I want to climb mountains ...
July 20, 2012 2:41 AM Subscribe
How do I start ... mountain climbing?
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
in my daydreams I imagine it must be interesting to climb mountains. (Dangerous too but more on that...)
If I'm serious about getting into this sport, how do I do so? where do I go, what do I do, who do I talk to? I have no equipment or clue how to start.
Physically what exercises ought I to do, to be in the best physical shape to engage in this sport?
Finally, how dangerous is it? Stories such as 'Into Thin Air' or similar books stick in my mind. IMHO & w/ due respect it seems that most calamaties are due to human error. In other words bad things happen when stupid decisions are made. That doesn`t make me immune (perhaps it makes it more likely for an amateur novice) but I wonder how intrinsically dangerous this sport is...
Maybe the answer is `stick to hiking, bud`...
Any comments are welcome, thank you.