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I always want to look at the mountains through the eyes of a student who has much more to learn. It was fun to follow @emiliedrinkwater ice climbing up the Great White Icicle in my 8000m boots (that are a size too big) and my Petzl gully lightweight axes today. Good training for things to come… One of the most common questions I receive is, “how do I get into mountaineering?” There are so many different ways! A few places to start: join the @americanalpine club and attend a Craggin’ classic clinic, or go to an ice festival and take a class. Read “Freedom of the Hills” or other instructional books about mountaineering. Hire an @amga1979 certified mountain guide to teach you specific skills for a day. Ask someone in your community who has done a route you want to do if they will take you with them next time. And go climb a mountain, because the best way to learn is by doing. It’s a lifelong process of learning and enjoyment. I hope my account inspires you to get outside, life a healthy, active lifestyle and protect the places we love to play. #BigMountainDreams
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