Mountaineering is not hiking, climbing or camping. It's all three of those things, usually combined with inclement weather and in a high altitude setting. At every corner and with each step danger lurks, so training is of paramount importance to the success of any expedition.
Tips & Warnings
Go to the mountains often.
Read lots of books - both technical and experiential.
Use the best equipment - your life depends on it.
Consult experts whenever you have a question.
Mountaineering is dangerous and can result in injury, illness or even death.