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How can I prepare for mountain climbing?

To prepare for mountain climbing do one- or two-day climbs to know what equipment to bring, how to set camp, feed yourself and maintain your energy for daily climbing. Experience counts when climbing mountains. You don’t begin on the highest peak. You also need to know when to turn back if the weather isn’t complying or some other unforeseen difficulty arises. Competent first-aid skills are a must.

Mountain climbing requires not just strength (to carry equipment on steep inclines) and endurance, but an ability to handle high-altitude effects on the body. Also, climbing can be an expensive sport, considering time invested and amount of gear required.

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