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  • adj. Of or pertaining to alpinism.
  • n. A mountain climber, especially in the European Alps or in ranges of similar ruggedness and elevation.
  • n. A downhill skier who practises the sport on high mountains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A climber of the Alps.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alpine climber; an alpestrian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mountain climber who specializes in difficult climbs


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  • Police have told the Austria Press Agency they located the partial skeleton Thursday after an alpinist gave them human bones and a hiking boot that he found near a glacier.

    Austrian Mountain Climber's Remains Found After 54 Years

  • One of the worlds top alpinist, Tomaz Humar, died this past week on the remote Nepalese peak Langtang Lirung, 23,711ft 7227m.

  • This talented and charismatic alpinist also knows Bass, yet he awkwardly dismissed attempting to influence him by mumbling banalities about how everyone has to work within their own comfort zone.

    David Holbrooke: Skiing and Sacrifice

  • DeChristopher was at OR to talk about his latest climate action, which revolves around Dick Bass, an amateur alpinist who was the first man to climb the Seven Summits (the highest peaks on each continent) and the owner of the famed Snowbird ski resort outside of Salt Lake City.

    David Holbrooke: Skiing and Sacrifice

  • Those very sites of domestication would later provide staging areas for twentieth-century alpinist excursions into the Cedarberg wilderness.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • I was climbing with Barry Blanchard, a noted Canadian alpinist, heading up a route called Grand Central Couloir, a steep, technical gully that splits the north face of Kitchener.

    A Nature for the Great Outdoors

  • It's the brainchild of Mr. Twight, a legendary American alpinist whose idea of fun was to climb Alaska's Mount Denali by a brutally challenging route in 60 sleepless hours.

    Training That's Beyond Boot Camp

  • She was America's leading female alpinist, the only woman internationally to climb six of 14 peaks that measured 8,000 meters: Gasherbrum II, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Broad Peak, Shishapangma, and Everest (twice), and the record holder of unexplored first mountain ascents.

    Jane Dwyre Garton: Remembering Chris Boskoff

  • In the late 19th century, British alpinist Geoffrey Winthrop Young published a buildering guide to Cambridge University.

    No Elevator, or Stairs, Required

  • I joked that she was the subject of an experiment: To see if I could turn a gym rat into an alpinist in under six months.

    From Gym Rat to Alpinist: Liz's Scary Final Exam


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