Himalaya Mountaineering

Credit: Madhu Chikkaraju

Himalaya Mountaineering

Challenge yourself on a high-altitude expedition in the Himalaya

Learn to lead on challenging terrain on this high-altitude mountaineering course. As you explore India’s remote Kumaon region, you’ll develop the skills you need to travel on ice, snow, and rock in an alpine environment. You’ll start with the basics of backcountry living, including minimum-impact camping and navigation, and progress to more advanced skills like glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Interact with local communities in villages tucked high in the Himalaya, immersing yourself in a new culture and landscape. Learn about traditional ways of life and the region’s unique ecology as you trek through high passes and sweeping valleys. Get a true alpine experience while camping as high as 18,000 feet. On non-moving days, hone your technical skills so you’re ready to tackle the next peak.

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, you’ll wake up each day ready to tackle fresh challenges and push the boundaries of your comfort zone. As you gain confidence in your ability to navigate difficult terrain, you’ll also develop your own leadership style. Regardless of whether you have mountaineering experience or not, you’ll find opportunities to become a more effective team member as you take on different leadership roles. Route finding, camp selection, and organizing meals with your group become lessons in communication and decision making that will serve you well in the wilderness and beyond. You’ll leave the Himalaya as an international traveler and mountaineer with the skills to lead wherever your next adventure takes you.

Dates

Dates

2018 Dates

Sept. 12 – Oct. 23, 2018

Tuition: $8,325
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2019 Dates

March 26 – May 6, 2019

Tuition: $8,505

Sept. 14 – Oct. 25, 2019

Tuition: $8,565

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$8,325 to $8,565
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Equipment Deposit

$350

Duration

42 days

Minimum Age

18 yrs.

Academic Credit

8 College Credits
  • 2 Risk Assessment
  • 2 Skills Practicum
  • 2 Leadership Techniques
  • 2 Environmental Studies

1.50 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

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Travel and Logistics

Start/End

New York, NY, USA/New Delhi, India

Fly in/out

New York, NY, USA/New Delhi, India

Skills learned

Mountaineering