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  • noun Plural form of alpinist.


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  • He became interested in freestyle climbing in the early 1970s after meeting some alpinists near Dresden who demonstrated that the true appeal of rock climbing lay in the difficulty of the face, not the altitude of the peak.

    Obituary: Freestyle mountain climber Kurt Albert dies of injuries from fall

  • The idea of dressing the same on and off the mountain was also popular in the 19th century, when alpinists took to the hills in tweed suits and handmade leather boots.

    The Gentleman Adventurer

  • The Cape Town alpinists could ignore the previous history of conquest in the Cedarberg because, it seems, they did not look at the tidy fields along the river or notice the evidence of permanent occupation even in the higher elevations.

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

  • Before my company's collapse in October, I'd edited a climbing magazine, but although I'd spent the past fifteen years laboring over the sentences and narrative arc of alpinists and their adventures, now I was the one telling a story.

    Christian Beckwith: Greening the Barrio: Part 5

  • The steepest sections of the summit climb are between 50 - 60 degrees, steeper than the steepest trails at a ski area, yet far from the kind of vertical terrain routinely climbed by the world's best alpinists.

    Freddie Wilkinson: Avalanche Triggers Survival Situation on K2

  • Those poor conditions proved daunting to even the most experienced alpinists.

    Dangling At 19,000 Feet

  • Apart from an increased number of call outs from alpinists in trouble, when the weather does clear, rescuers have to wait until snow conditions stabilise sufficiently in order to carry out detailed searches.

    Unthreaded #14 « Climate Audit

  • Many European alpinists reproached me saying, "You Japanese have bad manners."

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2007

  • Many European alpinists reproached me saying, "You Japanese have bad manners."

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2007

  • Following the drama on Mont Blanc last weekend brought about by continued bad weather conditions, rescue services are warning climbers and alpinists to steer clear of high mountain itineraries until conditions stabilise.

    Unthreaded #14 « Climate Audit


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