GEN TRG PROGRAMME: SEARCH AND RESCUE COURSE
|DAY 01st||HMI CAMPUS:
Cleaning / Layout of Hostel | Physical Training | Distribution of Ropes | Administrative talk | Visit HMI campus and Museum | Opening Address | Issue of Equipments & Medical inspections | Self introduction by trainees | Rope knots / Friction Hitch | Training film and Own time.
|2nd-7th||TENZING ROCK & HMI CAMPUS: lecture/demonstration/practice
Cleaning / Layout of Hostel | Physical Training | Map Reading – I | First Aid – I | Map Reading – II, First Aid – II, Lecture on GPS and Radio set | Display of various stretchers, Making of improvised stretcher | Helicopter rescue demo,| Characteristics of Helicopter and marking of Helipad |Practice of rock craft | Advance rescue technique on Rock (L/D/P) | Lecture on Weather and clouds |Trekking and navigation exercises | Valdutain and Jumaring | River crossing (L/D/P) at Singla | Exchange of Equipments | Briefing on purchase of necessary items for mountain | Outing | Briefing and deposit of personal valuable items | Training film/Library/Own time.
|8th||MOVE TO YUKSAM – 1850MT, WEST SIKKIM:
Cleaning and Layout of Hostel | Deposition of leftover items at hostel | Loading of rucksack on vehicles | Assemble and Move to Yuksam by Vehicles.
|9th & 10th||MOVE TO TSHOKA – 10,000FT APPROX
Trek to Tshoka | Establishment of Camp | Acclimatisation walk up to 11,000ft | Rescue Exercise and Own time.
|11th||MOVE TO DZONGRI – 13,220FT
Trek to Dzongri | Establishment of Camp | Acclimatisation walk to Dzongri top.
|12th||MOVE TO BASECAMP (CHOWRIKHANG) – 14,600FT, WEST SIKKIM:|
|13th– 17th||LECTURE DEMO AND PRACTICE ON ROCK, SNOW & ICE CRAFT AND RESCUE TECHNIQUES – Base Camp & Rathong Glacier
Acclimatisation walk | Surrounding peaks and revision of mountain terminology (L) | Issue of equipments |Hyperbaric chamber including Pulse Oxymeter and supplementary oxygen | CPR, Administering Life saving injection | Bandaging | Ice Climbing Practice | Anchor Base – Ice & Snow | Jumar Climbing | Crevasse rescue | High altitude cooking and survival night | Casualty evacuation through Suspension and Tyrolean traverse | Practice of Distress signal and Helicopter rescue demo in mountainous region | Navigation and rescue exercises (day & night).
|18th||Trek to Tshoka: Establishment of Camp|
|19th||Trek to Yuksam: Casualty evacuation from Pah Khola (1st bridge from Yuksam) – to Camping site at Yuksam | Lunch at Yuksam | Move to HMI by Vehicles|
Written Test, Equipment returns, Principal Interview, Graduation Practice & Graduation Ceremony .