Distinguished among climbing schools, our twelve-day program has been the foundation of the education programs by Alpine Ascents for over 20 years. Utilizing Aquaterra’s resources in India we have access to one of the best glacier training areas in India, in many ways second to none after our programs in the USA.
During this course, students receive hands-on climbing and climber’s safety training in the Himalayan regions of Uttarakhand. This program is designed for the beginner or intermediate climber who wishes to develop strong fundamental skills in all aspects of snow and glacier climbing as well as rock climbing. It serves as a prerequisite for many of Alpine Ascents’ intermediate-level climbs and is a stepping stone to more technically difficult mountains, including Denali. This course has served as a springboard to many climbing careers, including numerous Everest summiters, and has developed a foundation of skills for hundreds of independent climbers.