Matt Hardy HI Todd,
The training is going well. If you want some advice on training im glad to help. Since the trip is about 3 months away I feel like this is the best time to start training hard. This will allow you to peak in fitness during your trip. Right now im trying to train 5 times a week. I usually bike twice a week for 40-60 miles and rock climb the remaining 3 days of training. Since it's starting to get cold here in Colorado I'm trying to hike more with a pack. It's going to be a damn slog up that mountain so the better prepared I am to carry a heavy pack the better off i'll be. If your just looking to get in good cardio shape, try wearing a pack and running with it uphill for 1 minute than try 5 minutes off just walking. This will get you in great shape in no time.....do it for one hour.