mountaineering mountaineering  /ˈmaʊn tɪ ˌnɪ rɪŋ/


  • (n) the activity of climbing a mountain


  1. Concerning the allure of hiking and mountaineering: Some people love it because of the solitude, and choose to do it alone.
  2. Over the next 22 years, he amassed 115 records in aviation, gliding, ballooning, sailing, boating, mountaineering, skiing, triathlon, even dogsledding.
  3. That ascent, and Messner's subsequent conquest of the world's 13 other peaks of 8,000 m or more, set the gold standard for mountaineering.


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  1. "It is hardly mountaineering; more like a conducted tour," Sir Edmund Hillary told reporters in Katmandu in 2003, celebrating the anniversary of his and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay's historic 1953 climb of the 29,035-foot summit.
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Edmund Hillary Source: Newsday

  2. Mr Macartney-Snape said the climb "epitomises the true spirit of mountaineering, which is exploratory and lightweight". "If something had gone wrong, they would have been on their own, totally on their own."
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Tim Macartney-Snape Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "I found him to be a remarkable man, enthusiastic, humorous, thoughtful, and profound," Mr Armstrong wrote. "I soon recognised how he was able to accomplish so much in his life of mountaineering, exploring, and humanitarian works. I am...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Neil Armstrong Source:

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