from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who makes ascensions; a mountain-climber; also. a balloonist who makes ascensions.
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He's the most prolific first ascensionist in the sport's history.
Mr. Beckey is the most prolific first ascensionist in the sport's history.
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.
Then he would hastily take down his ascensionist outfit and, swearing at himself, put it on.
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!
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.