Definition of alpinism in English:

alpinism

noun

  • The sport or activity of climbing high mountains, especially in the Alps, typically involving a small party and ascending from base to summit in a single stage.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Saturday Review. From Alpine + -ism, probably after French alpinisme or Italian alpinismo.

Pronunciation

alpinism

/ˈalpɪnɪz(ə)m/