What Can A Beginner Do To Prepare Off The Mountain Before Giving The Sport A Go?
Maintaining your overall fitness is a great place to start. I would advise anyone interested in mountaineering to get out and do some hill walking. As well as improving overall fitness, this offers a great opportunity to practice crucial skills like navigating, reading your OS map, carrying and packing your rucksack etc. Indoor rock climbing walls are also a great way to get used to the sport and practice your technique before heading out to the mountains.