Indian Mountaineers Community - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://indianmountaineers.com/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:43:43 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://indianmountaineers.com/components/com_kunena/template/inmo/images/icons/rss.png Indian Mountaineers Community - Forum http://indianmountaineers.com/ en-gb Subject: Re: Basic Mountaineering Course - Physical Fitness Preparation - by: jerrypothen http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/4-mountaineering/1238-basic-mountaineering-course-physical-fitness-preparation.html#1246 http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/4-mountaineering/1238-basic-mountaineering-course-physical-fitness-preparation.html#1246
Hope you have a great trip. Be sure to keep a tab on the security situation before you head out for the course. Major towns in Kashmir can be volatile. It is unfortunate because Kashmir and Kashmiri people have so much to offer.

Also keep checking with the staff if there is a change in the venue. This happens. Jawahar institute changed the venue of the Ski course from Gulmarg to Aru. And any written intimation may take days to reach you. A call to the admin staff a week or two before the course should be good.

Have fun ....]]>
Mountaineering Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:01:22 +0000
Subject: Re: Winter treks in Himachal Pradesh - by: jerrypothen http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/10-trekking/1243-winter-treks-in-himachal-pradesh.html#1245 http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/10-trekking/1243-winter-treks-in-himachal-pradesh.html#1245
Hope your kit is suited to the rigours of a winter trip. And of course there is the matter of conditioning too.

A warm sleeping bag, a decent tent, good layering, sturdy winter boots and mitts and socks for your digits; these are the bare minimum essentials.

I have done some early spring ski touring in Himachal. I can assure you it gets bitterly cold.

Stay safe.]]>
Trekking Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:50:20 +0000
Subject: Re: Winter treks in Himachal Pradesh - by: Supertramp http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/10-trekking/1243-winter-treks-in-himachal-pradesh.html#1244 http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/10-trekking/1243-winter-treks-in-himachal-pradesh.html#1244
Some of the good treks for beginners in winters are:
1. Triund trek
2. Kheerganga trek
3. Malana and Chanderkhani Pass trek]]>
Trekking Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:14:29 +0000
Subject: Winter treks in Himachal Pradesh - by: Umang http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/10-trekking/1243-winter-treks-in-himachal-pradesh.html#1243 http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/10-trekking/1243-winter-treks-in-himachal-pradesh.html#1243 Trekking Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:09:48 +0000 Subject: Re: Basic Mountaineering Course - Physical Fitness Preparation - by: Umang http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/4-mountaineering/1238-basic-mountaineering-course-physical-fitness-preparation.html#1242 http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/4-mountaineering/1238-basic-mountaineering-course-physical-fitness-preparation.html#1242 Mountaineering Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:03:27 +0000 Subject: Re: Basic Mountaineering Course - Physical Fitness Preparation - by: jerrypothen http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/4-mountaineering/1238-basic-mountaineering-course-physical-fitness-preparation.html#1241 http://indianmountaineers.com/forum/4-mountaineering/1238-basic-mountaineering-course-physical-fitness-preparation.html#1241
You should be comfortable hiking with a heavy pack for 6 to 8 hours a day during the approach to base camp. The training is very regimented. Wake up at 6 and off to bed by 9 and if JIM is anything like NIM or HMI then between 6 am and 9 pm you will be constantly active. Start with PT in the mornings, followed by breakfast, rockcraft, theory etc. Some educational videos or theory lessons in the evening. Most of the snowcraft and icecraft happens on the mountains beyond basecamp. You might attempt height gain on a mountain called Kolohai. But there will be ample time to condition for the rigours of training during the course.

I'd suggest work on your endurance skills ((5 to 10k runs, swimming for 30 to 60 minutes, hiking with a 15 kilo pack once in a while so your shoulders get used to handling the weight. )) But as I said earlier... Don't stress over it. Idea is to have fun. Do concentrate on the practical sessions... Learn your ropes, holds etc, hone your skills and hopefully you'll climb many a mountain.

Best regards!!]]>
Mountaineering Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:10:26 +0000