Hi John, Welcome to the Forum. I’m going to be climbing Mount Blanc in September which will be a couple of weeks from my 67th birthday. I needed to loose about 30 pounds before the climb so this is what I have been doing to prepare.
Firstly I started working with the Uphill Athelete’s nutritionist Rebecca Dent to get on a healthy diet and working on my weight goal of loosing 30 pounds. (I’m down 20 so far). I wanted to do this first before I started any of the training programs. This was designed to lay my foundation for fitness. So I started working with Rebecca last November with tremendous success.
Secondly I was ready to start one of the Training Groups this past January.
Now after the above, my list of goals has grown to include mountains that I never thought that I could and woudle consider.
I hope that this helps and all the best on your journey.