Since the last 3yrs of my life where I have been addicted to hiking, trekking and adventure activities. Starting from the scratch being a mountaineer was just a dream for the next 10yrs. This passion for adventure activities, have led me to greater heights of life reaching higher summits in different countries and continents.
Some of my achievements are climbing the highest peak & tough mountains of each country:
Kilimanjaro(5849m) – Africa
First Peak Climbing - 6470m
Everest Base Camp
Annapurana Base Camp
Highest peak -Kota Kinabalu
Gunung Tahan,YongBelar, - G7 mountains
Volcanoes around Indonesia
Highest of IndoChina
First 6000m – STOK KANGRI
Zansar – The Frozen River
Reaching greater heights needed technical skills and experience. So I have been looking around for some mountaineering course around the world which can help me learn new skills and technical knowledge on how to use the mountaineering equipments and climb higher. It was a tough choice either the cost of the course or the duration of the course to get certified as a mountaineer. Finally after much research and comparing prices I looked into Indian Mountaineering schools, some of the top schools NIM & HMI the waiting list time was like 2-3yrs. So there was no chance to get in the course and even the Basic Mountaineering Course was 28days in duration.
A friend of mine from INDIA named Mangesh Koyande who runs Adventure India Company managed to get some slots for BMC at JIM&WS for September2016 Course. I was very excited and immediately booked a seat and got confirmation. Then decided to quit my full time job of Engineering which I was been in the same company for last 8yrs and followed my DREAMS & PASSION to be a mountaineer.
Not sure during that time if my decision was right, but now after 8months of being jobless I never regret that decision I made which changed my life for now.
BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE - 28 Days
Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIM&WS)
The Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIM&WS) was established at Aru (Pahalgam),Jammu & Kashmir in 25 October 1983.The Institute is a Registered Body under the J&K Society Registration Act VI of Samvat 1998 (1941 AD). Raksha Mantri is the President and Chief Minister, Jammu &Kashmir is the Vice President of the Institute.
The Institute and sub centers conducted the following courses during the year :-
(i) Basic Mountaineering Courses
(ii) Advanced Mountaineering Courses
(iii) Method of Instruction (MOI)
(iv) Adventure Courses
(v) ADHOC Adventure Courses
(vi) Rescue Courses
(vii) Basic Skiing Courses
(viii) Intermediate Skiing Courses
(ix) Advanced Sking Courses
(viii) Basic Paragliding
To expose the youth to nature, kindling the spirit of adventure, develop personality, character, courage and confidence through adventure sports.
- Promote adventure activities in the state.
- Impart training on technical aspects of Mountaineering.
- Hone Mountaineering skills of individuals.
- Act as coordinating agency for National and International Adventure activities and Winter games.
- Create Environment awareness amongst youth.
- Undertake rescue operations / search missions.
- Character building.
The Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIM & WS)
BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE
|1||D - Day||Arrival, Reception & Issue of Eqpt.
Documentation & Med. Checkup
|2||D - 1||Accln March ( 5 Km )
Intro to Mtn. Eqpt.
Bouldering & types of hold
Around to Sonamary
|3||D - 2||PT
Prep to Base,Anchor & Belay
|4||D - 3||Trek to Baltal
First Air & CPR
|5||D - 4||PT
Principle of Climbing & Rappeling
Climbing & Rappeling
Do's & Don'ts in Mountains
|6||D - 5||Trek to Table Top
|7||D - 6||PT
Climbing & Rappeling
Load picking & Marching in Mountains
|8||D - 7||Trek to Happy Valley|
|9||D - 8||Adam Day|
|10||D - 9||PT
Hazards in Moutains & Snow Bound Areas
|11||D - 10||PT
Period for Admin Work
|12||D - 11||Endurance
Tent Pitching & Camping
|13||D - 12||Endurance
Zip Wire & Casuality Evacuation
|14||D - 13||Endurance
Route Selction & Rope Fixing
|15||D - 14||Endurance
Route Selction & Rope Fixing
|16||D - 15||Endurance
Jumaring & Rappelling
|17||D - 16||Endurance
Climbing & Preparations of Base
|18||D - 17||Endurance
Rock Craft Test
Prepare to Move to Galcier
|19||D - 18||Adam Day|
|20||D - 19||Walk to Glacier
Intro to Ice Equipments
March with Crampons
Fall & self arrest
|21||D - 20||Walk to Glacier
|22||D - 21||Walk to Glacier
Base Making Practice
|23||D - 22||4point Climbing
Rope Fixing Climbing
Crevase Crossing & Rescue Drill
|24||D - 23||High Altitude trek through glacier march|
|25||D - 24||Ice Craft Test
|26||D - 25||Survival Camp|
|27||D - 26||Deposit of Clothing & Equipments|
|28||D - 27||Written Test
|29||D - 28||
Departure to home
DAILY FOOD MENU
|B’ FAST||LUNCH||Eve. TEA||DINNER|
|MON||Bread Butter ,||Rice, Roti, Dal,||Tea||Rice, Roti, Veg, Dal,|
|Jam, Egg , Tea||Veg, Salad,||Girda/Biscuit||Kheer, Tea|
|TUE||Poori, Chana,||Rice, Roti, Dal,||Cofee||Rice, Roti, Paneer, Veg,|
|Dahi, Tea||Veg, Salad, Fruit||Tailwad/Biscuit||Sooji Halwa, Bournvita|
|WED||Plain Paratha,||Rice, Roti||Tea Sevian||Rice , Roti, Veg, Paneer,|
|Aloo Sabzi,||Samber, Veg,||Meat/Chiken, Sevian|
|Pickle, Tea||Salad, , Papad||Kheer , Coffee|
|THU||Bread, Butter,||Rice, Roti, Rajma,||Tea||Rice, Roti, Dal, Veg,|
|Jam, Egg,||Mix Veg, Dahi,||Girda/Biscuit||Sevian kheer, Coffee|
|FRI||Poori, Aloo Sabzi,||Rice, Roti, Dal,||Cofee||Rice, Roti, Dal, Veg/ Egg|
|Pickle, Tea||Veg, Salad, Fruit||Tailwad/Biscuit||Cary, Suji Halwa,|
|SAT||Bread Butter ,||Rice, Roti, Dal,||Tea||Rice, Roti, Dal, Paneer,|
|Jam, Egg , Tea||Veg, Dahi Raita,||Girda/Biscuit||Meat/Chiken, Feerni, Tea|
|SUN||(Paratha, Nutery)||Rice, Roti, Dal,||Cofee||Rice, Roti, Dal, Veg,|
|/ Maggi, Egg,||Veg, Salad, Fruit||Tailwad/Biscuit||Kheer, Coffee|
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