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Difference between Mountaineers and Alpinists?
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slhappy


Jan 11, 2004, 8:03 AM
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Alpinism is a subset of mountaineering involving a relatively lightweight and fast style of climbing technical routes...It is within the realm of mountaineering...It's that simple.


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Ego, elitism, whatever. I have bought into the tenets of alpinism. The greatest objective, the minimum gear, the boldest approach. Anything less to me is fun, but not what I need out of climbing. I do not label myself alpinist, but alpinism is my ideal. Ego plays no role in my approach, I climb for noone but myself. The ego in this thread appears to be coming from those who loath the term alpinist. I will play my game, and you may play yours. I prefer to leave the talk out, and let actions speak. I think the actions of alpinism speak loudest.

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