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Gain Skills of Snow & Ice Craft; Learn from Giripremi’s best mountaineers, Ideal for Beginners No prerequisite, Chance to Climb Mt. Friendship.

Batch - 21st - 30th May 2024

Fees - INR 40,500/- + (Friendship climb additional) (Ex. Naggar)

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The concept behind this course is to provide trainees with a comprehensive introduction to the snow and ice climbing using specialized equipment. This program aims to equip individuals who aspire to venture into mountaineering and ascend towering peaks in the future with the essential skills and experience.

At this course, trainees will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the challenges and adventures of navigating snow and ice-covered terrains. They will learn the intricacies of walking and climbing on these challenging surfaces, gaining hands-on experience that will serve as a solid foundation for their mountaineering ambitions.

Following is the STD 10 days training itinerary. 

Additionally, those who wish to attemt Mt. Friendship will stay back after the ice craft and attempt the peak in the next three additional days. 

After attempting the peak, the group will head back to Naggar.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival in Naggar HP

Arrive at Naggar base camp located near the historic village of Naggar. Post lunch, there will be a course briefing, after which an acclimatization trek will take you to explore the Naggar Heritage Village.

Day 2

Acclimatiztion

The acclimatization day will involve several aspects of the course. Firstly, trainees will have the opportunity to engage in the high rope course activity, which will provide them with valuable hands-on experience in navigating challenging ropes and obstacles.
Additionally, there will be an informative session where the technical equipment to be used throughout the course will be introduced and explained. Furthermore, there will be a distribution of personal gear, where each participant will receive the necessary equipment they'll use during the course.

Day 3

Dhundi

Transfer to Dhundi by vehicle ( about one and a half hour drive), followed by a 3 hours trek from Dhundi to reach the Bakarthach training camp, where we will be based for the entire training period.

Day 4

Training Snow Craft - 1

We will begin by mastering the correct handling of technical gear, followed by practicing safe ascent and descent on snow slopes. Key skills such as anchoring, belaying, self-arrest, glissading, and team arrest will be honed. Additionally, there will be in-depth discussions about avalanches and other mountain-related hazards.

Day 5

Training Snow Craft - 2

We will begin by mastering the correct handling of technical gear, followed by practicing safe ascent and descent on snow slopes. Key skills such as anchoring, belaying, self-arrest, glissading, and team arrest will be honed. Additionally, there will be in-depth discussions about avalanches and other mountain-related hazards.

Day 6

Training Ice Craft - 1

(Every day, there's a one-hour uphill hike to the glacier for our ice training sessions)
Utilizing specialized gear such as ice axes, crampons, and ice screws, along with adhering to safety protocols, we will engage in training activities involving crampon techniques, fixing ropes, rappelling, setting anchors and belays, glacier traversing, and rescue from crevasses. We will practice climbing ice walls as part of our training regimen.

Day 7

Training Ice Craft - 2

(Every day, there's a one-hour uphill hike to the glacier for our ice training sessions)
Utilizing specialized gear such as ice axes, crampons, and ice screws, along with adhering to safety protocols, we will engage in training activities involving crampon techniques, fixing ropes, rappelling, setting anchors and belays, glacier traversing, and rescue from crevasses. We will practice climbing ice walls as part of our training regimen.

Day 8

Training Ice Craft - 3

(Every day, there's a one-hour uphill hike to the glacier for our ice training sessions)
Utilizing specialized gear such as ice axes, crampons, and ice screws, along with adhering to safety protocols, we will engage in training activities involving crampon techniques, fixing ropes, rappelling, setting anchors and belays, glacier traversing, and rescue from crevasses. We will practice climbing ice walls as part of our training regimen.

Day 9

Back to Dhundi & Then Naggar

After completing our training at the Bakarthach camp, we will trek back to Dhundi. From there, you will be transferred by cabs to Naggar.

Day 10

Departure from Naggar

Last day will conclude with a Certificate Distribution Ceremony and trainees can check out from the campsite after the breakfast.

  • Accommodation in spacious and comfortable tents/Huts at base camp.
  • Accommodation in Alpine tents (2 men/4men) during the training with sleeping bags, fleece inners and trekking mats. (Separate toilet tent facility is provided)
  • A variety of wholesome hygienic vegetarian meals during the programme.
  • Services of a cook, kitchen helpers with the entire necessary kitchen items, utensils etc.
  • Technical equipment such as climbing boots, crampons, gaiters, climbing ropes, ascenders, descenders, helmets, ice screws, carabiners, snow stakes and other technical equipment will be provided.
  • The services of qualified GGIM Instructors.
  • Vehicular transport from Naggar to Dhundi and back to Naggar, after the completion of the training using cabs/Tempo traveller.
  • Insurance of technical staff and camp staff (trainees to obtain their own insurance).
  • First aid kit with oxygen cylinder.
  • All forest and camping charges.
  • Transport till Naggar
  • Any accidental, emergency, travel or medical insurance for the climbing party. It is strongly recommended that the trainees to get themselves comprehensively insured before the programme.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Any and all evacuation charges (medical emergency or otherwise), or hospitalization or physicians consultation charges. Your own insurance policy should also ideally, cover this.
  • Beverages or drinks of any sort, including soft drinks, alcoholic / non-alcoholic drinks or bottled / mineral water.
  • Any charges for a manual or helicopter evacuation, in case of a medical emergency or the like.
  • Any personal climbing gear or equipment, not mentioned above
  • Any other services not specifically mentioned in the service inclusions.

Regirstration Process

Step 1 – Fill up the Online Enrollment form.. Registration Form

Step 2 – Pay the booking amount. (To know the booking amount of this course, please contact team)

Step 3 – Download and print the medical fitness certificate. Get the same signed from medical practitioner (MBBS and above). Medical Certificate

The cancellation policy is applicable once you pay for the course. The fees are non-transferrable to any other participant.

Booking Amount - INR 5000/-
(INR 2500/- non refundable / non transferable)

In case of Cancellation by participant :-
1. If you cancel more than 21 days prior to the course, total paid amount (excluding 2500/- amount) will be refunded or carried forward to the other batch.

2. If you cancel within 7 to 21 days prior to the course, total paid amount (excluding booking amount) will be refunded / carried forward to the other batch.

3. If you cancel within 7 days prior to the course, there will be no refunded or carry forward.

In case of batch transfer, please convey minimum 21 days prior to the course. In this case, we will carry forward total paid amount (including booking amount) to other batch.

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