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TOPIC: Mountaineering schools for people above 35 years

Mountaineering schools for people above 35 years 7 years, 10 months ago #53

Hi,

Are there any mountaineering schools in India that take on students who are above 35 years?

Some of my friends who are above 35 want to learn rock climbing techniques

Thanks
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Re: Mountaineering schools for people above 35 years 7 years, 10 months ago #61

Hi BuffyFish,

1. Check "Adventure Course" (www.nimindia.net/ac.html) at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and Eligibility (www.nimindia.net/eligibility.html).

2. Check Himalayan Mountaineering Institute's courses and eligibility (www.himalayanmountaineeringinstitute.com/courseform.html).

3. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali (ABVIMAS) also provides some good courses (www.adventurehimalaya.org/2012.pdf)
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Re: Mountaineering schools for people above 35 years 7 years, 10 months ago #66

Hi Guys,

Also there is no age restriction here , I have seen people who are 40 + and in some extreme cases even 45 + doing the basic course from there prestigious institute's.

As they say , its all in the mind !! So just go for it . My only advice would be - Book way in advance as the course's are usually full. Booking at-least 6 - 8 months in advance would be good ..

Re: Mountaineering schools for people above 35 years 7 years, 10 months ago #126

There is a age restriction of 35 yrs on paper. But, it's not strict.
But, the fact is the course is really physically demanding, so one has to be very fit. I have seen some people dropping out after two days of rock climbing session during my basic cource at NIM . for this session participants have to walk 9 km to reach the rock climbing are called Tekhla with your full loaded backpack.

So though age bar is not strict. one has to be very fit physically and mentally.
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