HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING INSTITUTE, DARJEELING TRAINING PROGRAMME 2010


MAY (YOU) CLIMB FROM PEAK TO PEAK

TRAINING PROGRAMME OF COURSES FOR THE YEAR 2010-11


COURSE SERIAL NUMBER


DURATION

AGE

SUBSIDIZED FEE

VACANCY

Remarks

1. BASIC MOUNTAINEERING

28 Days




277* (Men & Women combined)

07 Apr – 04 May 2010


Rs.4000/-

(Rs 8000/- for foreigners from SAARC Countries & $ 650 for other Foreigners)


60


278 (Women only)

09 May – 05 Jun 2010



17 – 40 Years

60


279 (Men only)

15 Sep – 12 Oct 2010

60


280 (Men & Women combined)

19 Oct – 15 Nov 2010

60

281 (Men only)

18 Nov – 15 Dec 2010


60


282 (Men only)

04 Mar – 31 Mar 2011


60

2. ADVANCE MOUNTAINEERING

28 Days




158* (Men & Women combined)

07 Apr – 04 May 2010



40


159 (Men)

15 Sep – 12 Oct 2010

17 – 40 Years -do-

40


160 (Men & Women combined)

19 Oct – 15 Nov 2010



40

3. METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

(Men & Women combined)

28 Days

20 – 35 Years

-do-

20

04 Mar – 31 Mar 2011

4. ADVENTURE COURSE

15 Days




197 (Boys & Girls)

26 Nov –10 Dec 2010


Rs.2000/-

(Rs 4000/- for foreigners from SAARC Countries & $ 325 for other Foreigners)

70


198 (Boys & Girls)

20 Dec- 03 Jan 2011

14 -18 Years

70


199 (Boys & Girls)

08 Jan – 22 Jan 2011


70


200 (Men & Women)

27 Jan – 10 Feb 2011

18 – 30 Years

70


201 (Girls & Boys)

14 Feb – 29 Feb 2011

14 – 18 Years

70


# Special Adventure course for Visually Handicapped Persons / Under privileged Children

15 May – 29 May 2010

13 Yrs & above

30




5. SPECIAL COURSES ON ACTUAL COST *


Fee Per Day For


(a)

SPORT CLIMBING

03 to 08 days

12 – 40 Years

Students

& Others

Corporate

Executives

Foreigners

(b)

ROCK CLIMBING

03 to 08 days

10 – 40 Years




(c)

ADVENTURE

10 to 16 days

14 – 40 years

(d)

BASIC & ADVANCE

MOUNTAINEERING

25 to 30 days

17 – 40 years

ON ACTUAL COST BASIS

*Group expected of minimum 40 Students / 20 Corporate Executives / 15 foreigners strength or smaller groups can be allowed.

Rates for Executives/ Foreigners may be more during peak season due to costlier accommodation if being availed outside HMI


INSTRUCTIONS

6. ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility for all courses is based on meeting the age and physical fitness criteria only, as given above. ADVANCE MOUNTAINEERING COURSE is for trainee graded “A” only in Basic Mountaineering course from HAWS, c/o 56 APO, HMI Darjeeling, NIM Uttarkashi, JIM Pahalgawn, ITBP Trg Centre Auli, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ins

titute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports, Manali and SGMI Gangtok. A trainee should be able to communicate, read and understand either Hindi or English.

7. ADMISSION

Vacancies to Private candidates are allotted on “First Come First Serve Basis”. Application to be accompanied with Medical Certificate and course fee. Proof of date of birth should accompany the application form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

8. ADMISSION TO FOREIGNERS

All foreigners with valid travel documents and meeting eligibility conditions as given above, are eligible. They should apply for admission in the desired courses to the Principal, HMI, Darjeeling at least three months in advance. Exclusive Special Courses can be organized for 15 or more foreigners.

9. PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST

A test of Fitness will be conducted in case of Basic Course to assess the mental & physical fitness for training at high altitude areas/ mountains. Minimum one month regular exercise and running of one hour everyday before reporting for the course is essential to pass the test which includes 25 kms trekking up and down with 15 kg load within a given time and other tests.

10. PAYMENT OF FEE

(a) Course fee should be remitted through a Bank Draft payable at State Bank of India, Darjeeling in favour of Principal, HMI, Darjeeling. CASH / PART PAYMENT / CHEQUES / MONEY ORDERS / POSTAL ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

(b) Course fee can also be remitted directly to State Bank of India. Darjeeling , HMI account No.10833264757 from any branch of SBI in India.

(c) Fee includes expenses on food, accommodation, equipment, transportation, medicines and other training expenses during the course.

11. ARMED FORCES, PARA MILITARY PERSONNEL & GOVERNMENT SERVANTS

Serving Armed Forces, Para Military and NCC personnel can also apply through their departments. All Government Servants may apply without any restrictions.

12. HMI PROSPECTUS / APPLICATION FORM

(a) HMI prospectus including Application Form is available on payment of Rs.100/-(US$5 for Foreign Nationals) (Add Rs 40/- as postal charges when the Prospectus is required to be sent by post), through a bank draft payable at SBI Darjeeling in favour of Principal HMI, Darjeeling.

