I did the Basic Mountaineering Course of 26 Days in Uttarkashi (Uttaranchal) from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in 2006 (Batch 191).

Morning exercise at NIM base camp
Morning exercise at NIM base camp
Returning from the base camp
Returning from the base camp
Our instructor
Our instructor
Me with a coursemate from Mumbai
Me with a coursemate from Mumbai
Students at the height gain point on the last day
Students at the height gain point on the last day
Me exhausted while trekking towards the base camp
Me exhausted while trekking towards the base camp
Instructor demonstrating the zig-zag walking method with ice shoes and ice axe
Instructor demonstrating the zig-zag walking method with ice shoes and ice axe
Coursemate at NIM base camp
Coursemate at NIM base camp
Group photo before leaving the institute for our homes
Group photo before leaving the institute for our homes
Students at mess for lunch at the Institute (NIM)
Students at mess for lunch at the Institute (NIM)
Clean shave after 26 days of training at NIM
Clean shave after 26 days of training at NIM
Students wearing NIM T-shirt for certification ceremony
Students wearing NIM T-shirt for certification ceremony
Returning from the base camp training to Tela camp
Returning from the base camp training to Tela camp
Break in the middle of the height gaining trek on the last day
Break in the middle of the height gaining trek on the last day
Artificial rock climbing wall at NIM
Artificial rock climbing wall at NIM
Equipment issued by the NIM to each student
Equipment issued by the NIM to each student
Equipment issued to each rope (group) 6 or 8 people
Equipment issued to each rope (group) 6 or 8 people
Artificial wall for rock climbing
Artificial wall for rock climbing
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, Uttaranchal
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, Uttaranchal
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
Equipment given to each student
Equipment given to each student
Rock craft at the training site, Tekhla
Rock craft at the training site, Tekhla
The temple of all religion at NIM
The temple of all religion at NIM
Our dormitory at the NIM institute
Our dormitory at the NIM institute
Crossing Tela bridge
Crossing Tela bridge
Students trekking to base camp
Students trekking to base camp
Crossing Nallas before Gujjarhut
Crossing Nallas before Gujjarhut
Break between Tela camp and Gujarhut
Break between Tela camp and Gujarhut
Climbing with Koflaks shoes & ice axe
Climbing with Koflaks shoes & ice axe
Wide view
Wide view
Drying our sleeping bags in the Sun
Drying our sleeping bags in the Sun
On the way to the base camp
On the way to the base camp
With coursemates in the tent
With coursemates in the tent
Free fun time at the base camp
Free fun time at the base camp
AMC & BMC students greeting each other
AMC & BMC students greeting each other
Students returning to NIM institute from the base camp, after the completion of the training
Students returning to NIM institute from the base camp, after the completion of the training
Volleyball session in the evening
Volleyball session in the evening
Volleyball match – Instructors Vs Students
Volleyball match – Instructors Vs Students
Our instructor demonstrating the rappelling method (Abseiling)
Our instructor demonstrating the rappelling method (Abseiling)
Leaving the Base camp for Ice-craft training
Leaving the Base camp for Ice-craft training
Approaching the advance training site
Approaching the advance training site
Returning from the ice-craft training site
Returning from the ice-craft training site
Shri Ratan Singh, our course head at NIM
Shri Ratan Singh, our course head at NIM
Early morning exercise before tea at base camp
Early morning exercise before tea at base camp
A coursemate at the basecamp
A coursemate at the basecamp
Understanding contours and Using the compass on the map
Understanding contours and Using the compass on the map
Recovering after the snowstorm during my basic course training at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
Recovering after the snowstorm during my basic course training at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
Cleaning & pitching the flattened tent
Cleaning & pitching the flattened tent
Recovering from the snowstorm at our base camp @ 11,300 ft
Recovering from the snowstorm at our base camp @ 11,300 ft
Removal of ice from inside of our tent, due to the storm last night that we survived
Removal of ice from inside of our tent, due to the storm last night that we survived
Skin tanned after completion of Basic mountaineering course at NIM
Skin tanned after completion of Basic mountaineering course at NIM
In our sleeping bags
In our sleeping bags
With my ropemate (Groupmate) inside a tent
With my ropemate (Groupmate) inside a tent
Visit to hot water springs after returning from NIM basic course training
Visit to hot water springs after returning from NIM basic course training