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IMF Climbathon at Bara Shigri Glacier(Himachal Pradesh): 


1                        An important event organized this year was the CLIMBATHON,  which was run as an Alpine Mountaineering leadership programme.  The details  are as follows


Leader                                        :            Wg Cdr S K Kutty

Training Coordinator            :           Anil Gurtoo


Duration                                    :            August-September


Total members                        :            76 (including 05 Foreign participants and

03 Foreign Instructors, one  instructor each from NIM, HMI, DMAS, SGMI, IHCAET, ITBP; One  Doctor, Two pharmacists , one equipment incharge and One Wireless Operator)


Alpine Training  conducted at Concordia, Bara Shigri Glacier in H.P. during August –September 2014.


Following Peaks  were Climbed:-

S.No.   Name of Peaks                         Height                               Summiteers


(a)        Kullu Pumori East                   (6320 M)                      Leader+3 Members

(b)        Unnamed                                 (6310 M)                      Leader + 7Members

(c)        Unnamed                                 (6217 M)                      Leader + 7 Members

(d)        Unnamed                                  (6050 M)                      Leader+9 Members

(e)        Unnamed                                  (6294 M)                      Leader+8 Members

(f)         Catherdral                                 (6100 M)                      Leader +11 Members


UIAA  also sent its representative Mr Ian Wall for assessing the training and recommend steps for obtaining UIAA Training standards accreditation. The UIAA rep   joined the training  programme and interacted with the instructors and participants and appreciated  the programme. 


IMF Sponsored Expedition:


2           This year IMF launched 03 Mountaineering Expeditions & 01 Reccee Expedition to the following peaks:-

2.1                    Mt Menthosa (6443 M) :   An all Women expedition led by Ms Tine Mena from Arunachal Pradesh with 10 participants from all over the country was flagged off    on 30th June 2014 at IMF. The expedition was successful with seven members of the team  summitting the peak   on 11 July 2014.   Hon’ble Minister  for State of  Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju  was Chief Guest  for  Flag In  Ceremony on 20 July, 2014 at IMF Complex.

2.2                    Mt Latu Dhura (6392 M):   The expedition was  led by Shri Dhruv Joshi with 09 participants from all over the country. The duration of expedition was from 25 May to 25 June  2014.  The team was flagged off on 28th of May 2014. The team climbed  upto  5850 M.   However, they had to abandon the summit attempt due to    rock fall and unstable ice conditions enroute .  The team also carried out a reccee to explore alternative route to Nanda Devi East and has identified a possible route .

2.3   Mount Kangto Reccee:   The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma flagged off the  Reconnaissance Expedition to Mount Kangto from Raj Bhawan on 29  September, 2014, organized by IMF in collaboration with National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NMAS), Dirang and Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.  It was a  twenty-day expedition led by Mr Amit Chowdhury with a team of  09 members. The expedition could not reach Kangto base camp area due to thick vegetation and inaccessibility of terrain. However, after identifying possible routes for future exploration, the team returned on 12 Oct 14. 

Bouldering Competition cum Expedition to Stok Kangri (Kanglacha) in Leh (J&K):

2.4                    The Expedition  led by Shri Sonam Wangyal, Everest Hero, comprising of 20 students(13 boys and 07 girls) from different schools of Leh Region,  was flagged off by Shri Thupstan Tsewang, M.P. of Ladakh.   After   Bouldering for 3 days at Shey Smanla Rock, the team  departed for Stok Kangri  on 07 Sept 2014 . 19 students successfully scaled Stok Kangri on 15 September, 2014.


Cleaning Expeditions

2.5                    Two cleaning expeditions were held  in Kunzum La and Rohtang Pass  areas as part of  CLIMBATHON -2014.    Shri Sonam Wangyal also conducted the Cleaning   of Stok Kangri during  Bouldering & Mountaineering Expedition in September, 2014

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