Regarding Order and direct that trekking and mountaineering on all the treks shall be banned in the entire territorial jurisdictions of district Lahaul & Spiti till further orders
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Wilderness Advanced First Aid WAFA Course 11th NOV to 14th NOV 2021
Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) course is designed for outdoor professionals and outdoor enthusiasts, preparing them to care of injuries and illness in remote, challenging environments. The course is fast-paced, challenging, hands-on and fun.
This internationally recognised Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) course addresses injury and illness prevention, patient assessment, long-term patient management, improvised splint and litter construction, and environmental emergencies while stressing the thought processes unique to caring for patients in remote environments.
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: 11th – 14th November, 2021
Timing: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Participants: Maximum 30 people per course.
Venue: IMF, 6, Benito Juarez Marg, South Campus, South Moti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
This course is approved by IMF & certification is accredited by Wilderness Medicine Society, USA (WMS) & American Heart Association (AHA). Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Certification requires 28 hours of instruction including passing the practical & written exam. Adult & Child Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification requires additional 4 hours including passing the practical exam. Successful participants will receive 3 distinct cards (WAFA, Epinephrine Auto-Injector & CPR).
Participation Fee: Rs.10,000/- per person
For registration and further details:
For any other information please feel free to reach us on:
Phone: 011-24111572 Or 0135-2639170
1. The election of the President & Members of the Governing Council are scheduled to take place on 20th November 2021 as per the following schedule: Attached in PDF formate please Download .
2. The following Papers are enclosed for information and necessary action:-
(a) Election Order
(b) Polling Schedule
(c) Electoral Rules
(d) Nomination Form alongwith Conflict of Interest
Declaration and Bio-Sketch of Nominee.
3. Members desirous of filling the nominations for the office of President and/ or Members of the Governing Council are requested to strictly follow the schedule as mentioned in para 1(a) to 1(e) above.
Rita Gombu Marwah
Chairperson –IMF Election Committee-2021
No. 1/IMF/LO Course/2021
11 August 2021
LIAISON OFFICER COURSE
1. Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) is conducting two days Liaison Officer Course at IMF from 15th September 2021 to 16th September 2021 for 40 people.
2. Duration of course is 02 days. The volunteers will report at 8.00 hours on the commencement day i.e. 15th September 2021 at the IMF. Departure will take place a day after completion of the training i.e. 17th September 2021.
3. IMF will charge as Course fee Rs. 3000/- per participant including boarding and lodging for two days. All applications duly completed in all respects should reach IMF by 30th August 2021.
4. You are requested to fill up online application form IMF website:-indmount.org
5. You have to create your profile and click on Courses & Workshop for booking.
6. For more detail please contact to Mr Akhil Purohit 9023774787
( Col S P Malik )
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed for outdoor professionals and outdoor enthusiasts, preparing them to care of injuries and illness in remote, challenging environments. The course is fast-paced, challenging, hands-on and fun.
Duration: 9 Days
Dates: 21st - 29th August 2021
Timing: 8:30am - 05:30pm
Participants: Maximum 30 people per course.
Venue: Hanifl Centre, Woodstock School, Tehri Road, Mussoorie.
For registration and further details:
For any other information please feel free to reach us on:
Phone: 9837038050 (WhatsApp) | 0135-2639178 (8:30am - 05:30pm Mon - Sat) Or Email us at email@example.com
EXPEDITION BRIEF AND PRESS RELEASE
HISTORIC IMF INDIAN EVEREST MASSIF EXPEDITION 2021
SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMNTS
The expedition was organized and conducted by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation or IMF, which is the Apex National Body for Mountaineering and Allied activities in India. The expedition was sponsored by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt of India. The expedition and has been path breaking in many ways as follows :-
1. Never before in the history of the Everest Massif, 04 major peaks namely Mt Nuptse (7861 M), Mt Pumori (7161 M), Mt Lhotse (8516 M) and Mt Everest (8848.86 M) have been attempted by an Indian team or even perhaps from any other country in the world.
Mrs Sita Nawang Gombu
Mrs. Sita Nawang Gombu (81) passed away yesterday at Delhi. She was ailing for some time and was living with her daughter Yangdu.
As wife of the legendary Sherpa Nawang Gombu, she welcomed many mountaineers at their home in Darjeeling. She raised a lovely family, each now well settled in their lives. She also worked for the Sherpa community and was a respected member of it. During several celebrations at Darjeeling by the I M F or the Himalayan Club, she was at the forefront with others and mingled with the international guests of the Club.
