Mountaineering is set of activities that involves ascending mountains.It differs from other sports.It tests one's courage,resourcefulness,strength,ability,and stamina.

It is also called as alpinism which was born in 19th century. Activities include climbing ,hiking ,skiing,transversing. It's specializations include rock,snow,ice .

Styles of mountaineering are

Alpine style-

Climbing medium sized glaciated mountains areas such as Alps or Rocky Mountains which consists of height 7000ft to 12000ft

Expedition style-

Used on large and isolated peaks.

Mountaineering competitions held worldwide.

Some of the them are Climbing World Championship,Climbing World Cup, European Climbing Championship, Sportroccia, Rock Master, Melloblocco,Its going to become Olympic sport in 2020.

How to become a trained mountaineer?

There are many courses related to this such as Basic Mountaineering course, Advance Mountaineering Course, Search and rescue,Method of Instruction.

Some of the Mountaineers are

Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norway, Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedilli, Junk Tabei, Reinhold Meissner


Reaching the summits of Everest,Denali, Kilimanjaro, Vinson, Elbrus, Punchak Java, North Pole and South Pole

Tips to be best mountaineer

1.Do your research

  • Understand mental effort

  • Read stories of Mountaineers

  • Books like Steve M Cox,Kris Fulaas should be referred

  • Watch DVDS

2.Get Fit

  • Improve endurance skills

  • Types of fitness include

  • Running,jogging,

  • Walking,hiking,

  • Weightlifting

  • Snowboarding

3.Learn about Mountaineering ethics

  • Learn the principles

  • Be an advocate for wilderness protection

  • No climb should be attempted alone

4.Plan your first climb

  • Try non-technical "walk-up" mountains to begin with mount Kilimanjaro

  • Try to fill minor altitude changes

  • Track out the other weather patterns

5.Build a strong base camp

  • Take a list of wantings

  • Other supplies required

  • Exercise by stretchting,walking,running

The most important one is..

Descend with plenty of time to get back safely

Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.