Mountaineering Refresher Course: A Guided Step towards Proficiency

In the mountaineering training segment, things are changing for good. Last Wednesday I discussed one of the interesting developments, an opportunity for mountaineering training in middle age. Today I will cover another useful development. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (H.M.I.) is conducting Mountaineering Refresher Course (Men and Women) in 2019-20. However, the…

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Basic Mountaineering Course in Middle Age: Exclusive Opportunity

We have a happy news for mountaineering enthusiasts who have reached middle age (45-60 years). They can join a basic mountaineering course (B.M.C.) that generally accepts applications from 16-45 age group. Another happy news is that the enthusiasts can choose between short course and long course depending on their leisure…

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How to Get Paid Leave for Mountaineering, Trekking…

Both central government and a number of state governments offer incentives to their employees for participating in adventure activities, including mountaineering and trekking. The incentives include reimbursement of the expenses incurred on the activity and / or special casual leave (S.C.L.). Not all employers grant the leave for all adventure…

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An Opportunity for Expedition Leaders to Learn and Hone Their Skills

Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) plans to conduct a high altitude medical expedition during May-June 2017 to train mountaineers and trekkers in expedition first aid, health care, leadership, life support techniques, medicine, and rescue. So that expedition leaders can protect the injured and affected parties until professional medical help reaches the…

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How to Get Grade A in Basic Mountaineering Course

Tips to Get Grade A in Basic Mountaineering Course

One of my readers* wants to know how he can get grade A in Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC). Here are my suggestions and insider tips for him and other aspiring mountaineers. (* I have deleted reader’s name on his request. The reader does not want unnecessary publicity.) The first prerequisites…

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Types of Mountaineering Peaks

Types of mountaineering peaks

Mountaineering is not a rare holiday activity anymore because of three reasons:   Faster easier access to the mountains and related information Various training options Availability of relatively cheaper gear   Peaks now-a-days are therefore not out of bounds of common persons. The mountainous countries have realized commercial value of…

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What is a peak?

  According to Nepal Mountaineering Association (N.M.A.), a peak refers to a mountain that satisfies the following two conditions: The mountain has a unique route to the summit, which means the route is not shared with other peaks. The col distance between the two mountains is at least 500 meters.…

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Where can you learn mountaineering in Uttarakhand?

Technical knowledge of mountaineering is necessary for every mountain climbing expedition. So, why not enroll for a mountaineering course? Popular and reliable  Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) is one of the best options to learn ice, rock and snow climbing in India. NIM, nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakashi…

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Load limit for porters accompanying adventure expeditions

As per the guidelines of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), a porter shall not carry more than twenty-five (25) kilograms of load per day for a distance of up to ten (10) kilometers. However, distance covered may vary with the altitude and difficulty level of the route. The load limit…

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