(b) Application Forms are to be sent in original along with a photograph. Application can also be downloaded from our website at www.hmi-darjeeling.com and cost of prospectus i.e 100/- can be paid along with course fee.



# In case of insufficient response from VHP then the HMI will conduct a special adventure course on demand for girls and boys




AMPLIFICATION NOTES



EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING REQUIRED


13. This Institute provides Mountaineering, Clothing and Technical equipment. Incase trainees posses some equipment of their own, they are welcome to bring the same with them. ALL TRAINEES (BOTH MALE AND FEMALE) MUST ENSURE THAT THEY BRING THE FOLLOWING ALONG, WHILE COMING TO ATTEND A COURSE : ~

(a) Light Hat for Trekking – One

(b) Scarf Woolen – One

(c) Underwear – As required

(d) Light Weight Rain Coat, Poncho / Umbrella – One

(e) Woolen and Cotton socks – Two pairs each

(f) Cotton shirts and trousers – Two each

(g) Jungle Boots/ Trekking Boots (Avoid PVC soles) – One pair

(h) Small Torch with Battery cells – One

(i) Writing Material (Ball Point Pen & Diary) – As required

(j) Toilet Requisites – As required

(k) Sun Glasses with Side Cover – One

(l) Waterproof Cover for Turbans (for Sikhs only) – As required

(m) Swimming Trunks (essential for Adventure course trainees) – One set

(n) Nail and Tin Cutter – One each

(o) Anti Chap Cream e.g. Vaseline/ Boroline – As required

(p) Small Lock – One

(q) Track Suit – One set (at least)

(r) Repair kit i.e. Needle, Thread & Buttons, etc – As required

(s) Cap Balaclava (Woolen) – One

(t) Pen Knife – One

(u) Gloves (Woolen) – Two pairs minimum


REPORTING DATE


14. All trainees MUST REPORT AN EVENING BEFORE commencement of the course. LATE ARRIVALS EVEN BY ONE DAY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO JOIN THE COURSE. They should make their own arrangements for to & fro journey.


FOR FOREIGNERS ONLY


15. Forward the following details for Government clearance.


(a) Name in Block letters (b) Father’s name (c) Date of birth


(d) Nationality (e) Passport number (f) Visa Number


(g) Educational qualification (h) Occupation/ Profession (i) Married / Bachelor


(j) Visa validity (Date & region/Part of (k) Permanent address including (l) Local address including

India/ All India Validity) Mobile/Tele Contact Nos Mobile / Tele contact Nos (if any)

& Email Address & Email Address


HIRING OF MOUNTAINEERING EQUIPMENT

16. Jayal Memorial Fund Store is the largest store for hiring mountaineering equipment in India. These stores are maintained by HMI and made available to various Indian expedition and trekking groups on a special request made to Principal HMI on “First cum First Serve Basis”. For more details write to Principal, HMI, Darjeeling.


HMI BROCHURE

17. This gives you an insi

ght into the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI). Illustrated and Information Brochure is available on payment of Rs.50/- (add Rs 40/- as postal charges when Brochure is required to be dispatched by Post)) through bank draft, payable at SBI Darjeeling in favour of Principal, HMI, Darjeeling.


HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING JOURNAL (HMJ)


18. Himalayan Mountaineering Journal (HMJ) of this Institute costing Rs.200/-(Golden Jubilee Discounted Price against a cost of Rs270/-) (add Rs 40/- as postal charges when Journal is required to be dispatched by Post) can be obtained from the Institute by sending bank draft Payable to Principal, HMI, Darjeeling. For rates of Ordinary / Life membership, Journal Subscription and Advertisement write to Editor, HMJ.



INDIAN MOUNTAINEERING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

19. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi grants scholarship to the 10% of total vacancy of Basic and Advance Mountaineering Courses whose own or guardian’s income is less than Rs.5000/- per month. Application should be submitted to the Institute at least three months in advance along with income certificate signed by a Gazetted Officer.

REFUND OF COURSE FEES (No refund of Application Fee of Rs 100/-)


20. Application for cancellation seat :-

(a) Upto 02 months prior – 5% deduction or transfer to subsequent course

(b) Upto 01 months prior – 15% deduction or transfer to subsequent course

(c) Upto 21 days prior – 25% deduction or transfer to subsequent course

(d) Upto 14 days prior – 40% deduction or transfer to subsequent course

(e) Upto 07days prior – 50% deduction & no transfer to subsequent course

(f) Upto 03 days prior – 60% deduction & no transfer to subsequent course

(h) Upto commencement of the course – 75% deduction & no transfer to subsequent course

(h) After commencement of the course – No Refund & no transfer to subsequent course

COMMUNICATION

21. All queries/ correspondence to the Institute be addressed to the Principal and not by name of any Officer / Staff of the Institute.





Telephone : 91-354-2254087/2254299 Neeraj Rana

Fax : 91-354-2253760 Colonel

E-mail : hmidarj@gmail.com / hmi_darj@rediffmail.com Principal

Website : www.hmi-darjeeling.com

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