4 Opportunities for Adventure Professionals at ABVIMAS

Jobs for mountaineering supervisor, skiing instructor, trekking guide

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS) at Manali hires mountaineering, skiing, trekking, and hotel professionals on contract basis. You can apply online at the website of Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission (HPSSC) Hamirpur District, http://www.hpsssb.hp.gov.in/. Essential Qualifications A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized…

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First Commercial Issue of ABHA is Available on Magzter

Cover of First Commercial Issue of ABHA

We have released the first commercial issue of ABHA, a new magazine exclusively dedicated to the travels in the Himalayas. The acronym ABHA stands for About Best Himalayan Adventures. Twelve elaborate adventure photo features take you to three Indian Himalayan states: Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Action trips…

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18 Duties of Paragliding Permit Holders Operating in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero Sports Rule 8, 2017 lists duties of the paragliding permit holders or paragliding operators. Let’s have a look at the duties: 1. Each operator shall have the following equipment before s/he is allowed to carry out paragliding activities:  (Rule 8) Flying equipment shall follow the…

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Nepal Bans 3 Types of Climbs in Himalayas

Nepal bans the following climbs in the Himalayas to minimize the accidents, thereby making mountaineering safer: 1. Solo climbs. For example, foreign mountaineers cannot attempt the peaks without a local guide. 2. Climbs by visually-impaired and blinds 3. Climbs by double amputees, persons whose hands and legs have been surgically…

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Adventure Tourism in 2017: Himachal Pradesh

Here is a recap of efforts made by Himachal Pradesh to give a push to tourism, especially adventure tourism in 2017. The state introduced adventure activity rules, defined time limits to register tourism units, notified appellate authorities for different tourism services, launched adventure tourism campaign… Browse the timeline to know …

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4 Bottlenecks Plaguing Rafting Segment in Jammu Kashmir

Despite having numerous white water rivers, rafting segment in Jammu Kashmir performs poorly.  Why? Because of the following problems: No incentives No promotion, including advertisements No technical support At the starting and ending points along the white water sections of the rivers, basic amenities are missing. For example, toilets, changing…

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44 Indian Himalayan Peaks Attempted Once in 2016

44 Indian Himalayan Peaks Attempted Once in 2016

Indian mountaineers attempted just 18.84% (52) of available mountain peaks in 2016. Out of these Indian Himalayan peaks, they attempted 84.61% (44) just once. Here is the graphic list of these peaks scattered in four Indian Himalayan states. Data Source: Indian Mountaineer, an annual publication of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation…

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