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Please find below the details of the attachments;



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1.   With a view to enhance the capacity of youth to seek self employment in the field of tour, travel and corporate,  two training courses spread over the year will be conducted by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) under directions and help of  Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. The name of the course is “Adventure Travel Escort”. The courses will be conducted in all Mountaineering Training Institutes.


2.  Each course will be conducted for the duration of 15 days.  The first two course are being planned with immediate effect.  The volunteers will report a day prior to the commencement of the course at the designated institute for training. Departure will take place a day after completion of the training

3.    Qualitative requirement   The Volunteers should meet following qualitative requirements:-

(a) Should be 10th Pass

(b) Should be able to read, write and speak English and Hindi

(c) Should be between the age of 18 – 40 years on 1st Nov 2019.

(d) Should qualify  aptitude test.

4.   Application   Application  form and Aptitude Test paper are enclosed. For being part of the course all volunteers are required to fill in the application form and also answer the aptitude test paper and  forward them to Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), 6 Benito Juarez Marg, Near South Campus of Delhi University, New Delhi – 110021 for screening/selection of volunteers for the course.   Finally the and  selected volunteers  and the conducting institutes  will be informed about their selection for conduct of training.

5.      All applications with aptitude test form duly completed should reach IMF latest by 30th March 2020.   Any form received after that will not the entertained.

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IMF Mountain Film Festival 2020


We are back with the Fourth edition of the IMF Mountain Film Festival, to be held at our campus in New Delhi on the 29th Feb & 01st of March 2019.

As you are aware, select adventure films and documentaries shot across India would be screened over the 2 days which would compete for the grand prize.
The filmmakers/team members would be personally there to introduce their films and answer questions from the audience.

Click to register:


You can also follow the Festival Facebook page for more updates


Click on link below for Festival schedule

Click here to book your tickets:,40592


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IMF Everest-Massif Expedition-2020

Team Members

  1. The following climbers have been selected as team members of IMF Everest Massif Expedition-2020 :-





  1. It is also intimated that any member, out of 51 Members who participated in final Training cum Selection camp of IMF conducted during Aug-Sep 2019, may also be considered for inclusion in the team if he/she can arrange sponsorship for him/her to meet the complete expenses of participation including Mountain Clothing and Equipment.


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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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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.

Steve Long, Chairman of the Training Standards Panel of the UIAA recently trekked the Chadar (Frozen River Trek) on Zanskar in Ladakh. During his trek, he was witness to an accident where two local girls were swept under the Chadar ice. He pulled them out of the river and managed to revive one girl, the other unfortunately died.

Having observed the trekkers and guides during the Chadar trek, Steve has made some recommendations. A synopsis of these recommendations given below may be treated as an IMF advisory.

Consequences of an ice collapse are extremely serious. Quick action needs to be taken in the event of a victim being swept under ice following an ice collapse. It is recommended that:-

  • Designated leader should wear crampons or microspikes of a reputed brand/quality and carry an ice axe so that when required they can assist others.
  • One person per 10 should carry a throw-bag on person or outside of backpack.
  • All trekkers must wear at least a small pack, to improve flotation.
  • All ice-bound rescuers should be roped if possible in case of further ice collapse.
  • Party of 10 must have 30 metres of low stretch rope, 2 slings, 4 carabiners and1 spare sleeping bag in case of loss or other damage (eg soaking).
  • Sleeping bag and clothes should be packed in watertight bags
  • Unfastening waist and chest straps is recommended for narrow sections.
  • If in doubt of the stability of ice, use river bank if possible
  • The entire party should be briefed about the seriousness of immersion and action to be taken in such an event. Such briefing should include the following advice.
    • In the event of falling in to water, scream to attract attention. Try to grab the bank and hang on. If swept away, your bag will provide some flotation, but face down. If possible remove it and fix to chest instead. Fight to remain on surface. If unable to reach a bank or shallow, aim for whirlpool or eddy if possible
  • In the event of immersion rescue,
    • Replace wet clothes immediately
    • For hypothermia cases use sleeping bags and hot water bottles to revive casualty.
    • Erect tent and warm interior with stoves for serious cases.
    • Keep close watch of other party members in case of hypothermia.

Note:- Comments on this advisory may be sent to


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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.