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Indian Mountaineering Foundation announces

Mountaineering  Festival  2018-19

Himachal Pradesh                                                 23 Jul- 12 Aug 2018

Sikkim                                                                        15 Oct- 03 Nov 2018

Uttarakhand                                                            20 May-8 Jun 2019

Ladakh (J&K)                                                          22 Jul- 11 Aug 2019

Highlights of Mountaineering Festival • Fully Functional Base Camp set up by IMF during Festival period • Climbing Equipment available on rent • Guides/ Climbing Leaders available at Base Camp • Over the counter permit facilitation • Liaison Officers positioned at Base Camp • High Altitude Trained Doctor at Base Camp • Rescue teams positioned at Base Camp

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Registration Fee: Rs. 1000/- (Indians) ,$100 (Foreigners). Register Now at 

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The ranking of sportclimbing athletes in All India Competitions is now available for download.

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India's first Official Mountain Film Festival
- 42 short adventure and mountain related films all shot in India will be screened over two days - 10 & 11 Feb 2018
- Films on mountaineering , treks and exploration, mountain biking, kayaking, bouldering, time lapse and astro photography, air running, mountain wildlife , mountain people as well as mountain stories. 




Other Attractions
- Photo Exhibition by Mr Ashok Dilwali
- Adventure Zone : Zipline, Tyrolean traverse, Artifical wall climbing, Rope Course
- Display and sale of adventure gear & publications
- Food stall

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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.

Elections were held at IMF during the AGM 2017 on 18th Nov 2017.

The following were declared elected:-


Col HS Chauhan

Governing Council Members:-

Shri Manik Banerjee

AVM AK Bhattacharya

Wg Cdr Amit Chowdhury

Maj SK Dhami

Smt Reena Dharamshaktu

Shri SD Gandhi

Shri Yemben Laba

Shri Sukhinder S Sandhu

Col SC Sharma

Shri Mahavir Thakur

Brig MP Yadav

Newly elected Individual Members:-

Shri Dhruv Joshi

Shri Wallambok Lyngdoh

Shri Ranveer Singh Negi

Shri Jagmohan Singh Rawat

Col Vijay Singh




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Grand Prize: The Great Indian Tamasha    by   4Play

Best Mountain Art Film :  Prayer Flags - Mountain Clouds in North East by Anurag Jaitley   

Best Mountain Culture Film :   Mandakini Women Weavers by Mukti Dutta 

People Choice Award:  Wild Women by Kopal Goyal 

                                       Sauramandala: The Breswana Project by Praveen Pillay  

Best Mountaineering Film - Thalay Sagar by Golovchenko Dmitry

Best Water Sports Film : All India Overland by Neil Productions

Best Mountain Biking Film : Munsiyari Mountain Biking  by Herve Doulat

Best Climbing Film : Ganesha Hard Route by Kopal Goyal

Best Skiing Film: Dream Trip Kashmir by Switch Back Entertainment

Best Mountain Wildlife Film: Seeking Snow by Eshika Fyzee

Best Environment Film : Healing Himalaya by 4Play

Jury Special Prize :  Mountain Mothers Tahir Gazanfar

Jury Special Prize :  An Uncertain Winter by Munmun Dhalaria