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Peakbagger Skills

Tips for overcoming jetlag, gathering beta, and getting your summit gear to foreign peaks in one piece.
Mark Jenkins in Tibet

Get Foreign Beta
>> Study maps
Access high-resolution topos for just about any peak through online retailers like Omnimap.com.
>> Learn from the past
The American Alpine Club houses extensive expedition-report archives. A $75 membership provides access, plus basic rescue insurance.
>> Get first-person accounts
Quality mountaineering shops are often connected to well-traveled climbers. Ask retailers for help finding others who’ve been to or near your target.

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