INSURANCE COVER FOR THE TRAINEES UNDERGOING MOUNTAINEERING/ADVENTURE COURSES AT HMI, DARJEELING (WB)
- Students undergoing mountaineering/adventure courses at HMI Darjeeling (WB) are to get themselves insured for the duration of the course. They must report to HMI Darjeeling (WB) alongwith insurance papers. The insurance must cover accidents, death, loss of limb any illness/injury suffered while undergoing courses at HMI/field training area.
- Customized insurance facility for the duration of adventure activity can be facilitated at HMI, Darjeeling (WB) on payment basis on arrival.
Gp Capt Jai kishan
Gp Capt Jai Kishan took over the charge of Principal, HMI on 17 December 2018. Gp Capt Jai kishan commissioned into Indian Air Force in June 1996. He is an alumni of HMI. He successfully completed his Basic and Advance course from HMI in year 2001 and 2002 respectively.
He has Eight mountaineering expeditions under his belt including three eight thousanders viz. Everest, Lhotse and Mt. Cho Oyu. He is one among the very few mountaineers in the country who had climbed highest peaks in American Continent including Mt. Denali and Mt Acancagua.
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is one of the premier mountaineering institutes in the world. Founded on November 4th, 1954 by none other than Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, the institute is located in the picturesque hill station of Darjeeling.
Darjeeling is also the hometown of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first human to set foot on the highest peak of Mount Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary. And it was in HMI that Tenzing spent most of his post-Everest ascent period as Director of Field Training. HMI is now a prominent landmark of Darjeeling and a Centre of tourist attraction, it commands a magnificent view of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world.