alpenstock

NOUN
  1. a stout staff with a metal point; used by mountain climbers
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How To Use alpenstock In A Sentence

  • Climbing kit includes climbing boots, crampons snow goggles, alpenstocks iceice pitons , piton hammers, and rope ladders.
  • He had a thick, heavy beard, and some pretty old gear, but the thing I remember most is this wooden alpenstock he was carrying.
  • Every lady had her guide and alpenstock, every man had his alpenstock, and all of us were strapped round our waists to hold on to each other. The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton
  • One sees them stumble on, leaning on alpenstocks or throwing their heads back to gulp the last of a skinned borraccia.
  • She advances over the upland, jumps over the brook, with the aid of her alpenstock, and climbs up the hillock. When We Dead Awaken
  • The Czech scientists allowed the licenses to be transferred to Alpenstock Holdings, a subsidiary of Alltracel.
  • He has the names of all the peaks done in iron at his shop, and if you take your alpenstock to him, he will, for a few francs, brand on it all the names it will hold, from the Ortler to Mont Blanc. Revenge!
  • After testing her fitness by a demanding walk he decided that she would cope and took her to be equipped with clinkered boots and an alpenstock.
  • As often happens in very remote, sparsely populated places, a man showed up out of nowhere: a Wakhi named Sher Ali, rough as a rock, with his own alpenstock.
  • Once I slipped, and my legs fell in, and my alpenstock; but I clung to the stump till hauled up. The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton
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