How to Make Career in Adventure Travel and Tourism

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 peak: 15 years 7/11 months. Source: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/15-year-old-boy-becomes-youngest-indian-to-climb-mount-everest-524180  https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/raghav-joneja-15-becomes-youngest-indian-to-climb-everest/articleshow/20422878.cms May, 2018: Shivangi Pathak, Hisar. Age at which scaled the peak: 16 years. Source: http://ddnews.gov.in/sports/shivangi-pathak-becomes-youngest-indian-woman-scale-mount-everest https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/haryanas-shivangi-pathak-becomes-youngest-indian-woman-to-scale-mt-everest/312071 https://www.amarujala.com/photo-gallery/education/success-stories/chandigarh-shivangi-pathak-becomes-the-youngest-climber-of-mount-everest May 23, 2010. Arjun Vajpai, Noida. Age at which scaled the peak: 16 years Source: http://www.arjunvajpai.com https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Noida-boy-conquers-Mount-Everest/article16302733.ece ...
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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 Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Each participant shall report at the designated institute one day before starting of the 15-day course.   The prospects shall meet the following prerequisites: A certificate of passing the tenth standard Fluent in  both English and Hindi Ability to write in both the above ...
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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. Questions: Out of total short descriptive sixteen questions, eight questions assess your practical knowledge of managing adventure trips. The remaining questions test your general awareness of adventure travel and tourism segment. Exam date and participant’s name and signature Here are questions asked in one of the aptitude tests: General Awareness ...
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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 Tourism. The objective of the scheme is to educate, train, and certify the adventure tourism service providers. The ministry implements the scheme through Indian Mountaineering Foundation (I.M.F.) and six government mountaineering institutes. According to United Nations, Capacity Building is a “process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes, and ...
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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 I apply for the course? You can apply in the following ways: Complete online application that requires registration and profile creation. Sign up on indmount.org and download the form. Send duly filled-in physical form via email (Scan the form) and traditional mail to the foundation. How many seats are available? Up ...
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Salary for the Position of Trekking Officer / Guide
Many of us dream of a government adventure tourism job with fixed salary, perks, and loads of certainty. Is it not? But these jobs are limited and most of the time these are earmarked for locals. For instance, Sikkim used to appoint trekking guides and officers. In 2010, Sikkim classified posts of trekking guides and officers under the State Department of Tourism into the following four grades: Trekking Guide – Grade I Trekking Guide – Grade II Trekking Officer / Guide – Selection Grade I Trekking Officer / Guide – Selection Grade II The government listed eligibility criteria and fixed ...
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Climbathon: An Opportunity to Update Alpine Mountaineering Skills
Do you want to become a certified alpine mountaineering leader? Or, are you already practicing alpine mountaineering but want to update your skills? I can hear some ayes. Apply for Climbathon. What is Climbathon? Climbathon teaches how to lead mountaineering teams and how to reduce dependence on guides and Sherpas. So, it is for hardcore mountaineers. Climbathon is a training program for climbers who have completed advance mountaineering course (AMC) with grade A and are regularly practicing mountaineering. And, Indian Mountaineering Foundation, the big boss of climbing in India, has been organizing the course at Bara Shigri Glacier area, Lahaul ...
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You can download the Form V to register as a tourist guide and an outdoor photographer with Sikkim Tourism Department. You will need the following documents to complete the application: Fee A 1,000-rupeee B.R. / challan / demand draft in favor of Tourism Department towards registration fee for fresh applications (Rule 4, the Sikkim Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1998) Remember! If you lose the registration certificate, you have to pay INR 2,000 to get a duplicate certificate (Rule 4).  Annual certificate renewal fee is INR 500 (Rule 4). Proof of professional qualifications Copies of Educational certificates Certificate in photography ...
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In public cultural events that take place in the Himalayas, I have noticed that audiences and participants go crazy after media teams. Many of them indulge in tomfoolery to ensure that their faces appear on television channels and / or in newspapers while others want an instant print for lifelong memories of rare events like Nanda Raj Jat. If you are a reasonably good photographer, you can earn some money during Nanda Raj Jat, a religious adventure that take place once in twelve (12) years in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. All yatris want their and event pictures. They try to use their ...
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