Our Team

We are a crew of mountain professionals that are continually working to raise the level of mountain sports for individuals by initiating a mountaineering school for mountain training so that you may have a safe and enjoyable experience when alpine climbing or trekking in the Indian Himalayas. Know more about us…

Colonel Neeraj Rana's profile photo in formal clothes with shades principal of all three Mountaineering Institutes of India

Colonel Neeraj Rana


Alan Ward IML profile picture

Alan Ward

IML / Visiting Faculty

Helen Menhinick mountain leader and brand ambassador for Rohan clothing

Helen Menhinick

ML / Visiting Faculty

Pankaj Lagwal, wearing an Ascent Descent Adventures brand tshirt smiles

Pankaj Lagwal

Founder / Alpinist

Surender Mahant, dressed in a sun hat and a blue outdoor jacket, smiles with a mustache for his profile photo

Surender Mahant

Alpinist / Alpine Skier

Shashi Tomar Lagwal smiles as she poses for a photograph while wearing an Ascent Descent Adventures tee

Shashi Tomar Lagwal

Alpinist / Adventure Therapist

Justin Bower, wearing an Ascent Descent Adventures t-shirt and a hat, stands in front of a Hadimba Temple.

Justin Bower

Alpinist / Snow Boarder

Umesh Raina profile picture

Umesh Raina

Alpinist / Alpine Skier

Passang Sherpa ADA mountain guide dressed in camouflage jacket and blue white check shirt

Passang Sherpa

Alpinist / Trek Specialist

Mukesh Marwah, dressed in black, smiles at the camera

Mukesh Marwah

Binary Architect / Educator

Neeraj Bhasin poses for a photograph while wearing Rayban sunglasses

Neeraj Bhasin

Filmmaker / Educator