She is survived by three daughters and a son. Rita Marwah (current V P of the IMF at Delhi) lives in Delhi having worked at senior positions at Air India. The Second daughter Yangdu is married to Motup Chewang Goba (President of the Himalayan Club). Yangdu formed the well-known outdoor agency, Rimo Expeditions, and she actively ran the company. Younger daughter Ongmu and her family are now settled in Singapore. She is a major Corporate honcho and has ran many high-profile companies internationally. The only son Phenjo is settled in Canada. He was a senior Journalist for 25 years and is now advisor to the Government of Canada. Sita would be proud of her family!
Sita didi (Sita- sister as we all called her) led an active and eventful life and will be missed by our family as she knew of course me and Geeta, and also my sons Sonam and Nawang. We will miss her.
Shri S. Bhattacharjee
Shri S. Bhattacharjee(popularly known as Dada), Hony Treasure, IMF and Adviser, National Sport Climbing Committee breathed his last at approximately 2034 hrs on 14 May 2021 in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Dada, for his contribution to the IMF and Sport Climbing, has always been held in the highest esteem as a lover of the Himalaya and Adventure Sports. May God grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give enough strength to Mrs. Bhattacharjee, her daughter and the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
VOLUNTEERS FOR IMF ORGANISED EXPEDITIONS DURING THE YEAR 2021-2022
1. Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) will be launching self supported, lightweight expeditions during the 2021. Mountaineers, desirous of participating in these expeditions are requested to convey their willingness to the Foundation as per the Form attached.
With warm regards
Col S P Malik , VSM
Notice for Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Course-2021
TO WHOM SO EVER IT MAY CONCERN
Place: New Delhi Honorary Secretary
Date: 1 Jan 2021 IMF
NOTICE FOR OBTAINING EXPRESSION OF INTEREST/RFP FOR THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE EXISTING IMF BUILDING FOR IMF MOUNTAIN MUSEUM
Bids are invited for construction of a new building as first floor on the existing building of IMF located at 6, Benito Juarez Marg, South Campus, South Moti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110021.
The approx. built up area is 1186 SQM (12772 SQ FT)..
The bids are invited for Master Planning, Architecture and Interior design services for the construction of the first floor and refurbishment of the existing building of Indian Mountaineering Foundation. The bid to include Comprehensive Master Plan for the construction of the entire first floor on the existing building in 3 acres site for Indian Mountaineering Foundation , Delhi, to include construction a new Museum , an experience centre , Board/Exhibition room , Audio visual room , dormitories , cafeteria / food area and other supporting service areas.
The SCOPE OF WORK to include
- Concept of the Design
- Proposed Design Strategies
- Site plan
- Layout plan
- Sections ( as required )
- Project brief
- 3D Renderings for Architecture and Interior design
- First cut estimate for the proposed design of the project
The bid should include the time required to submit the same, cost, payment schedule and terms and conditions, if any. A brief on the projects carried out in past and experience in the projected work OF Museums is also required to be submitted.
The details required should also fulfil the requirements enumerated in “ Guidelines for processing of cases under Museum Grant Scheme’ of the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India. The details of which must be perused and can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
NOTICE FOR OBTAINING EXPRESSION OF INTEREST/RFP FOR SUBMISSION OF DETAILED PROJECT REPORT (DPR) OF THE PROPOSED NEW MUSEUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE EXISTING IMF BUILDING
Bids are invited from experienced Museologists/ persons having worked on museum projects to submit the proposal for preparation of DPR for the new Mountain Museum as per the requirements listed in “ Guidelines for processing of cases under Museum Grant Scheme’ of the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India. The details of which can be downloaded from the website of Ministry of Culture,
The bid should include the time required to submit the same, cost, payment schedule and terms and conditions, if any.
A brief on the projects carried out in past and experience in the projected work is also required to be submitted
Please submite your RFP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR DOWNLOAD INDIAN MOUNTAINEER 2020 VOLUME 56
We are pleased to share the Volume 11 of Apex Newsletter of the IMF for your kind perusal. This latest volume features the following:-
1. Expedition reports
Shivling - Alpine ascent, Uttarakhand Himalaya
Chau Chau Kang Nilda, Ladakh Himalaya
Bhagirathi II, Uttarakhand Himalaya
2. Treks and Explorations
Charang La - Kinner Kailash, Himachal Himalaya
3. Mountain Life (Photo Features)
The Pashmina People of Changthang
Chi Lupo - The Shertukpen Honey Hunters of Arunacha
4, Planning your expedition in the Indian Himalaya
5. At the IMF
Mountain Film Festival 2020
Risk Management Meet 2020
Online Initiatives : Webinar Series & Workshops
Sport Climbing Championships
6, In the Indian Himalaya
Infrastructure related news and events in the Indian Himalaya
7. Book Releases
Recent books released on the Indian Himalaya
MOUNTAINEERING, TREKKING AND MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY HEALTH ADVISORY AMIDST COVID-19
PANDEMIC: NO.3: 22ND OCTOBER, 2020
In the wake of the raging COVID-19 pandemic and UNLOCK 5, the central question that arises before every outdoors enthusiast is this:
How do i do the outdoor mountain activities in a manner that is safe for self and safe for others ?
