MOUNTAIN in sign language

Mountains bring a sense of serenity, depth, and strength. Its power protects itself and its surroundings.

ASL sign for "mountain"

"How do you say 'mountain' in American Sign Language?" Here is a few variations.

Definition: A large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak.




Deaf Studies

Heidi Zimmer (1951-) is an American Deaf mountaineer "who has accomplished several notable firsts in mountaineering. She became the first deaf woman in history to reach the top of Mount McKinley on June 13, 1991. On August 15, 1992, Zimmer became the first deaf person to summit Mount Elbrus. On September 22, 1994, Zimmer became the first deaf woman to summit Mount Kilimanjaro." Ref

The first known Deaf person to summit Mt. Everest was Deaf Japanese Satoshi Tamura on May 21, 2016. He was an alpine skier who competed at three Deaflympic Games. Ref

A deaf mountaineer Muhammad Hawari Bin Hashim, 33, from Malaysia scaled the world's highest peak Everest on May 18, 2023. Muhammad Hashim has been missing while descending from Everest. Ref

First Deaf American mountaineers Scott Lehmann and Shayna Unger summited Mount Everest (29,032 feet) on 22 May 2023. Shayna is the first Deaf woman in the world to reach the highest peak in the world. Ref

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL written for MOUNTAIN

Written ASL digit for "MOUNTAIN". [Contributed by Todd Hicks, ASLwrite, 2019]

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