sherpa noun a male member of the sherpa people employed as a mountain guide or porter n.
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sherpa noun A male member of the Sherpa people employed as a mountain guide or porter. summit noun a peak; the top of a mountain. e levation noun That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill. sea level noun

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summitnoun

a peak; the top of a mountain

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elevation

noun

That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.

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sea level

noun

Height of the surface of the oceans above which heights of geographical features and aircraft flight levels are measured.

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abyss

noun

A bottomless depth, gulf, or chasm; any deep, immeasurable, or bottomless pit

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peak

noun

The very top of the mountain

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secure

noun

To make free from danger

Verb

Free from danger

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yak

noun

An ox-like mammal native to the Himalayasand Tibet with dark, long and silky hair a horse like tail and a full, bushy mane

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glacier

noun

 A large body of ice which flows under its own mass, usually downhill.

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altitude

noun

The height measured from sea level up to any given point.

A vertical distance.

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acclimatization

noun

The process of becoming used to a new climate

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acclimate

verb

To learn to endure or survive in a climate from which you are not native

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gear

noun

Equipment needed specifically for an athletic endeavor

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expedition

noun

A journey taken by a group of people with a definite objective

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base camp

noun

Area used for staging an attempt to reach the summit of a mountain

17,700 feet

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Advanced base camp (ABC)

noun

Staging area 2 or Camp 2 for attempts to summit

21,300 feet

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crevasse

noun

Crack or opening (fissure)

in a glacier or ice field

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Death zone

noun

Last area before attempting to summit; climbers can only endure being in the death zone for 2-3 days; high risk for altitude sickness & frostbite

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frostbite

noun

The freezing of some part of the body

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descend

Verb

To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards

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avalanche

noun

A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side