4 Teenage Everest Climbers from India

The youngest Indian Everest climber award changed hands quite frequently: May 25, 2014: Poorna Malavath, Telangana.  Age at which scaled the peak: 13 years 10/11 months. She is the youngest Indian Everest Climber. Source: https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/travel/poorna-the-youngest-girl-in-the-world-to-scale-mount-everest-shares-her-story/article28943017.ece https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/travel-tourism/meet-malavath-poorna-youngest-girl-to-climb-mt-everest-now-scales-peak-in-antarctica/1808621/ https://www.forbesindia.com/article/self-made-women-2020/mountaineer-poorna-malavath-19-is-conquering-stereotypes/58079/1 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/indian-teen-is-youngest-girl-to-climb-everest/2014/06/09/f2192ce6-ec37-11e3-93d2-edd4be1f5d9e_story.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-27599570 May 21, 2013: Raghav Joneja, Moradabad. Age at which scaled the…

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I.M.F Invites Applications for Adventure Travel Escort Courses

Indian Mountaineering Foundation (I.M.F) invites applications from eligible candidates for Adventure Travel Escort courses (A.T.E.C) scheduled for 2020. The foundation organizes the courses to provide youth seeking self employment in corporate, tour, and travel sectors. Indian mountaineering training institutes will conduct the courses with the help of the foundation and…

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3 Offline Resources to Learn More about Himalayas

This is the third article in 4-part series about how to learn more about the Himalayas. The article focuses on offline and online resources.   Physical libraries I have not yet come across a dedicated Himalayan library. However, each big city has a rich public library. Many small cities may…

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Scale 2 Tall Summits in Undergraduate Course

Nepal Mountain Academy (N.M.A.) introduced 4-year Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (B.M.S.) in 2017. The multidisciplinary course includes management studies, mountaineering, mountain tourism, pure science, and social science modules.  Who can join the course?  Admission prerequisites are slightly different for Nepali and non-Nepali aspirants. Nepali Students 10+2 or an equivalent certificate…

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What Should I Read to Know More about Himalayas?

One of our valuable readers wants to become an expert of the Himalayas. He wants to know how and where he can learn about the range. Since we share his ambition we have planned four separate articles to answer his four questions about Himalayas: (1) books, magazines, journals,  (2) courses, (3)…

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Aptitude Test for Adventure Travel Escort Course

The aptitude test, a prerequisite for joining Adventure Travel Escort Course (A.T.E.C.), can be answered in either English or Hindi. The participants have to answer in given space only. They cannot ask for an additional sheet. The test has three sections: Participant details: Name, Father’s Name, Address, State, and Pincode.…

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5 FAQs about Adventure Travel Escort Course

Q1. What is Adventure Travel Escort Course (A.T.E.C.)? The 15-day course prepares youth for jobs in the adventure travel and tourism segment.     Q2. What is the aim of the course? Create professional workforce. The course is proposed under Capacity Building for Service Providers (C.B.S.P.) scheme of the Ministry of…

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Mountaineering Professionals Learn New Skills, Enhance Job Prospects

Indian mountaineering professionals have another opportunity to acquire new skills and increase their job prospects. Indian Mountaineering Foundation (I.M.F) is organizing a 4-day Liaison Officer Course, starting from March 16, 2019. Here are FAQs about the course:   Where is the course Venue? I.M.F. Campus, New Delhi   How can…

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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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