What better place for the mountain-climbing summit than on the summit of the mountain. A summit can mean either a meeting between people who are interested in the same subject or the peak of the mountain.

Although originally meant to describe a meeting between the heads of state, summit can be used to describe any gathering of people who care deeply about the same topic. If, for example, you are the captain of your chess club, you might attend the upcoming Chess Club Summit, at which new rules of the tournament will be discussed. Moreover, while summit also means the very top of a mountain, summit can be used metaphorically to mean a variety of heights, such as the summit of a career, an industry, or any kind of major effort.

Definitions of summit
  1. noun
    the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    “the region is a few molecules wide at the summit
    synonyms: crest, crown, peak, tip, top
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    brow, hilltop
    the peak of a hill
    a lofty peak
    mountain peak
    the summit of a mountain
    type of:
    place, spot, topographic point
    a point located with respect to surface features of some region
  2. noun
    the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    “the summit of his ambition”
    synonyms: acme, elevation, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, superlative, tiptop, top, zenith
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    type of:
    degree, level, point, stage
    a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  3. noun
    a meeting of heads of governments
    synonyms: summit meeting
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    type of:
    group meeting, meeting
    a formally arranged gathering
  4. verb
    reach the summit (of a mountain)
    “Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit
    synonyms: breast
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    type of:
    arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach
    reach a destination, either real or abstract
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