recent years, members of the mountaineering club wanted a new place to explore, said Cory Hinds, an Anchorage engineer and former club president. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "A new hut with dramatic views rose up this summer in Alaska’s Hatcher Pass backcountry," 8 July 2018 Pop into the Talkeetna Historical Society for a talk on mountaineering and a look-see at the massive 3-D model of the Alaska Range. Jenna Schnuer, Anchorage Daily News, "Mat-Su delivers for day trippers and diehard adventure junkies," 3 May 2018 The effort fits into longstanding mountaineering traditions in Alaska. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "A new hut with dramatic views rose up this summer in Alaska’s Hatcher Pass backcountry," 8 July 2018 Like the Freshette, the SheWee would work well while mountaineering and takes up a little less room. Anna Callaghan, Outside Online, "Our Favorite Pee Funnels," 6 June 2018 Most of the climbs are relatively easy, too; trails are well marked and routes rarely require ropes or technical mountaineering skills. The Atlantic, "Is Social Media Luring Hikers Into 'Death Gully'?," 17 May 2018 The Chinese are also trying to boost their domestic tourism with a new mountaineering center in Tingri. Pradeep Bashyal And Annie Gowen, Washington Post, "Climate change, crowding imperil iconic route to top of Mount Everest," 16 May 2018 Last year, 1,289 people attempted the climb and 495 made successful summits, according to the National Park Service's 2017 mountaineering report. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Aussie conquers Denali, then heads to Everest in effort to set Seven Summits speed record," 18 Apr. 2018

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1803, in the meaning defined above

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