Definition of unclimbed in English:



  • (of a mountain or rock face) not previously climbed.

    ‘the unclimbed south ridge’
    • ‘In 1975 Scott became one of the first two Britons to reach the summit of Everest via the previously unclimbed southwest face.’
    • ‘‘There are thousands of unclimbed mountains and I haven't been to Antarctica yet,’ he said.’
    • ‘In 1952, Norgay accompanied Raymond Lambert on a Swiss expedition to within 800 vertical feet of the still unclimbed summit of Everest.’
    • ‘The mountain remained unclimbed for the next 22 years, till an Indian Army team made it up the North east spur to the North ridge from the Sikkim side in 1977.’
    • ‘Climbing with Chris Bonington and several other top British climbers, Venables was abseiling high on the sacred and unclimbed Himalayan mountain of Panch Chuli V when the Slender Thread of the book's title gave way.’
    • ‘It is the world's third highest peak - at the time it was the highest left unclimbed - and, technically, a harder climb than Everest.’
    • ‘Everest is just one of many thousands of mountains in this world, most of which remain unclimbed.’
    • ‘Although they found the unclimbed 6,618 metre mountain, which is also known as Mount Edgar, their ascent was halted by heavy snow, avalanches and dehydration.’
    • ‘In May of 1985, Simpson and his partner Simon Yates set out to scale the west face of Siula Grande, a hitherto unclimbed peak in Peru.’
    • ‘Join us for 10 days of trekking to the base of the highest unclimbed peak in the world, Gangkar Puensum.’
    • ‘A British team of mountaineers led by Dr Charles Evans had conquered mighty Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, up to that point the highest unclimbed peak in the world, reaching within five vertical feet of the summit.’
    • ‘Earlier this year, he was one of a group of mountaineers who climbed 15 previously unclimbed peaks in Greenland.’
    • ‘Based on a true story, it recalls how two ambitious mountaineers set out to conquer a previously unclimbed peak in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.’
    • ‘I want to sail across the Pacific, I want to climb an unclimbed mountain in South America.’
    • ‘At 7,541m, Gangkhar Puensum remains the world's highest unclimbed summit.’
    • ‘In October 1969, Robinson and Yvon Chouinard found themselves staring at Polemonium Peak's V-Notch, an unclimbed ice chute leading to the summit.’
    • ‘But in 1970, a rival Italian mountaineer sparked doubts about the Cerro Torre ascent when he suggested in a magazine article that the peak was still unclimbed.’
    • ‘My partners and I plan to attempt three unclimbed 20,000-foot peaks.’
    • ‘In the summer of 1975, a young climber named David Breashears set his sights on a beautiful, unclimbed sheet of rock rising from the ground on a cliff south of Boulder.’
    • ‘He was an early member of the Canterbury Mountaineering Club and in the course of his entire career climbed around 100 peaks, at least 23 of them previously unclimbed.’