After completing the Snow craft and Ice craft training, we came back to HMI campus in Darjeeling on 28 April. While coming back we all were quite happy because everyone did good training and the best thing was we all were fit and fine.
Peak Climbing, Snow Craft & Glacier Training at HMI Base Camp – Basic Mountaineering Course
Our glacier training at HMI Base Camp was about to start and we were all set to learn all the techniques and perform all the activities that were scheduled.
Life at HMI Base Camp – HMI Training – Basic Mountaineering Course
After reaching the base camp, the ice craft and snow craft training was about to start from the next day. The schedule of the HMI training at the base camp included the 4 days glacier training and a few other activities.
Reaching Chaurikhang Base Camp – Basic Mountaineering Course at HMI
After completing the acclimatization walk, we had to move towards Dzongri on the next day. We were already told by our instructors that the trek is going to be difficult.
Trek to HMI Base Camp in West Sikkim – Basic Mountaineering Course
Before leaving to Sikkim, we were given time for an outing so that we could buy necessary stuff for the trek. We went to Big Bazaar in Darjeeling to buy chocolates and other eatables.
Rock Craft Training at HMI Darjeeling – Basic Mountaineering Course
This blog explains the rock craft training at HMI Darjeeling that I did in the Basic Mountaineering Course. The major part of the Rock Craft training was done at Darjeeling itself and remaining was conducted at the HMI Base Camp.
Life and Training at HMI Darjeeling – Basic Mountaineering Course
As per the schedule of HMI, the training was divided into two parts in which the initial 10 days training was to be done at HMI Campus in Darjeeling only and the rest of the training was to be conducted at the HMI Basecamp in West Sikkim.
Places to Visit – Exploring Darjeeling – Basic Mountaineering Course at HMI
My mountaineering course at HMI Darjeeling was about to start from 4 April. As it was the first time I was traveling to North East India, I decided to reach 2 days before the reporting date so that I could explore some places in Darjeeling.
Basic Mountaineering Course at HMI, Darjeeling – Introduction to the course
Hey everyone, apologies for two months gap. This is my first post after this long gap and it is about my experience of the Basic Mountaineering Course at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (or HMI Darjeeling) that I recently completed (April 2017).