Methods of Instruction Course
The aim of this course is to prepare mountaineers, for becoming potential Instructors, as for many it’s a career opportunity in mountaineering and allied sports.
Besides theory, detailed practical training is also imparted to trainees by giving them sufficient opportunities to handle training sessions design training schedules and plans under close supervision of NIM instructional staff.
Trainees graded 'A' only in the Advance Mountaineering Course from NIM, HMI Darjeeling, JIM Pehalgam, ITBP training Auli, MAS Manali and SGMI, Gangtok , AMI, Siachen and HAWS Gulmarg are eligible for this course.
Day by Day Activities of Method of Instruction Course
Arrival, Reception and Instructions about Course.
Physical Exercise, Hill Walk with loaded rucksack, Distribution into Ropes, Visit to NIM Campus, Administrative Talk cum Opening Address, Issue of Equipment, Medical Inspection, Lecture on Method of Instruction Planning (Part-I & II), Lecture on Block & Detailed Syllabus, Revision of all Rope knots and Rope Coiling, Briefing for First Outing, Entrance Test, Visit to NIM Souvenirs & Museum, Deposition of Cash & Valuables, Games/Library.
NIM LECTURE, DEMONSTRATION AND PRACTICE
Cleaning/Layout of Hostel, Physical Training, Artificial Rock wall climbing (In Door/ Out Door), Rope Knots/Coiling, Roping up, Fault Finding Exercise, Games/Library and Preparation for Lesson Plan for Next Day.
Day 05 - 11
TEKHLA TRAINING AREA (HEIGHT 4,200FT. TIME 02hrs) LECTURE, DEMONSTRATION AND PRACTICE
Trek to Tekhla Training Area, Lecture/Demonstration on Free Climbing, Chimney Climbing, Anchoring, Belaying, Assimilation and De-briefing/Briefing and Return to NIM by Bus, Games and Library.
TEKHLA TRAINING AREA (HEIGHT 4,200FT. TIME 02 hrs) LECTURE, DEMONSTRATION AND PRACTICE
Trek to Tekhla Training Area, Lecture/Demonstration on Rappelling, Jummaring, Stance Management and use of Riversso, Rock Craft Fault Finding Exercise, Rock Terminology, Assimilation and De-briefing / Briefing and Return to NIM by Bus, Fitting of Crampons and Gaiters, Exchange of Equipment, Briefing for Move to Mountain and preparation for move to the Mountain.
NIM Cleaning/Layout of Hostel, Physical Training, Lecture on Map Reading I & II, Lecture on Mountain Hazards, Briefing for move to mountain and preparation for move to mountain, Games and Library.
TEL CAMP (HEIGHT-8,200 FT) : TIME- 5hrs
Move to Bhuki by bus, trek to Tel camp, Establishment of camp and Mechanics of Conduct of Approach March.
BASE CAMP (HEIGHT 12,300 FT, TIME- 03 hrs)
Trek to Base Camp, Continuous Map Reading, Establishment of camp, Lecture on Glacier and Avalanche.
ICE CRAFT(LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION AND PRACTICE)
Tip Toe Climbing, Two Piton Climbing, Fixed Rope, Artificial Climbing, Revision of Ice Anchors, “C & Z” Pulley, Lecture on G.P.S./Map Reading, Mountain Safety, Quiz Test (Medical/Mountaineering and General Aspects), and Ice Craft Fault Finding Exercise. Lecture on Mountain Hazards, Mountain Terminology, Ice Axe, Ice Hammer and Rope.
Lecture/Demonstration of Self & Team Arrest, Anchoring/Belaying, Snow Craft Fault Finding Exercise, De-briefing / Briefing, Final Written Test / Feed Back.
Return to Tel Camp, Establishment of Camp and Rehearsal of Graduation Ceremony.
Trek to Bhuki, Move to NIM by Bus, Maintenance of Equipments, Return of Equipments, Medical Inspection, Collection of Cash & Valuables, Visit to Local place of Interest, Principal ’s Interview, De-briefing, Visit to NIM Souvenirs Shop, Rehearsal of Graduation Ceremony, Issue of NIM Jersey and preparation for Graduation Ceremony. Graduation Ceremony, Tea with Chief Guest, Group Photograph with Chief Guest and Return of NIM Jersey.
DISPERSAL After morning Tea.
* Note: Duration of Outdoor May Vary According to Weather Conditions