alpinism


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al·pin·ism

also Al·pin·ism  (ăl′pə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Mountain climbing, especially in the Alps.

al′pin·ist n.

alpinism

the climbing of the Alps or any equally high mountain ranges. — alpinist, n.
See also: Mountains
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alpinism - mountain climbing (not restricted to the Alps)Alpinism - mountain climbing (not restricted to the Alps)
mountain climbing, mountaineering - the activity of climbing a mountain
Translations

alpinism

nAlpinistik f, → Alpinismus m

alpinism

[ˈælpɪnɪzm] nalpinismo
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The Kendal Mountain Festival provides a host of lectures, literary awards, photography and over 60 film screenings culminating in a special 150th anniversary presentation of the 'Golden Age of Alpinism.
John, who met Alex in the 70s when they were students at Leeds University, said: "Alex was one of the founders of light and fast alpinism, where mountaineers attempt the toughest of climbs with as little equipment as possible.
Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and alpinism.
The contract has as its object the service of advertising sales for the magazine of the Italian Alpine Club Montagne360, a monthly cultural and technical alpinism, currently also distributed at newsstands, and the online magazine The Boot.
Poland also offers a large number of golf courses and bike and trekking trails in all kinds of terrain with good conditions for Alpinism due to the diverse types of mountains," according to the statement.
This set with its summits and villages around, Paykohi village with wonderful perspective, rare species of plants, springs, seasonal rivers and geysers has very unique abilities for traveling as a tourist, promenade in the nature, sojourn, bivouac, picnic, alpinism and etc.
In his speech at the closing ceremony in Chamonix, De Coubertin explained why the medal had been awarded to the expedition: "For the first time a gold medal is awarded for alpinism, and it is awarded to the glorious expedition to the Mount Everest.
In his speech at the closing ceremony in Chamonix, De Coubertin said: "For the first time a gold medal is awarded for alpinism, and it is awarded to the glorious expedition to the Mount Everest.
He hopes to renew Irish interest in alpinism by telling the story of Irish alpinists from the mid-nineteenth century to 1921.
He later wrote comprehensively about it and is often considered the father of Alpinism.
For Arancio, it seems, mountains, volcanoes, and rocks are infused with Romantic ideas connected to what a historian might speak of as the simultaneous rise of Alpinism as a leisure pursuit and the popularization of geology as a discipline.
She received a first grade in mountaineering and became director of the Moscow State University alpinism club.