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social climber

A person who tries to elevate their social status, often through the calculated use of friendships and relationships. Based on his circle of friends, it's obvious that he is nothing more than a social climber.
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According to him, two climbers went to the mountains on Ak-Sai glacier on their own.
Army helicopters would pick up Polish climbers from the K2 base camp and would drop them on the wall of Nanga Parbat.
However, the Nepalese government maintained the ban on climbers under 16 years.
It is also stopping double amputees and blind climbers, adding that all foreigners must have local guides.
There have been a series of fatal accidents on the mountain in the past month, with climbers from France, the Czech Republic, South Korea and Ukraine killed while trying to scale its heights.
on August 1, 2008, the first tragedy was reported, when Serbian climber Dren, unclipped himself to cross Cecilie Skog, a Norwegian climber in front of him.
Experts say highly inexperienced climbers who can afford the cost are now keen to climb Everest and see it as another adventure.
Local media reported that the latest deaths were two foreign climbers and two Sherpa guides.
Three sherpa rescuers have been sent to search for Kumar," Thupden said, adding the climber had been out of contact.
Two climbers have stumbled on the remains of the pair, who were ascending 26,335ft Shishapangma in Tibet.
Climbers found the body Sunday at an elevation of about 17,388 feet (5,300 meters) on the Pico de Orizaba volcano.
One winter afternoon, a caller contacted Ray Brook Dispatch to report a male ice climber had fallen in Chapel Pond Canyon.
Starting in spring 2014, Kathmandu caretakers will require a $4,000 deposit that will be void unless each individual climber descends the mountain with at least eight kilograms (17 lbs.
Under existing rules, Nepal charges USD$25,000 per climber as a license fee, or royalty.
A CLIMBER was winched off a cliff by a rescue helicopter after he fell more than 30 feet and was knocked unconscious.