Alpinism


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mountain climbing (not restricted to the Alps)

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For its location in a pleasant climate, the cave is one of the reasonable places in the city for spending free time along with communal alpinism especially during holidays.
Since the 1894 Olympic Congress, during which the IOC was founded, it had been planned to award an Olympic gold medal for alpinism or mountaineering.
A memorial ceremony for the dead is due to be held on Tuesday in Chamonix, the French Alpine village that is considered the birthplace of European alpinism and the home of most of the French climbers killed.
Alpinism, climbing, hiking, trekking, ski, fast hiking are covered by the Millet range composed by jackets, pants, fleeces, soft shells, technical underwear, beanies, gloves, backpacks, ropes, sleeping bags, climbing shoes and shoes.
After all, in the history of alpinism, only few had ever succeeded in living the dream on a full-time basis.
In the last few years Tim has been at the forefront of para Alpinism, a sport in which the participant climbs with a BASE-jumping rig and on reaching the summit, jumps into a freefall to get back down.
No, not by you--by Joshua Butson, owner of Telluride Alpinism, who learned to build igloos from a guide who lived with Inuits in Quebec.
The Macedonian mountains have a remarkable relief structure and playful terrain configuration, offering excellent conditions for recreation, mass and professional skiing, mountaineering and alpinism.
The summit, about 1,400 m elevation, is characterized by one somewhat rounded rock and two sharply pointed ones just accessible by the use of alpinism equipment.
As mountaineers struggled to come to terms with women, nature, and society, they developed a ritualistic approach to the sport of alpinism, as well as a convention for describing the sublime heights of the mountains.
The region affords unique climatic opportunities for recreation, rehabilitation, hunting, alpinism, mountain-skiing and skating.
The names in this book are a role call of foolhardy bravery and tenacity: Paccard and Balmat on Mont Blanc (1786); Saussure, Agassiz, and Forbes' investigation of glacial mechanics; Wills, who ushered in the "Golden Age" of British alpinism, atop the Wetterhorn (1854); Tyndall and Whymper's rivalry over the Matterhorn (1865); and finally, decades later, the epitome of 20th-century mountaineering, the five-day climb straight up the hellish Eigerwand by Germans laden with hardware and patriotism (1938).
I decided I wanted to speak French and I really wanted to go to Chamonix because I was very into skiing and climbing, and Chamonix in France is the birthplace of modern alpinism and the heart of extreme skiing before it was big here," he said.
No wonder the pioneers of modern Alpinism all came here for the great race to the top that culminated in 1865 with the conquest of Matterhorn, the toughest and most striking of the bunch, by a party of seven led by the Englishman Edward Whymper.