deals with a variety of tools & techniques such as rock
climbing, ice climbing, snow craft, ice craft, river crossing
and many more topics. In brief mountaineering means to enable
a human being to conquer the mountains, using different techniques.
The Western Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Allied
Sports was started in 1960 and offers training facilities in
basic and advanced climbing as well as courses in high altitude
trekking, rescue research, skiing and water sports. The institute
also provides trekking and climbing gear to adventure enthusiasts.
Typical courses offered by the Institute:
- Basic Mountaineering (26 days)
- Advanced Mountaineering (28 days)
- Search & Rescue (20 days)
- Method of Instruction (MOI) in Mountaineering (21 days)
The Mountaineering Institute is situated at Aleo, Manali on
the right bank of river Beas.