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#1 Feb 18th, 2003, 12:52
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hi guys,

Anyone knows the email address/ mailing address/ telp number of the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.

I was in their website but couldn't find the above.

Thanks a lot.
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If u want to send a snail mail, u could just write NIM, Uttarakashi, Uttaranchal , India.

Tel no. and e-mail could be found from the web site of Indain Mountaineering Foundation.

Or Post a message at Uttaranchal.ws
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Try : info@nimindia.com

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I have never had any formal training and would consider taking a course, the length of time will be difficult but possible if I shave other parts of my trip

How much is the NIM-UTTARKASHI basic course
What are the starting dates on the March/July time period
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Hi guys!
I'm trying to get hold of nim but I can't. I've tried twice to email the addres given on the homepage but gotten no reply.. I've also tried info@nimindia.com but that addres doesn't even work! WHat am I to do? I really want to take the basic course this spring!!!
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Uttarkashi - Mountaineering course

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Am going or basic mount cource in May in uttarkashi at (NIM) , anyone going from delhi ,gurgaon or anyone india-mikean's going .We can join here .

anyone whos done it , can tel me what are the MUST to take along ?

Great help

Naina
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Originally Posted by gmarius View Post Hi guys!
I'm trying to get hold of nim but I can't. I've tried twice to email the addres given on the homepage but gotten no reply.. I've also tried info@nimindia.com but that addres doesn't even work! WHat am I to do? I really want to take the basic course this spring!!!
click : www.nimindia.org
Go on contact us : phone number is mentioned , you can speak to the principal

Seats are still availble for march and may batch .




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Here you go !!

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Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
Uttarkashi (UA), India
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Email : nimutk2004@sancharnet.in
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Things you should take.

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Originally Posted by JIMCORBET View Post Hi

Am going or basic mount cource in May in uttarkashi at (NIM) , anyone going from delhi ,gurgaon or anyone india-mikean's going .We can join here .

anyone whos done it , can tel me what are the MUST to take along ?

Great help

Naina
Hi Naina,

Glad to know that you are going to NIM for BMC. I am sure you are doing some good workout beforehand to keep the fitness and endurance in the mountain course. You will be able to enjoy the stay in the mountains more if you do this.

Here is the list of things that you must take along with you:

1. Good quality leather trekking shoes with rubber soles.
(I had Woodland high ankle shoes, leather ones) these did perform really well and lasted for 6 Himalayan treks. But be sure to break in the shoes at least for a month before by wearing it everywhere you go. This will avoid feet blistering on the mountain/ course).

2. Good quality thermal inner wear (Lux thermal wear or Rupa will also do fine but avoid the sinthetic ones as they are not comfortable for use over longer periods) they are warmer but cause etching after sweating.

3. Good quality rain gear (For God's sake don't take Duckback as one of my friends did on his first trip .... lol, they are really bulky stuff, too much weight....lol). You can improvise the rain gear as I have done. You can find the details on this thread. If any doubt you can check back with me. You are likely to get pre monsoon showers in the area.

4. A double layer monkey cap.

5. Four pairs of good quality woolen hand gloves. Rest assured ...you will have to kiss them good bye after return ...... they get torn on glacier training.

5. A full sleeve sweater or fleese.

6. Two pairs of good quality nylon and two pairs of good quality woolen socks. Woolen ones you can buy from NIM. They are cheap and best. (Rs. 60/- or so.)

7. Two/ Three pairs of cotton clothing for normal use. May would be hot during the day at Uttarkashi.

8. A Sun cap will also be needed.

9. A good sun goggle will be required for Glacier training. Preferably, with side covers for complete protection from UV. (Take black or Dark shades but not BLUE colour as it tends to intensify UV to higher levels causing snow blindness).

10. You may want to take A large dark colour scarf to safegard your face from getting dark complexion due to sun burn or if you are too fair. A good quality sun screen will also be needed for face and hands (SPF 40 or higher, I used SPF 80 but still looked like black faced langoor for more than a month ... lol).

11. A tube of Boroline, a tube of moove or fast relief (for sprains etc.), good supply of band aids (more of cotton ones and some washproof's) in assorted sizes. They will be needed to cover hot spots or blisters in the feet and any minor cuts etc.).

