- n. Plural form of ascent.
“He has used powerful bursts of speed on mountain ascents to gain an edge.”
“Among the first recorded ascents is that in August 1838 by a group of several European botanists: Henri Galeotti, Nicolas Funck, Auguste Ghiesbreght and Jean-Jules Linden.”
“After making the first ascents of several peaks, Mr. Chouinard and his friends drew a map of the unnamed mountains they had explored—and then burned it.”
“Members of Harvard and Dartmouth's mountaineering clubs claimed many of North America's most difficult first ascents, and for years upper-class British climbers deemed it unsporting to use pitons, or iron spikes, on even the most harrowing verticals.”
“In the late 1980s, he made a number of first freestyle ascents of some classic peaks, including Hasse-Brandler on Cima Grande in the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss route on Cima Ovest.”
“He recorded scores of first ascents, some freestyle, on some of the most challenging mountains.”
“He was one climb short of the world record of ascents on Everest, currently set at 20 and held by Nepalese climber Sherpa Apa.”
“As a nation, we've been riveted by the debates over the debt-ceiling crisis, the credit downgrade, the dizzying ascents and descents of the stock market.”
“Notwithstanding several ascents, you'll gradually descend into the hot jungle environment characterizing Palenque, a stark contrast to the relatively cold climate of San Cristóbal you've just left.”
“George Guppy had helped me in no end of ascents, and because of his coolness, judgment and absolute reliability I had come to trust my life in his hands with the utmost confidence.”
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