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- n. The sport of climbing, ascending a wall or a rock or another object using available holds, generally with the safety of a rope and belayer.
- n. Climb; ascent.
- v. Present participle of climb.
- adj. That climbs; that grows upwards by gripping onto a surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. pr. & vb. n. of climb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
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Or maybe mountain climbing is a better metaphor: you are up there at the mercy of the elements, and for success, preparation and luck and timing are everything.
Mountain climbing is too hard; zere is too much fatigue, signorina, for you.
UFC 2009: Undisputed manages to fight off a resurgent Call Of Duty: World At War to take third, with the WWII title climbing ten places to fourth.
Habu doesn’t inspire unvarnished admiration; his joy in climbing is difficult to share as it’s so specific and fierce.
I had come to celebrate a milestone in climbing history: the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of El Capitan, that 3,000-foot granite cliff that shines like silver near the western end of seven-mile-long Yosemite Valley.
His powerfully muscular frame, topped by a mop of blond hair and his trademark moustache, was a familiar sight in climbing magazines for 35 years, but even at the height of his fame, which in Europe was considerable, he remained himself: approachable, good-humoured and endlessly enthusiastic.
Even with what she admits is "zilch" official mountain climbing training, Gina feels it's an important step to walk the walk she talks everyday.
"These phones are not just suitable for tough working conditions, they're also ideal for people who lead outdoor lifestyles such as mountain climbing, skiing and sailing," Jones said.
Kit made the round trip of the last pack four times a day, which is to say that he daily covered twenty-four miles of mountain climbing, twelve miles of it under one hundred and fifty pounds.
Despite your best efforts to curb them from doing so, attempting to stop a cat from scratching and climbing is a nearly impossible task.