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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 .


Honorary Secretary

                                         Indian Mountaineering Foundation

                                              6 Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi – 110 021         



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.

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Pleased to share the latest volume of Apex newsletter for your kind perusal and comments. Volume 10 features the following:
1. Expedition reports 
               Menthosa - by Spencer Gray & Rushad Nanavatty
               Nanda Devi East - Rajsekhar Maity
2. Photo Feature
               Dibibokri Pyramid & Ice Sail - Vinay Hegde
3. Treks and Explorations
                Barafsar Lake - J Ramanan
                Trans-Himachal 2019: 120 Passes in 4 months - Peter Van Geit
4. Special Feature
                 Remembering Hillary on his 100th birth anniversary - Capt. M S Kohli
5. Planning an Expedition in the Indian Himalaya
                 Opening up of New Peaks & Ease of Climbing Initiatives
                 Select featured peaks
                 Virgin peaks 
6. In the IMF
                Himalayan Mountaineering & Tourism Meet
                Pre-Everest Massif IMF expedition to Mt Trishul
                Certificate Course in Mountain Medicine
                Other IMF news
7. News from the Indian Himalaya
8. Book Releases.
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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.



    1. Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) is recognised as the National Apex Body for Mountaineering, Trekking Sports climbing and allied Adventure Activities. IMF Would further oversee mountaineering activities and will Control the expedition in the mountain peak within the geographical territory on India in   consolation with Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs. Indian Mountaineering Foundation is a society registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860. It is also registered u/s 12A(a), and also notified u/s 80G.



    1. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation New Delhi  invites Quotation  from reputed and experienced Chartered Accountant (CA) firms to participate in the competitive bidding process of Hiring CA for Following  Purpose :
  1. Audit of Account  Every Year
  2. TDS Return Quarterly and Yearly including Salary of Staff
  3. Utilization Certificated as per requirement.
  4. Yearly Income Tax  Return
  5. Any Other work as per Office Requirements
    1. Mandatory Evaluation Criteria :
  1. Head office of the firm must be in Delhi NCR.
  2. The firm should not be barred or black listed by any Governmental Organization.
  3. The bidder should practicing of CA Partnership firm / LLP last 5 year.
  4. The firm should be minimum 5 years old, i.e. minimum 5 years should have elapsed after the registration of the firm.
  5. The firm should have experience of Audit of Minimum 5 Nos. of societies.
  6. The firm should have average minimum turnover of Rs. 10 Lacs for last 2 years consecutively.
    1. Process of Submitting Bids :  Online on email
    2. Last date of Submission : 15thNovember  2019 , 1700 Hrs.
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Combined National Ranking of All India Sport Climbing Competitions - September 2019

New National Records were set in Speed  Climbing on 15 mtr Climbing Wall during All India Sport climbing Competition at Chemchey, Sikkim on 08 September 2019:-

 (a) Men Category

  •       Previous Record set by Adarsh Singh in May 2019 in China --6.835 secs
  •       Deepu recorded 6.82 secs on 08 September 2019 breaking previous record of ADARSH SINGH.
  •      Within minutes Adarsh Singh clicked 6.69 secs breaking the record of Deepu.

(b) Women Category

  • Previous Record set by Anisha Verma in Apr 2019 at Delhi -- 11.75 secs.
  • Anisha broke her own record by clicking 10.75 secs.
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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



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The Apex Special Edition on Accidents and Safety is now available for download. The newsletter includes articles based on all the key discussion areas from the IMF Meet on Risk Management held earlier this year.

Please download through the given link.

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The IMF Membership Form is available for download. Click on download pdf to download the form.

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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.