Intro to Mountaineering
If you’ve ever gazed at a snow-covered peak and wondered what it takes to reach the summit, this series can help. We discuss ways to try mountaineering as a beginner and the skills you’ll need to learn before you go. We also cover the gear you need, trip planning tips and a training plan to prepare for mountaineering’s physical demands.
Getting Started Mountaineering
Mountaineering can involve rock climbing, glacier travel and off-trail hiking to reach a summit. Learn how to prepare and get the skills you need.
How to Plan a Mountaineering Trip
Taking the time to thoughtfully plan out a mountaineering trip will increase your odds of summiting and having fun. Learn how.
Mountaineering Gear Essentials
For new climbers, the variety of gear can be daunting. These tips help you get equipped for your next mountaineering adventure.
What to Wear Mountaineering
Learn which clothes to bring on a mountaineering trip to stay comfortable in a range of terrain and weather conditions.
How to Train for Mountaineering
Get tips on fitness assessment and how to develop a personalized mountaineering training plan; also learn some specific strength-training exercises.
Our comprehensive checklist for mountaineering features required and optional gear, clothing and accessories.