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Honorary members will be recommended by the GC for approval of the General Body. The persons should be of eminence in the field of mountaineering/Ecology/Glaciology/Geology/Flora/Fauna/ Mountain Photography/ Mountain medicine or any such field related to mountains and high altitude in particular and Himalaya in general. Age is no bar but such persons are likely be above 50 years of age.
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1. Clubs/Association/Organizations related to the field of
Mountaineering/Trekking/Sports Climbing/Allied and Adventure Land
Based Activities can become affiliated members of Indian
2. The concerned bodies are to furnish the following:
a) Constitution showing the aim and objectives.
b) A photocopy of the Registration of Club/Association from
Registrar of Societies Office (for Indians). Copy of Registration of
Club from respective Govt Dept of the Country.
c) List of Office bearers.
d) List of Members.
e) When did the Association start and details of activities on
mountaineering/trekking and others since inception(atleast three
years should be completed.)
f) DD/Appropriate Money Transfer Instrument as per following rates
on yearly basis:
i) Indian Clubs Rs 1000/-
ii) SAARC Countries Club $ 100
iii) Non-SAARC Countries $ 500
a) 25% discount on peak/expedition bookings/50% to SAARC countries.
b) Preference and priority in clearances for joint expeditions.
c) A complementary subscription to the annual edition of Indian
Mountaineer Journal published.
3. Club Clearance. The foreign Club should submit clearance/no
objection from UIAA/ appropriate Dept. of the parent Country/
External Affair Ministry of Govt. of parent Country/Central
Mountaineering Agency of parent Country.
4. Terms & Conditions. The Clubs would be non-voting members of IMF.
However, 30 affiliated Indian Clubs/Associations are selected as
Institutional Members with voting rights, on rotational basis, for a
period of three years.
The Tour Operator should have done Basic/ Advanced Mountaineering Course/ HAWS Mountain warfare/Winter warfare course and should have participated in High Altitude Expeditions. Age 30 to 45 yrs. He should be associated with at lease one welfare project in the welfare of mountain dwellers, Sirdars/Porters and their families. Should have in the payrole of his company one or two qualified mountaineers so that in case of a crisis he is in position to give suitable directions to his support team. He should subscribe to the moral code of conduct that he will not abondon the expedition members that have gone through him, under any circumstances. He should be in the field of Mountain Tourism/Adventure for atleast ten years and should have conducted at least 5 high altitude/ mountaineering expeditions. He should have his own rescue equipment to launch rescue operations at short notice. IMF may verify any such claims and do not accept/terminate membership if such claims are found to be incorrect.
He should be in the field of Mountaineering &/ Adventure equipment supply for atleast 10 yeears. Age 30 to 45 yrs. Should have R&D set up and should be manufacturing mountaineering equipment or part thetreof in India to build up indigenous manufacturing capabilities. Should preferably have quality Certification such as ISO 9000 or any other certification widely accepted..
International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute