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Glossary

traverse - to cross a mountain slope horizontally or diagonally; the name given to such a crossing

rope - links members of climbing party for safety; a party may be referred to as “a rope”

cornice - overhanging mass of snow or ice along a ridge, shaped like the curling crest of a wave

cwm - an enclosed arm-chair- shaped hollow situated at the head of a valley

scrambling - climbing hurriedly on hands and knees

wriggle - to move with a twist or turn

 tantalize - tease or taunt

 cramponed - climbing on ice wearing spike shoes


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