mountaineering :

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mown ti ni ring

  • n  the activity of climbing a mountain
  • v  climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

  • Crowding and accidents increase as Americans flock to mountaineering .
  • Concerning the allure of hiking and mountaineering: Some people love it because of the solitude, and choose to do it alone.
  • The global fascination with mountaineeringfueled by news of the death of eight climbers on Everest on a single day in May 1996has fused with the broadcasting power of the .

  • Edmund Hillary in Newsday
    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.
  • Tim Macartney-Snape in Melbourne Herald Sun
    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."
  • Neil Armstrong in
    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...

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