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

at the top of the mountain

Or

at the summit of the mountain

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

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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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