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About Mountaineering

Mountaineering or mountain climbing is the global sport, hobby or profession of hiking, skiing, and climbing mountains.

While mountaineering began as attempts by teams and individuals to reach the highest point of unclimbed mountains, it has branched into specialisations that address different aspects of the mountain and consists of three areas: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether the route taken is over rock, snow or ice.

Mountaineering or mountain climbing is the global sport, hobby or profession of hiking, skiing, and climbing mountains.

While mountaineering began as attempts by teams and individuals to reach the highest point of unclimbed mountains, it has branched into specialisations that address different aspects of the mountain and consists of three areas: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether the route taken is over rock, snow or ice.

All aspects of mountaineering require experience, athletic ability, and technical knowledge to maintain safety at all times. This outside sport enables participants to engage in physical activity within spectacular natural surroundings, and more information can be found with the British Mountaineering Council on their website www.thebmc.co.uk

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