Indian Basic Minimum Standards for climbing tours

Indian Basic Minimum Standards for commercial mountaineering expeditions

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015 | Contents This is the third and the last post discussing Indian Basic Minimum Standards (BMS) for climbing tours in the Indian Himalayas. Today I will list the three remaining standards.   1. Documentation   The adventure tour operator must have the following …

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10 SOPs and 13 operating tasks for commercial climbing expeditions

Indian Basic Minimum Standards for commercial mountaineering expeditions

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015 | Contents According to the Indian Basic Minimum Standards (BMS) for Mountaineering, the adventure tour operators must define and update standard operation procedures (SOPs) for commercial climbing expeditions to the Indian Himalayas. The SOPs should also be vetted by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation …

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3 Basic Minimum Standards for commercial mountaineering in India

Indian Basic Minimum Standards for commercial mountaineering expeditions

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015 | Contents India defined Basic Minimum Standards (BMS) for commercial mountaineering expeditions to peaks of 6,000 meters or comparable in 2009. The BMS are divided into the following seven categories: 1.      Documentation 2.      Emergencies and rescues 3.      Equipment 4.      Guides / Instructors 5.      …

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Indian norms for water-based adventure tourism

Indian norms for water-based adventure tourism

If you are a water sports operator or water-based adventure travel company, implement safety norms laid down by the National Institute of Watersports (NIWS), Ministry of Tourism (MOT), Government of India to avoid legal and other problems. The institute defines the minimum safety standards for water-based adventure tourism. The standards cover water sports management, qualifications of the operators and  related infrastructure equipment and accessories. The norms have four sections focusing on different water activities and related safety issues. For instance, Section3: covers river rafting. As per the section, “The River Guide must hold valid certification of competency from NIWS or a national governing body recognized by the MOT.” Go through the safety guidelines carefully and download a copy of the water-based adventure tourism norms for a quick reference.