I know it's probably too risky to make alpine tours alone, especially when you go over glaciers. I joined DAV to be insured while in the mountains and to be able to use the offerings like courses and guided tours. But they are quite expensive, I can't and don't want to do this every month.
I also read books about the topic but I guess book knowledge isn't enough, especially for higher risk mountain tours.
In my opinion the best would be to have a couple of more advanced friends who are able to teach or even know guides or groups and go with them for fun and to learn. Unfortunately I am not having this opportunity.
- What do you think is most important to learn and how should one learn?
My experience is quite low, e.g. I have no clue about knots and security. I think that I am quite well equipped already, although this might not be the most important to start with. From my point of view I am also quite fit.
To summarize the question I could also ask:
- When you were a beginner, who were the persons you learnt from and how did you met them?
- What did they teach you and in which order?