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 imf.ccavenue.com
The ranking of sportclimbing athletes in All India Competitions is now available for download.
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.
CONTACT FOR QUERIES
- 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
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
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