If you love adventure and want to scale peaks, mountaineering is a right sport. In India, this sport is flourishing a lot, thanks to the lofty peaks amidst the Himalayan ranges, Karakoram range, Ladakh range etc. People love to go to such expeditions. But such mountaineering expeditions involve various risks as well. There have been very famous Mountaineers in India. Even the foreigners visit India for mountaineering.Mountaineering requires skills and constant practice. The mountaineers must also know the nature of the terrain they have to climb. They can also take the help of the locals to avoid some risks. But the most important thing is do the Professional Course in mountaineering. We are providing you the names of some Institutes/ Universities that offer courses in Mountaineering. So get ready to get yourself enrolled.
But before that go to the official websites of these institutes and get all details such as the duration of course/ Fee details. Now it has become a good career as well. You can get the job of instructors. There is much requirement of the mountaineers in the army. You can also help the other mountaineers in climbing the peaks.
Institutes/ Universities that offer Mountaineering Course –
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering , Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand –
This institute came in to existence in 1965. This is the most reputed mountaineering institute in Asia. The courses which this institute provides – Basic Mountaineering Course, Advance Mountaineering Course, Search and Rescue Course etc.
National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh –
This is one of the newest institutions. It was set up in 2013. The courses are in land, aero, aqua.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling, West Bengal –
Year of establishment- 1954. The courses are – Adventure Courses, Basic Mountaineering Course, Advance Mountaineering Course, Methods of Instruction Course and Courses in climbing, rock etc. The candidates shall get the opportunity of climbing Kanchenjunga.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali, Himachal Pradesh –
It came in to being in 1961. Courses the aspirants can do from here – Basic Mountaineering Course, Advance Mountaineering Course, Snow skiing, Water Course etc. This is the largest adventure sports training centre of India.
Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, Pahalgam, J and K – 1983
The courses are Basic Mountaineering Course, Advance Mountaineering Course, Method of Instruction, Basic/ Advance Skiing Course, Basic Paragliding etc.
Other institutes are –
High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg, J & K
Sonam Gyatso Mountaineering Institute, Gangtok, Sikkim
Pandit Nain Singh Surveyor Mountaineering Training Institutte Munsiyari, Utterakhand
Courtesy – Preetinder Kaur ( The Tribune )