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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8 State Governments Offer Incentive for Adventure Activities

A number of state governments in India offers incentives to their employees for participating in adventure activities. The most common incentive is a (paid) special casual leave (S.C.L.) mainly for two activities: mountaineering and trekking. Special casual leave doubles as an incentive to promote an activity and welfare of the…

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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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4 Problems Faced by Avalanche Rescuers

Rescuing avalanche victims is not an easy job. Let’s understand why it is difficult and risky. 1. Hard Snow After an avalanche caused the havoc, the snow becomes hard, very hard, that cannot be broken easily. Special skills are required to break this hard snow. 2. Poor Communication Network In…

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Old vs New 500 Rupee Banknote

Although the old 500 rupee banknote seized to be a legal tender, look at both the notes for better understanding of the local currency and reducing chances of getting cheated. Here is a comparison of old and new 500 rupee banknotes:            

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