from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An official who takes part in a summit conference.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who reaches a summit.
  • n. A mountain climber.
  • n. Someone who attends a conference denoted as a summit.


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  • Ivan became the first Ecuadorian Everest summiteer, and without supplementary O2 to boot.


  • K2 summiteer Libor Uher is leading a team of fellow Czech climbers on an ambitious double header this Spring: Everest's Hornbein Couloir (on the north side!) and Annapurna's East ridge.


  • Nancy Norris hopes to become the oldest north American woman to summit Everest this spring, and the oldest female 7 Summits summiteer - on credit.


  • The American source, a six-time Everest summiteer and tremendously popular mountain guide Luis Benitez, was forced to quit Himalayan guiding after disclosing in Men's Journal how he was threatened by outfitters Russell Brice and Henry Todd.


  • Nine-time summiteer Sherpa eclipsed Babu Chiring's record of 16 hrs 56 mins by a whooping 8 hrs 10 minutes.



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