This third framework of principles and action guides, following the second set issued on the 22nd of July, 2020, attempts to address some of the issues born in response to this central question.
While following these guidelines, one must stay updated and scrupulously follow the rules and regulations, periodically issued, by the authorised Central, State and UT agencies dealing with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
An article by the Editor of the IMF Newsletter
Indian Mountaineering Foundation invites the proposal to utilize the services of suitably qualified resourceful persons for the conduct of Sport Climbing and Associated Adventure Activities on contract basis for one year in the IMF Complex. Vendors may send their proposals under two categories: one to use their own equipment during the contract period and second if the equipment are provided by the IMF. You are requested to send your quotations through E.mail:- firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com by 10 Oct 2020 . Following minimum QRs are expected from the bidders:-
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IMF Congratulates all the Individuals who have been Honored with Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019.
The Names as under:-
Land Adventure : Col Sarfaraz Singh, Keval Kakka, Anita Devi and Taka Tumut
LifeTime Achievement Award : Late Magan Bissa
To Whomsoever It May Concern
This is to inform that consequent to multiple reports of Misbehaviour & Misconduct against Mr Adarsh Singh, Governing Council in the 346th GC Meeting held on 17 January, 2020, unanimously decided to impose a Lifetime Ban with immediate effect on his participation in all the activities conducted by IMF, either independently or in association with other organizations, in the best interests of IMF.
Place: New Delhi Honorary Secretary
Date: 10 Jul 2020 IMF
IN MEMORIAM MAGAN BISSA
I am deeply saddened by the news of the tragic passing away of Magan Bissa who was my student during his Climbing courses in the HMI and my dear friend .
Every time I met him, since the Everest days in 1984, I could not help remembering the day on my way to the top of Everest, at South Col , when I said to Magan, “Lets go” (to the top), he said, “Leader ka hukum nahi hai”, so he missed going to the summit. However, on our way down after summitting, Magan came up almost below the South Summit with hot lime juice for us. I repeated then , “You should have come with us, it would have been so easy for you are so fit”. I suppose he regretted his decision to stay behind.
Rest in peace Magan. My heartfelf sympathies to his family.
Shall miss you always.
We were together in Basic and Advance course at HMI..
A born adventurer. You are always going to be in our memories.
Condolences to the family. RIP Magan
Cdr Sudhir Dua
Magan was my Advance Course mate in 1978 @ HMI and we have been close associates in various adventure activities and sport climbing. We have been family friends and we enjoyed the couple's generous hospitality at Bikaner.
A decade ago he successfully fought a life-threatening health condition when everyone at IMF had breathed a sigh of relief.
He was a born adventurer and was a model to everyone with a rare kind of fighting spirit and unlimited zeal for adventure.
It is unfortunate that we are to miss his flamboyant and friendly disposition at IMF for ever.
He lived and died as an adventurer. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace!
Very sad to learn about the tragic death of Magan Bissa. He was a veteran climber and organizer. My heartfelt sympathy for Mrs. Bissa and all in the family. May his Soul rest in eternal peace.
N N VOHRA
I am still trying to look for details of what exactly happened to take life of such an experienced climber. One report in Hindi website says his rope broke while demonstrating a move. Some report say that he fell in a Balloon Accident (but how?). IMF should look into what happened so that our climbing community and members can learn from this event. The American Alpine Club publishes a separate booklet which covers all accidents in the USA and discusses the events dispassionately to learn. This a great learning process. It is high time we too at the IMF do something that will discuss and bring out the details of any accidents.
This will be a true tribute to Magan Bissa and all others who have died on mountain accidents.
Rest in Peace
INDIAN MOUNTAINEERING FOUNDATION
MOUNTAINEERING, TREKKING AND MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY
PROTOCOLS AND HEALTH ADVISORY AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
NUMBER 2: 22 JULY 2020
In the wake of the raging COVID-19 pandemic and the opening lockdowns, the central question that arises before every outdoors enthusiast is this:
How do I/WE do the Mountain Outdoor Activities in a manner that is Safe for Self and Safe for Others ?
