We suggest you attend one of our leader's LECTURES to view videos and slides and listen to and discuss our previous expeditions, and learn about our teams, staff, see the equipment in action, study the routes, etcetera. Please visit our LECTURE site to view our upcoming lecture schedule.
Next, you may wish to join one of our Glacier-Schools, where you will be able to hire and purchase the necessary equipment inexpensively, if you do not have it already. You will have an opportunity to experience for yourself: snow-camping, ice-climbing, glacier-travel, crevasse-rescue, placing and retrieving anchors, rope-ascending, rope-descending, and summiting peaks of moderate altitude (4000 metres, 13,000 feet) in glacial conditions.
Now, if you are fit and healthy, you could be ready for a climb of a mid-size Himalayan peak such as Island Peak , Lakpa-Ri /North Col , Ama-Dablam , or Mustagata , where you can test your ability to handle altitude climbing, on an extended Himalayan expedition.
Finally, if you feel ready, you might want to try one of the world's fourteen highest "8000 metre peaks", such as Shishapangma.