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The complex consists of the offices:
The IMF library cum reading room set up in the complex is intended to provide facilities for research work and also to serve as an information window to cater to the needs of Indian and foreign expeditions, the press and others interested in the mountain sports. The library also maintains, up-to-date maps, photographs and films and acts as an information and documentation center having data base on peaks.
IMF has a 200 capacity air-conditioned auditorium called Sarin Hall where film/slide shows, lectures and seminars are held.
IMF has three dormitories having a capacity to accommodate 10 persons in each.
A canteen in the Complex provides messing facilities for Indian and foreign mountaineers and trekkers.
A two-tier hall houses the Tenzing Norgay Museum in which exhibits, pictures, panoramas and dioramas etc. depict various facets of the Himalayas, history of exploration, survey of the mountain peaks and development of mountaineering. The focus has been on mountaineering in the Indian Himalaya, with a section on Documentation and Information. It includes prominent sections on maps of the Himalayan states of India with a unique "professional class centre" of maps, panoramas and climbing and trekking routes.
Sport Climbing Wall
Sport Climbing wall is available from Tuesday to Sunday . Timings are: 9.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m and 4.00 p,m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rs 150 /-per session. For groups(minimum 30), activities are available viz. Sport Climbing, Burma Bridge, Tyre Swing, Tyroleon Travers(Rope Crossing), Commando Net, Rope Ladder, Crawling through tunnel, natural rocks etc. Prior intimation is required.
One of the largest trekking maps ever created on the Indian Himalaya is on display at the IMF. The map is 17 feet X 17 feet compiled by patching over 10,000 images manually and overlaid with accurate GPS data. The GPS elevation profiles of many treks have been incorporated in the trek. The 17-foot map contains contour maps with trek details of J&K, Himachal and Uttrakhand.
It has taken many years of hard work compiling this map and over laying it manually with the GPS data. This is just the starting point of a much bigger project; where we plan on over laying it with as much information as possible and cover more regions of the Himalaya.
Detailed trekking maps of the Indian Himalaya has been an area which needs a lot of improvement. The IT industry has come forward to help us with the cause. Moving with the time of technology, TCS Foundation is developing a very comprehensive platform incorporating the map and other outdoor adventure related details. We hope to go digital and soon you will not have to carry physical maps, GPS instruments when you trek or scale a peak. The app is also expected to work off line too.
International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute