In an everyday situation to address the very top of a mountain is better to say:

at the top of the mountain


at the summit of the mountain

And again what's the difference between the two? In which situation you should use them?


They are both exactly the same. The summit is defined as the top of a mountain. I can't think of any situation where I would prefer one over the other.

  • so there is no difference whatsoever? – Gio0sol Jul 20 '18 at 9:19
  • Nope, none whatsoever. – Omegastick Jul 20 '18 at 9:38
  • One caveat - "summit" can be used as a verb by climbers. "I summited Kilimanjaro last year". They would not say "I topped ..." – John Feltz Jul 20 '18 at 11:15
  • @JohnFeltz True. The noun summit and the verb summit have different meanings (as do the noun top and the verb top). – Omegastick Jul 20 '18 at 16:59

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