mountaineering

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

Definition of mountaineering 

: the sport or technique of scaling mountains

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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 At the same time, three decades of commercialized mountaineering have created the illusion that anyone, more or less, can touch the sky. Time, "The Ethics of Climbing Everest: Double Amputee Xia Boyu’s Feat Fuels Debates About Who Belongs on the Roof of the World," 3 Apr. 2018 Lillegard, who has two children and a history of mountaineering and rock-climbing, gathered a team of more than a dozen specialists, included a fetal cardiologist, pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, even an ethicist. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Some people do better exercising at a low-intensity pace," 29 Apr. 2018

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1803, in the meaning defined above

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