Kim Havell

Find the Right Gear

Good mountaineering schools have the newest and best equipment for rental.

Build Up Your Endurance

Since you're trying something new—skinning or climbing with crampons and an ice axe—you'll need to be in great shape to handle exercise at high altitude.

Learn to Climb Technical Terrain

Some knowledge and comfort with ice climbing will make a big difference, building a feeling and love for your tools like crampons and an ice axe.

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