Category Archives: Interviews

Looking for an ‘A’ grade in BMC ? Here are a few tips

Getting ‘A’ grade in Basic Mountaineering Course First of all, you must know that an ‘A’ grade is extremely important in your mountaineering career and you have to have an ‘A’ grade in BMC so that you can go for your AMC. There is no sure shot way that guarantees an A grade, but no […]

Preparation for the Basic Mountaineering Course – Xpedition Series

BMC fitness

Every year several mountaineers graduate from the mountaineering institutes in India, some with considerable waiting times. We recently covered a detail of all these institutes, courses they offer and info that would shorten your application process in the previous article (Click on the Mountaineering Courses in India to read in detail about such courses). Fitness […]

Mountaineering Courses in India – Xpedition Series

Khumbu icefall

Any mountaineering course would focus on imparting skills related to rock craft, ice craft and snow craft. BMC would offer an orientation of the entire mountaineering essentials. You would be trained for rope essentials, outdoor survival techniques, expedition planning and team-work and a climb to the summit of a high-altitude peak. You might have already […]

Xpedition Series – Interview with Bhargab Borah

EBC Trek

From pursuing  BMC twice, once in 2009 and again in 2013, an AMC, climbing Mt Lapoche, Deo Tibba, Nanda Ghunti  and also witnessing the deadliest avalanche on Everest in 2014, Bhargab has seen it all. Bhargab Borah’s journey in the mountains started with a trek at a very young age. His love for mountains only […]

Xpedition Series – An interview with Monti Rajkhowa

Kanchenjunga climber Monti Rajkhowa

“The two great risks are risking too much but also risking too little. That’s for each person to decide. For me, not risking anything is worse than death. By far.” – Jimmy Chin Meet Monti Rajkhowa, who recently scaled Kanchenjunga, world’s third highest mountain, rising up to an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) and […]