12. A personal diary won't hurt too much to take down some notes and your personal experiences on the mountain. This could be an asset after a few years when you read what you had experienced in this adventure. Really feels nostalgic to read old memories....

Rest all things are provided by the instutute. Do take good care of all the equipment and don't loose any of it. You have to pay for it if you do.
I am sure you will do fine and do take care of your health.

Feel free to contact for anything,

Have a wonderful time,

Rahul
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Hi Naina,
Rahul have given u a good information about what to take......but a few things which i think will be better......avoid nylon socks,and take atleast 4pair of cotton socks . socks are very vital , never wear wet socks and try to avoid socks which are very dirty. change socks after u reach ur camp toomuch sweating can also cause frost bite.....and always kep a spare googles.....torch with spare cells are very important ,but never carry a heavy torch.....u may carry extra set of cotton cloathing for the traning period in uttarkashi but never carry more than two sets in higher camps....
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Dear Cliffhanger,

I learned the hard way that cotton socks are to be avoided in the mountains perticularly when the aproach march is longer (typically NIM aproach march will be in the order of 10 Kms., the route will be Steeper if the distance is lesser!!!). You see, the technical reason behind this advice is that :
The cotton has a typical property of high absorption also known as wicking effect. So it gets wet very quickly due to sweat and sticks to your foot skin. Now, as you continue to march ahead it makes your skin softer and hotter due to continious rubbing, perticularly near the toe and heel regions. The added heat being generated causes hot spots all around the toe and heel. These look like red spots and generally feel like burning sensation. Theae may continue to hurt even after you wash your feet and the feet become dry. If you continue to wear these socks (cotton ones) they make the matter worse after each day and ultimately you end up with huge blood filled blisters making walking hellish.

I aproached one of the instructors with the problem and he asked me only one question " What are socks you are wearing and how long?" I got my answer!!! The cotton socke are no doubt good in plain walking and are comfortable too but all the trouble could be avoided by doing the following:

1. Wear nylon socks on aproach marches (Fresh ones and properly dried ones).

2. Do the laces of your shoes tightly. So that your foot does not move inside the shoe too much.

3. Take time to open your shoe at the longer period rest stops and reversing the socks and interchanging them. (left socks in right foot and right socks in left foot).

4. After reaching the camp immidiately remove the shoes and wash your feet. Dry them and apply some anti fungal foot powder. A little messaging also helps to improve circulation and healing.

5. Keep at least two pairs of socks and wash the socks used daily so that the one washed today is ready for use tomorrow. You can do this with nylon socks which do not absorb more moisture, are lesss in weight, don't get soggy even when wet and dry very quickly.

Hope, you will agree, experience is the best teacher. I had read about this in my mountineering handbooks but didn't take it seriously.

Nice to share information with you. Hey this is how we can learn more and this is exactly what this forum is all about. Sharing personal experiences and growing ....

Have a wonderful day,

Rahul.
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Powder your feet

Clean feet every morning and make it free of even minute specks of dust.

Powder the feet liberally every single morning before starting the day's trek.

Lace up the boots tight as above... but not very tight. There should be no ""play"" between skin and sock. [this causes hot spot, later blister]

Even nylon socks cause problems to certain skin types.

I wear two pairs or three pairs on all treks. I like cotton next to my skin. This is a highly individual thing.

The powder keeps it dry....
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Hi Avid,

Yes that's right some people do have alergy to Nylon. Combination of the two will also help and a lot of powder too..

Rahul
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wel..I applied for the Basic course at NIM for this 20March batch but they replied back the next batches are all full...so I can join only in september...but one of my frndz got into the may batch for the girls and she'l b leavin soon...
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if possible get us some cool pics. of NIM as well as some kind of blog of what u went through. Hope to do their courses once in my lifetime. Have to get way fitter though for that.
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Originally Posted by JIMCORBET Hi

Am going or basic mount cource in May in uttarkashi at (NIM) , anyone going from delhi ,gurgaon or anyone india-mikean's going .We can join here .

anyone whos done it , can tel me what are the MUST to take along ?

Great help

Naina
I might be interested. I have lived in Dehradun for 5-6 years and around 2-3 years in Gurgaon for my job with Convergys. I am now in Chandigarh with Dell. If you get some info, let me know as well. Thank you. Also, furnish the details if you have.
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