This possibly should be in another forum, but i thought I would start here.
I am 37 year old male living in the Souteast. I am in great shape and love spending time doing long grueling backpack trips in bad weather. Would love to know the best way to get into some mountaineering, at least starting with some of the higher peaks in the US.
I know several outfits offer trek/trip packages where you spend a week in the upper rockies doing basic ice skills/climibing training before making summit bids on a couple of 14k foot peaks. Would something like this be the best place to start - the company fees are all over the board, as little as a few hundrend to 10,000 dollar range.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
I guess another option is to find someome experienced with similar interst that I could tag a long with and learn from.
I understand the cost of gear as well as the time to dedicate to a trip across the country and training involved. Anything else I am missing??
Suggestions to how to one day realize this dream?? Thanks