Moontaineerin or moontain climbin is the sport, hobby or profession o hikin, skiin, an climbin moontains.[2] While moontaineerin began as attempts tae reach the heichest pynt o unclimbed big moontains it haes branched intae specializations that address different aspects o the moontain an consists o three auries: rock-craft, snaw-craft an skiin, dependin on whether the route chosen is ower rock, snaw or ice. Aw require experience, athletic ability, an technical knawledge tae maintain safety.[3]

Climber takin the final few steps ontae the 6,160 m (20,210 ft)[1] summit o Imja Tse (Island Peak) in Nepal, 2004


  1. "Nepal Mountaineering Association". web page. 2008. Retrieved 2 Juin 2011.
  2. The Mountaineers (8 September 2010). Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills. 8th Ed. Mountaineers Books. ISBN 978-1-59485-137-7.
  3. Cox, Steven M. and Kris Fulsaas, ed., ed. (2009) [2003]. Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills (7 ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. ISBN 0-89886-828-9.CS1 maint: multiple names: eeditors leet (link) CS1 maint: extra text: eeditors leet (link)