I'm going to be moving to Maine in the next few months and I would like to start climbing, eventually I'd like to move to ice. Most of my experience has been hiking / camping in the Washington cascades. I'm going to have $250-$300 to spend on the initial equipment, what would you recommend. I realize I have left out training, I plan on picking up an army mountaineering field manual and ad-hoc'ing the rest. Thanks in advance.