BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE GEN TRG PROGRAMME

GEN TRG PROGRAMME: BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE

DAY ACTIVITIES
Arrival, Reception and Hostel Formalities.
01st  – 08th  Day Tenzing Rock & HMI Campus.   Physical training/Yoga, Distribution of Ropes, Adm Instruction, Visit to HMI Campus and Museum, Opening Address, Introduction to Mountaineering Equipments, Rucksack Packing, Issue of Equipments, Medical Inspection, Mountain Manners and Custom, Mountain Hazards, Map Reading-I, Map Reading-II & GPS, First Aid, Flora and Fauna, Mountain Terminology, Himalayas, Mountain Clothing and their materials, Prevention and Treatment of Mountain Illness, Avalanche, Sport Climbing, Weather and clouds.  Principles of rock Climbing, Holds, Bouldering, Chimney climbing, Anchoring, Belaying, Rappelling. Introduction to Tents, Type of Tents, ropes, coiling of ropes, rope knots, Ice Axe and Crampons/Gaiter, Waste management, Trek to Tiger Hill, physical fitness test cum selection with full load via Pandam Tea Estate, Exchange of Equipments, Indoor and Outdoor Wall, Rope knots practice, Briefing on purchase of necessary items for mountain, Outing, deposit of personal valuable items, Training Film; Library.
9th Day Move to Yuksum – 1850 Mtr, West Sikkim.     Cleaning and layout of beds, Deposition of Leftover Items at Hostel/Cashier, Loading of Rucksack on vehicles, Move to Yuksum by vehicles, stay at Yuksum.
10th -11th  Day Move to Tshoka – 10000 Ft Approx.  Trek to Tshoka, Establishment of Camp, Acclimatization walk up to 11000 Ft, Lecture on Hygiene and Sanitation.
12th Day Move to Dzongri (13220 Ft).   Trek to Dzongri, Establishment of Camp, and Acclimatization walk to Dzongri Top – Dablagang.
13th Day Move to Base Camp.    Trek to Base Camp (Chowrikhang-14600 Ft) West Sikkim.
14th-22nd Day Stay at Base Camp Chowrikhang (14600 ft).     Acclimatization walk, lecture on Surrounding Peaks, Co-ordination of Ice Axe and Fitting of Crampons, Issue of Central equipment, Glacier Travel and Ice Climbing Practice, Anchor Base – Ice and Snow, Glacier, Jumar Climbing, Fixed Rope, Self Arrest, Crevasse Rescue, Introduction to Expedition Planning, Revision of Fixed Rope, Crevasse Rescue, Ice Climbing and anchor base test, field cooking and uses of different cooking stove, Map reading exercise, preparation for height gain.
23rd Day HEIGHT GAIN
24th Day Base Camp   Suspension and Tyrolean Traverse, Class on Hyperbaric Chamber Including pulse Oxy-meter and Supplementary Oxygen, CPR, Stretcher Making, Layout of Personal Equipments, Camp Cleaning and Return of Central Equipments.
25th Day Trek back to Tshoka – Establishment of Camp.
26th Day Trek back to Yuksum – Lunch at Yuksum and move to HMI by vehicle.
27th Day Written Test, Sports Climbing Competition, return of Equipments, Graduation Practice, Principal’s Interview, Cultural Programme, and Graduation Ceremony.
28th Day Dispersal
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