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mountain climbing

noun
Origin of mountain climbing
1870-1875
1870-75
Related forms
mountain climber, noun
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  • These two accidents appear to be the ones most likely to befall this or any other mountain climber.

    Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills
  • To crawl up one flight of that stairway you have to be a mountain climber.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
  • At times on our journey the mountain climber reminded me that on his inland voyaging Stevenson traveled with a donkey.

    In the Oregon Country George Palmer Putnam
  • Like a mountain climber in a perilous pass, he preferred to look up rather than down.

  • The only difference was that he covered distance a great deal more rapidly than a mountain climber could.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Annie S. Peck, '78, is also well known as a traveler and mountain climber.

  • I suppose a mountain climber would have called it a nifty job.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • It was like asking a mountain climber if he had ever felt a taut rope over the razor edge of a precipice suddenly go slack.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
  • The staff was as useful to them as the alpenstock to the mountain climber in Switzerland.

  • This "mountain climber," as he was called, was hungry and climbed a farmer's tree in order to steal persimmons.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott

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