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Basic Mountaineering Course to learn Mountain Climbing

Height-gaining training exercise part of Basic Mountaineering Course

What Happens in a Basic Mountaineering Course? Mountain Climbing aspirants can learn from my experience.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing else.” – Helen Keller

The majestic beauty of mountains is a source of joy for almost every nature lover. The natural beauty untouched by the pollution of modern life, brings a new perspective to our lives. In recent years, we have seen with the advent of many trekking companies there are many people who are going for high-altitude treks.

There are many treks or certain parts on a trail that is technical in nature. They require an understanding of mountaineering equipment and survival skills in a high-altitude area. One needs to have basic training in mountaineering to climb difficult peaks. A Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) serves that purpose very well.

Height-gaining training exercise

I have always loved mountains and trekking always excites me. After doing many small treks in Sahyadri hills of Maharashtra, and a few high-altitude treks in the mighty Himalayas, I thought of taking up my interest in the mountains to the next level.

I enrolled for the 26 days BMC from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS), Manali, Himachal Pradesh in October’2022.

Basic Mountaineering Course for Mountain Climbing

BMC is the very first step to learning mountaineering and becoming a professional mountaineer. BMC provides you the basic knowledge in rock climbing, rock craft, ice craft, survival skills, exposure to glaciers and high Himalayan Ranges, basic first aid, etc.

Basic Mountaineering Course teaches you the basic things that one should be aware of before going on Mountain Climbing missions. You will learn how to understand weather and climate, map-reading, how to pack your bag pack, mountain terminology, how to use mountaineering equipment, how to walk in mountains, and much more.

Mountain Climbing Trainee

Anyone who wants a career in outdoor activities or wants to become a high-altitude trek leader should do higher courses after doing BMC. Anyone who thinks that BMC is just for fun and is just another trek or easy Mountain Climbing, should think again.

Where to do the Basic Mountaineering Course in India?

In India, there are few Government registered mountaineering Institute from where BMC can be done, and they are:

  1. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi, Uttrakhand
  2. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling, West Bengal
  3. Atal Bihari…

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