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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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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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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Goecha La Trek with India Hikes: A Review

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I trekked with India Hikes (IH) to the Goecha La View Point I from Yuksom during April-May, 2018. Quality of the amenities and services provided during the trek varied from average, good to very good. Amenities Sleeping bags were not clean. Some of them stank. Tents were good. Food Food…

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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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