mconnell wrote:mountainhare wrote:You will be very lean and fit, which is a necessity for climbing to any significant elevations.
Ever see a picture of Don Whillans? Being lean is definitely not a requirement for high altitude climbing. That's more of a rock climbing thing.
I read a quote somewhere about DW where when he was on the hike to base camp a young porter said "you are too fat to be a climber" and Whillans responded with something like "I won't be fat when we're done".