Surender Mahant and Shashi Tomar Lagwal hiking in Mountain skills course

Mountain Skills

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The Mountain Skills Course is an excellent place to start if you want to feel more competent exploring alpine terrain or if you want to conquer Everest. This course is an excellent approach to mastering the core skills required to appreciate the mountains.

Those with only a little trekking experience desire to expand their capabilities to higher mountains. Accordingly, participants should ideally have done some basic hill walking before and have a fair level of fitness.

This is the progression of Backpacking Skills.

Chiefly Mountain Skills training is for those who have done at least a 2-day trek in the Himalayas or other mountains or have successfully finished backpacking Skills training.

Mountain Skills Course Content

  • Altitude weather prediction
  • Mobility across steep terrain
  • Meticulous planning
  • Safety protocols
  • Seasonal impacts
  • The mountain conditions
Shashi lagwal & Surender Mahant on Mountain Skills Course
Shashi Lagwal & Surender Mahant on the Course: Ascent Descent Adventures

Mountain Skills Takeaway

  • Autonomous planning and execution of short treks and hikes in the countryside
  • Knowledge of environmental, weather, and possible dangers
  • How to react to potential hazards
  • What should be done in an emergency
  • Confidence in their ability to relish time in the mountains
  • The basis for more advanced wilderness and mountaineering abilities


  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Experience: A skill set in Backpacking is required for Mountain Skills
  • Age: Minimum age is 13 years, and there is no upper limit.
  • Max: 8 People per course
  • Meeting Location: HOTEL KUNZAM, Manali HP.
  • Season: Year-round, check the calendar below for the date
Shashi Lagwal & Surender Mahant leading Mountain Skills Course
Shashi Lagwal & Surender Mahant Leading Mountain Skills Course: Ascent Descent Adventures

Cost Per Person

Course Fee: 7000 INR  / 90$ USD

Including and Excluding

  • Non-Residential: There will be no lodging, meals, or transportation provided. Participants must bring their packed lunch. During the course, soft drinks and nibbles will be provided.
  • Equipment: All group equipment will be provided. Bring your own 1-lit personal water bottle. Notebook Pen in a day pack to carry all your stuff.
  • Clothing: Appropriate clothing as per the weather.

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Basic Mountain Skills Progression Curriculum , Ascent Descent Adventures mountaineering institute

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