To Climb Mt. Everest

Ever since I was maybe 14 or 15, I've had this dream of climbing to the top of the world.  When I was in high school, I read a book called Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.  Ever since then, that dream has taken the back burner due to starting a family and working every waking hour.  Now, with me pursuing my passions in health and biohacking, that goal has started to grow again.  I'm putting it out here so that I can be reminded of it and continue to work towards the day that I can actually attempt this climb!  There's much to do, and much to learn to accomplish this, so I better get to it!  If anyone has any tips or pointers on places I should climb in the US first, or anything else related to mountain climbing, I'd love to hear them.