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Mountain Climbing Planning and Training

Blue Glacier on  Mt. Olympus 2002

Thinking of planning a great adventure but uncertain how to begin? We’ve started you off with a few favorite destinations and will be adding regularly to our Major Mountains list (below). Included on the Major Mountains pages will be some of the best and most important tips and links specific to each mountain, such as several of the following:

  • Physical training and conditioning for the trip: guidelines and goals
  • Planning resources such as the best books, web sites, or videos
  • Route descriptions, area topography (maps; trip report web sites; books; DVD’s)
  • Food – how much, guidelines on selections, what to watch for on expeditions
  • Specialized gear – personal/technical/group; saving weight; recommended stores
  • Guide services or tips on climbing party size and selection
  • Technical skill level needed, difficulty and advice on choice routes
  • Climbing season and trip time allotment to increase your chance of success
  • Transportation tips: the best way to get to the start of your climb
  • Weather/avalanche information (where regular updates are available)
  • Immunizations / Medications needed for that region of the world
  • Permits/fees/tips and all things monetary

Peak Picks

The list of Mountains below are the planned peaks so far we will be highlighting with information that mayprove useful to our visitors for their planning and training. The peaks with links represent pages that have been developed for that particular mountain. The other mountains will have pages added over time. Comments and suggestions are welcome at our contact page.

Aconcagua

22,841 ft (6,962 m)

Argentina

Annapurna

26,545 ft (8,091 m)

Nepal

Baker

10,778 ft (3,285 m)

USA / WA

Blanc, Mt. (Massif)

15,780 ft (4,810 m)

France/Switzerland

Cho Oyu

26,905 ft (8,201 m)

Nepal

Cook

12,316 ft (3,754 m)

New Zealand

Cotopaxi

19,347 ft (5,897 m)

Ecuador

Elbrus

18,510 ft (5,642 m)

Russia

Everest

29,035 ft (8,850 m)

Nepal

Glacier Peak

10,541 ft (3,213 m)

USA / WA

Hood

11,239 ft (3,426 m)

USA/ OR

Kenya

17,057 ft (5,199 m)

Kenya

Kilimanjaro

19,344 ft (5,896 m)

Tanzania, highest peak in Africa

Matterhorn

14,692 ft (4,478 m)

Italy/ Switzerland

McKinley (Denali)

20,320 ft (6,194 m)

USA/AK, highest peak in North America

Olympus

  7,965 ft (2,428 m)

USA / WA

Rainier

14,411 ft (4,392 m)

USA / WA, highest peak in Washington

Shasta

14,162 ft (4,317 m)

USA / CA

Teton, Grand

13,770 ft (41,97 m)

USA / WY



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