alpinist

alpinist

[al-puh-nist]
noun (often initial capital letter)
1.
a mountain climber, especially in the Alps.
2.
a downhill skier, especially one engaging in competitive slalom and downhill events.

Origin:
1880–85; < French alpiniste. See alpine, -ist

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alpinist (ˈælpɪnɪst)
 
n
a mountaineer who climbs in medium-sized glaciated mountain areas such as the Alps
 
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