Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes ascensions; a mountain-climber; also. a balloonist who makes ascensions.

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Examples

  • He's the most prolific first ascensionist in the sport's history.

    The Old Man, His Mountains

  • Mr. Beckey is the most prolific first ascensionist in the sport's history.

    The Old Man, His Mountains

  • What else could they suppose of the president of an Alpine Club, a renowned ascensionist, of whom his friends spoke only with "Ahs!" and exultant gestures.

    Tartarin On The Alps

  • Then he would hastily take down his ascensionist outfit and, swearing at himself, put it on.

    Tartarin On The Alps

  • Peter got on Jaguar 5.12d (21 bolts), a long route with a crux jump from tufa to tufa, kinda what the route's first ascensionist envisioned a jaguar might do if he was crazy enough to be hanging around in this cave!

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  • Alpines) and also on account of the splendid panorama to be seen from the summit -- the Bernese Alps marshalled in line, all white and rosy, around the lakes, awaiting the moment when the great ascensionist should cast his ice-axe upon one of them.

    Tartarin On The Alps

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