Summing Summits

Summit

Meanings and phrases

summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; acme; height; elevation; peak; pinnacle; superlative; meridian; tiptop; top
  2. the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); peak; crown; crest; top; tip
  3. a meeting of heads of governments; summit meeting

summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. reach the summit (of a mountain); breast

summit meeting

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a meeting of heads of governments; summit
E.g.
  • Former Vice-President Al Gore spoke at the two-day opening summit meeting.
  • On February 8, 2019, President Trump announced that Hanoi will host the summit meeting.
  • Near the end of his term, he failed to set up a summit meeting with the Soviets when a U.S. spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.

highest summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The western peak is the highest summit of Tutupaca.
  • The highest summit is the Aiguille du Belvédère at .
  • The highest summit is the Lautaro volcano at .

near the summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The telescope is near the summit of Mauna Kea at .
  • This trail meets the main trail near the summit.
  • There is a television mast near the summit.

reached the summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1871 they reached the summit of the Cima Brenta.
  • It is unknown whether either of them reached the summit.
  • Even as far back as 1950 a small number of people doubted the expedition had reached the summit.

mountain summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The mountain summit receives an average of of snowfall each winter.
  • The mountain summit receives an average of of snow fall each winter.
  • An "Ultra" is a mountain summit with a topographic prominence of or more.

reach the summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They tried to reach the summit of the island but found the cliffs impassable.
  • It is normally not possible to reach the summit before dark after starting in daylight.
  • During summer month weekends, it is common for a dozen or more people to reach the summit.

summit located

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ragged Top Mountain Ragged Top Mountain is a summit located in the Trinity Range in the U.S. state of Nevada.

below the summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On the southern most peak just below the summit lies the wreck of a RAAF Lincoln bomber.
  • Also, Lachenal's diary says he took the summit photographs from a ledge slightly below the summit.
  • Other features include dense forest, reddish-orange rhyolite boulders, and a natural cave just below the summit.

main summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Brandenburger Bluff lies northwest of the main summit.
  • The main summit (1,465 m) is located within the canton of Neuchâtel.
  • 600 metres (650 yards) north of the main summit is a small unnamed tarn.

summit area

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The summit area bears three rocky tors, the middle one of which is the highest.
  • Lava flows extend down from the summit area of Nemo Peak and are covered with scoria.
  • The summit area exhibits the plagioclase-phyric andesite lavas of the Birker Fell Formation.

reaching the summit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists.
  • Almost reaching the summit both succumbed to the reeking vapour of the Lycopodium contained in the smoke pots.
  • Back in Romania, she set up a regional standard for women's rock climbing, after reaching the summit of Omu Peak.

summit plateau

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • During the Pleistocene, alpine glaciers eroded several cirques east of the summit plateau.
  • A large cairn (man-made mound of stones), visible from sea level, can be found on the summit plateau.
  • Standing Crag provides a terminal to the summit plateau, rising beautifully above its reflecting tarn.

summit ridge

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They did not spot anyone and could see the summit ridge until 10 a.m when clouds blocked the view.
  • At the top there is another very narrow and very exposed summit ridge to cross in order to get to the summit cross.
  • From here Blea Crag can be outflanked on either side to arrive on the summit ridge to the east or west of the summit.
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