This second framework of principles and action guides, following the first set issued on the 22nd of March,2020, attempts to address some of the issues born in response to this central question.
While following these guidelines, one must stay updated and compulsory follow the rules and regulations, periodically issued, by the authorised Central, State and UT agencies dealing with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
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Apex 2nd Special Edition on Accidents & Safety- May 2020
The newsletter is a result of the key deliberations and discussions held during the 2nd edition of India's only Meet on Risk Management held at the IMF Campus in March 2020, which focussed in accidents and casualties while undertaking adventure activities in the Indian Himalaya.
IMF WEBINAR SERIES 2020
IMF has taken on the goliath task of experience mapping the entire Indian Himalayas. The IMF Webinar Series is an initiative of the IMF to draw upon the experiences of accomplished Himalayan explorers, travellers, photographers , adventurers and create a virtual library of the Himalayan region.
It gives an opportunity to connect and interact with the youth and wider adventure community across the world and create a medium to learn skills which will keep one safe in the outdoors . The short duration webinars provide myriad information on topics ranging from Himalayan peaks, topography, culture, environment,biodiversity, risk factors and medical issues at high altitude by subject specialists, which can inspire and mould future generations on adventurers and explorers.
The IMF Webinar Series is curated by members of the Webinar Editorial Board who utilize their specific skill sets to identify and moderate suitable content and create a memorable audio-visual resource which can catch the attention of a wide audience.
If you have a story to share, write in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
76 trainees from all across the country including 22 trainees from Bengal got struck at HMI, Darjeeling since 26 Mar 2020. Basic Mountaineering and Search & Rescue Courses of HMI which commenced on 2nd& 6th March 2020 left for HMI Base Camp at Chowrikhang (West Sikkim 14600 ft) for field training on 10th and 14th March respectively.
IMF SPORT CLIMBING COMBINED NATIONAL RANKING - ALL CATEGORIES (10 JAN 2020)
Please find below the details of the attachments;
1. 25th IMF NSCC, BHUBANESWAR - COMBINED NATIONAL RANKING (Open, Junior & Sub Junior)
2. UPDATED COMBINED NATIONAL RANKING OF IMF NATIONAL SPORT CLIMBING COMPETITIONS (Open, Junior & Sub Junior)
ADVENTURE TRAVEL ESCORT COURSE FOR CAPACITY BUILDING OF YOUTH UNDER MINISTRY OF TOURISM, GOVT. OF INDIA
1. With a view to enhance the capacity of youth to seek self employment in the field of tour, travel and corporate, two training courses spread over the year will be conducted by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) under directions and help of Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. The name of the course is “Adventure Travel Escort”. The courses will be conducted in all Mountaineering Training Institutes.
2. Each course will be conducted for the duration of 15 days. The first two course are being planned with immediate effect. The volunteers will report a day prior to the commencement of the course at the designated institute for training. Departure will take place a day after completion of the training
3. Qualitative requirement The Volunteers should meet following qualitative requirements:-
(a) Should be 10th Pass
(b) Should be able to read, write and speak English and Hindi
(c) Should be between the age of 18 – 40 years on 1st Nov 2019.
(d) Should qualify aptitude test.
4. Application Application form and Aptitude Test paper are enclosed. For being part of the course all volunteers are required to fill in the application form and also answer the aptitude test paper and forward them to Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), 6 Benito Juarez Marg, Near South Campus of Delhi University, New Delhi – 110021 for screening/selection of volunteers for the course. Finally the and selected volunteers and the conducting institutes will be informed about their selection for conduct of training.
5. All applications with aptitude test form duly completed should reach IMF latest by 30th March 2020. Any form received after that will not the entertained.
IMF Mountain Film Festival 2020
We are back with the Fourth edition of the IMF Mountain Film Festival, to be held at our campus in New Delhi on the 29th Feb & 01st of March 2019.
As you are aware, select adventure films and documentaries shot across India would be screened over the 2 days which would compete for the grand prize.
The filmmakers/team members would be personally there to introduce their films and answer questions from the audience.
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You can also follow the Festival Facebook page for more updates
Click on link below for Festival schedule
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IMF Everest-Massif Expedition-2020
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SUB : IMF EVEREST MASSIF EXPEDITION 2020 IN NEPAL HIMALAYA – 2020
Dear Sir ,
1. Indian Mountaineering Foundation ( IMF ) is National Apex Body in India. IMF is Planning to organize Everest Massif Expedition 2020 ( Everest , Lhotse , Nuptse & Pumori) .
2. In order to facilitate evaluation of the service provider, the Appendix attached may kindly be filled in with requisite details and submitted to IMF by 20th January 2020 .
