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Definition 1: someone who climbs mountains - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mountaineer in the sense of this definition

(mountaineer is a kind of ...) a person who enjoys taking risks

(mountaineer is a kind of ...) someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains

"the lead climber looked strong still but his partner often slumped in his ropes"

(... is a kind of mountaineer ) a mountain climber who specializes in difficult climbs

(... is an instance of mountaineer) New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)

(... is an instance of mountaineer) Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)

Definition 2: climb mountains for pleasure as a sport - [verb of motion]

(mountaineer is a kind of ...) go upward with gradual or continuous progress

"Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

(mountaineer belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

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