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Mountaineer Dr Harshwanti Bisht talks about Mountaineering course, what is Mountaineering and other details about a Career in Mountaineering.







Mountaineering Career Talk

Dr Harshwanti Bisht | Mountaineer | Various Expeditions






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Mountaineering Explained




What is Mountaineering?


A Career in Mountaineering is very interesting. Understanding Why one wants to choose a Career in Mountaineering is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Mountaineering. Just like you would normally not trust a non Doctor with names of medicines, you should also not trust opinions about Mountaineering from non professionals.

With 8 years of professional experience, Mountaineer Dr Harshwanti Bisht understands Mountaineering. Here is how Mountaineer Dr Harshwanti Bisht detailed Mountaineering:

Mountaineering, also called mountain climbing is the sport of attaining, or attempting to attain, high points in mountainous regions, mainly for the pleasure of the climb.





How Mountaineer Dr Harshwanti Bisht got into Mountaineering?


I am a mountaineer. In 1981, I along with two other women became the first three women to summit the main peak of Nanda Devi (7,816 m). I was also a member of the Indian expedition to Mount Everest in 1984 and was awarded the Arjuna Award and Directorate of Higher Education, Government of UP Gold Medal. I am the Founder of Save Gangotri Project. I was awarded the Hillary Medal for my philanthropic achievements and work to improve conditions in the Gangotri area of Uttarakhand, at the headwaters of the Ganges over the past 25 years. I am Deputy Director (Higher education) & Joint Director (RUSA) and actively working for the eco-conservation of Gangotri in Garhwal Himalaya.





Mountaineer Dr Harshwanti Bisht's Talk on Mountaineering



Starts with what is:
     1) Mountaineering  

Next, it covers Education. It was a welcome change to see the Talk touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Mountaineering, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Mountaineering. It explains Education needed in Mountaineering with these items:
     2) First Aid  
     3) Map reading  
     4) Weather Conditions  
     5) Equipment  
     6) Physiology  
     7) Professional Courses  

Then, the Talk focuses on the most important component that is Skills. Mountaineering demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out. Here is a list of Skills required for Mountaineering:
     8) Physical fitness  
     9) Climbing Skills  
     10) Team Spirit  
     11) Survival Skills  

Mountaineering has an interesting list of Positives. The Talk discusses following Positives of Mountaineering:
     12) Growing Opportunities  
     13) Research Opportunities  
     14) Rejuvenation  

It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of Mountaineering:
     15) Climatic Conditions  
     16) Constant Risk  

In the final section of the Talk, Dr Harshwanti Bisht talks about How a day goes in a Career in:
     17) Mountaineering  




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