3. You are requested to apply in two bid system i.e Technical Bid and Price Bid. Both bids should be separately , submitted in Sealed Envelopes , with clear markings of the same . IMF will open the Price Bid only after , the Agency / Handler qualifies in the Technical Evaluation . .
4. Technical Bid will open on 25th January 2020 , in your presence at IMF Hqrs, New Delhi .
5. Manner of depositing the Bids: - Sealed Bids marked as ( TENDER enquiry ( TE ) should be either dropped in the Tender Box at IMF or sent by registered post at the address given below so as to reach by the due date . Late tenders will not be considered. No responsibility will be taken for postal delay or non-delivery /non- receipt of Bid documents. Bids sent by Fax or email will not be considered .
Indian Mountaineering Foundation
6 Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi – 110 021
TENDER ENQUIRY (TE)
Invitation of Bids for supply of Mountaineering Equipment & Clothing Items.
This TE is divided in to 5 parts as follows:-
(a) Part-I Contains General Information and Instructions for the Bidders about the TE such as the time, place of submission and opening of tenders, validity period of tenders, etc.
(b) Part-II Contains essential details of the items / services required, such as the Schedule of Requirements (SOR), Technical Specifications, Delivery period, Mode of Delivery and Consignee details.
(c) Part-III Contains Standard Conditions of TE, which will form part of the contract with the successful Bidder.
(d) Part-IV Contains Special Conditions applicable to this TE and which will also form part of the contract with the successful Bidder.
(e) Part-V Contains Evaluation Criteria and Format for price Bids.
Last date & Time for Depositing the Bids :- 10.02. 2020 at 11.00 hrs.
For the Climbing Season 2020 IMF has decided to give 50% discounts on handling charges to encourage the Foreign Climbers to climb peaks in Indian Himalaya. Details of Discounts on handling charges offered are attached for information.
HIRING OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTENT
Firms offering Fund Raising Services are invited to submit Expression of Interest in the Format as given in the attached document.
Last Date for Sumbission is 25th September 2019
Steve Long, Chairman of the Training Standards Panel of the UIAA recently trekked the Chadar (Frozen River Trek) on Zanskar in Ladakh. During his trek, he was witness to an accident where two local girls were swept under the Chadar ice. He pulled them out of the river and managed to revive one girl, the other unfortunately died.
Having observed the trekkers and guides during the Chadar trek, Steve has made some recommendations. A synopsis of these recommendations given below may be treated as an IMF advisory.
Consequences of an ice collapse are extremely serious. Quick action needs to be taken in the event of a victim being swept under ice following an ice collapse. It is recommended that:-
Note:- Comments on this advisory may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The IMF Membership Form is available for download. Click on download pdf to download the form.
Background: The Chadar is popular winter trek with the objective of walking over the frozen Zanskar river.
In recent years some areas of the river do not freeze over through the winter resulting in situations where
trekkers have to traverse sections which have not frozen.
Advisory released by the IMF on January 3, 2018 :
1. The Chadar trek is typically rated as an easy or moderate trek recommended for first time trekkers.
Based on the current circumstances where the river is in a semi frozen in some sections the trek must
be rated as difficult or demanding.
2. Treks rated difficult or demanding should be conducted in small groups with safety gear to ensure
that multiple safeguards are in place. Adventure lovers who are signing on to do the Chadar in the
2018 season should understand the trek rating and also ensure that the trek operator is adequately
proficient in managing the risk associated with traversing a river with multiple unstable sections.
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IN MEMORIAM NALINI D
Our souls are hardened of pain on hearing of disappearance of those who were our mentors and colleagues. We knew, appreciated and admired! They will remain forever in our memory! Sincere condolences to the bereaved family!
Maj Kulwant Singh Dhami, SM (Veteran)
Sh Nalini D Jayal will be remembered for his contribution to The Society and Indian Mountaineering Foundation for generations to come.
Judges, Route Setters & Belayers Course 22 to 26 February 2020 Held at IMF
List of Qualified (Level 1) Individuals
a) Lt Col Yogesh Dhumal - Services(NIM)
b) Lt Col Vishal Ahlawat - Services
c) Mr Arindam Patra - East
d) Mr Gaurav Pant - North
a) Irfan Shaikh - West
b) Abhishek Mehta - North
a) Cicily Jacob - North
b) Ganpat - North
c) Anita Swain - East
d) Dawa Narbu Sherpa - East .
e) Sonam Wangdi Sherpa - East
f) Chauhan Kalpesh Kumar - West
g) Irish Valsamma - South