Guidance needed regarding Basic Mountaineering course
I am new to the forum and also new to Mountaineering. I had once gone on a very short trekking course in the forest of Dandeli of about 5 Kms. :) Besides that I do not have any experience in this regard.
I am taking the Basic Mountaineering course at ABVIMAS in June 2017. I have complied with necessary requirements and my seat has been confirmed by the institute.
So I thought I should take guidance from the experienced people out there, before I plunge into the course itself.
I am going through the fitness training, now.
But I have some queries of my own, that are troubling me. So I thought I should start my own thread to discuss my issues. So I am here.
I would greatly appreciate any help bestowed upon me regarding these querries. There are quite a lot of them. So I have made sections in them.
The foremost issue I would like to discuss is about 'Footwear', because I have to get accustomed to any kind of new shoes I would have to buy.
I called on the institute and enquired. I was guided to a senior instructor. He suggested I will have to buy two pairs of shoes besides the gear that is provided by the institute.
One is the regular PT shoes for rock climbing etc, to which I would have to get some rubber sole stitched when I reach the institute.
The other is a pair of sport shoes which I would be extensively using daily for all activities. I am at loss which & what kind of shoes I have to buy, for this. I did my first trekking mentioned above in a pair of reebok sport shoes that were gifted to me. :) But they didn't last long, they are worn out now.
Please kindly help me resolve my issues.
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