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alpinism

n. (context sometimes capitalized English) mountain climbing, especially in the Alps.

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On the closer side, the station was candy-striped bright red, white and green, and flew the Italian flag of those same colors, and was manned by a squad of the Alpine Brigade—looking not exactly prepared for alpinism, since they wore high-fronted jackboots, tall shakos and tunics encrusted with braid, frogs and epaulettes.