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Paul Adler from Camp I, Pumori - cloud halos around Everest...


last year, Paul attempted to summit with his wife, Fiona. Fiona made the summit, but Paul had problems with his oxygen and had to turn back only 100 meters from the summit. this year, it is his turn!

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triquet
Apr. 20th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'm humbly begging you not to use the word "summit" as a verb :)
melissamuse
Apr. 21st, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)
damn englishmen ;)
melissamuse
Apr. 21st, 2007 06:50 am (UTC)
summit :P
–noun
1. the highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex.
2. the highest point of attainment or aspiration: the summit of one's ambition.
3. the highest state or degree.
4. the highest level of diplomatic or other governmental officials: a meeting at the summit.
5. summit meeting.
–adjective
6. of or pertaining to a summit meeting: summit talks.
–verb (used without object)
7. to take part in a summit meeting.
8. to reach a summit: summited after a 14-hour climb.
–verb (used with object)
9. to reach the summit of.
[Origin: 1425–75; late ME somete < OF, e
melissamuse
Apr. 21st, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
Re: summit :P
ok Oxford doesn't have the verb...and we all know who has the correct english ;)

how about
[Error: Irreparable invalid markup ('<a [...] "peak>') in entry. Owner must fix manually. Raw contents below.]

ok Oxford doesn't have the verb...and we all know who has the correct english ;)

how about <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Peak+out""peak out"?</a>

so, i am scanning bbc to see what they use.... a bit wordy: reach the peak, climb the peak, scale the peak, reach the summit, bid (one can assume it is for the summit), made the awscent to the summit, attempt at the summit (i like summit bid better), and ascent (up doesn't mean summit).

you knew that would drive me crazy didn't you? let's just call it a mountaineering term ;)
triquet
Apr. 21st, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
Re: summit :P
You have a good grasp of the issue!!! I might expect to find that usage in a relatively modern dictionary that gives the nod to American usage, where any noun can be pressed into service as a verb willy-nilly. Humpty-Dumpty might have been correct over a hundred years ago, but I still prefer the more creative solutions you found in OED!!

You know what drives me more nuts than anything? "Liveable" - as in "Prague is a very liveable city". To stick "-able" on the end of a verb you have to be using it in a transitive sense. A life is "liveable", a city is "inhabitable" (or at the very least "liveable in").
melissamuse
Apr. 21st, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
Re: summit :P
i hate peoples, monies and HAIRisment....
i found it on dictionary.com - summit as a verb :P
but oxford said no......
and yeah, we can take any noun and make it a verb ;)
triquet
Apr. 21st, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Re: summit :P
Knowing that I am taking my (cyber)-life in my hands, I would venture the opinion that there are plenty of contexts where "peoples" and "monies" are legitimate usages. "Harass" and "harassment" with the accent on the first syllable are the traditional pronunciations. There are plenty of Brits who still won' accept the accent on the second syllable, but the battle is already over in the USA, meno male.......
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