A Chinese mountaineer held a green raincoat over his waist like an apron, covering his nakedness.
Sher Khan, a Pakistani mountaineer, sunk to his knees, shivering.
A Chinese mountaineer, Sher learned, had miraculously survived.
c.1600, "dweller in mountains," from mountain + -eer. Verb meaning "to be a mountain-climber" is from 1803.