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

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Built in 1931 to support skiing and mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies, the lodge lacks running water or electricity, but comes with other luxuries, like great, hearty meals served by candlelight and crackling fires. Brigid Mander, WSJ, "5 Flat-Out Ideal Cross-Country Ski Getaways," 5 Dec. 2018 Leif Whittaker Leif Whittaker wrote a nonfiction book called My Old Man and the Mountain, about his relationship with mountaineering and with his father, Jim, the first American to summit Everest. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, "5 Mountaineers on Their All-Time Favorite Books," 22 June 2018 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society also sent a team to Everest Base Camp in March as part of its Team in Training program, calling its mountaineering arm Climb 2 Cure. Hilary Potkewitz, WSJ, "They’ll Donate More to Charity if You Try to Climb Everest," 13 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of mountaineering

1803, in the meaning defined above

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