Some people ask me whether I've been climbing before trying Everest or whether I have to do any training! The answer of course is that I've had quite a lot of mountaineering experience (as would anyone before attempting a mountain like Everest), and training and preparations in general have formed a huge part of my life for a long time now.
Before our Everest climb last year, Fiona and I trained pretty solidly for 2 years, with the last 6 months of that being full-time. So I've now been in training for this for 3 years.
Read more about the different components here;My Training My Gear and Equipment My Previous Climbs My Acclimatisation