social climber

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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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That included 28 climbers in two separate climbing teams, as well as solitary climbers, he added.
Eleven adult male and ten female climbers in Hong Kong, China, who had trained for a mean period of 9.
Many climbers which grow and flower for several years are perennials and they are valued because once established and trained on support, they continue to flower with little care.
The Turkish climber will share moments of their expedition on a regular basis on the Internet.
Most climbers concede beacons can be useful, but they say climbers should have the freedom to use them or not.
Other climbers have the ability to stick to anything in their way - ivy is a prime example of a climber which has sticky feet.
Climbers of yesteryear created a lot of noise as hunters went up the tree.
Survivors included Marco Confortola, an Italian climber, Wilko van Rooiien, a Dutchman, and two Nepali Sherpas, Temba and Cas.
The safety sleeve therefore allows the climber to focus on climbing and keep his/her hands on the ladder at all times.
As climbers slowly creep up the rough rock surfaces using their own power--ropes, harnesses, and carabiners generally do not aid in ascent but simply lessen the chance of a catastrophic fall--casual observers may think these sinewy creatures are a rare breed of animal who defy the laws of gravity and common sense.
On February 15, two climbers from Lithuania - Saikauskas Saulius and Kestutis Skrupskelis - fell off a cliff near the Racek hut.
ISLAMABAD -- An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring night-time rescue on Nanga Parbat with the support of Pakistan Army but called off the search for a second missing Polish climber.
Authorities are ready to launch an operation to rescue two European climbers stranded on Nanga Parbat, one of world's highest mountains in Pakistan, officials said.
GILGIT -- The army will begin on Saturday (today) an operation to rescue two foreign climbers stuck on Nanga Parbat, also known as the 'killer mountain'.
ISLAMABAD -- Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents.