Greetings folks, Been watching the Discovery Channel special "Everest-Beyond the Limit" and find myself now really interested in mountaineering. I'm 29 years old and in pretty decent shape and was wondering how one would go about becoming involved in this sport. Are there special mountaineering schools where I could learn the basics and get started? Am I too old to start? Is it a hobbie for the very rich alone? I'd love to hear from anyone who has been involved in this sport.