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 The Management  

The Institute is managed by a panel of renowned professionals and experts under the able direction of Mr. S.P. Chamoli. An acclaimed adventure sports enthusiast with many successful mountaineering, rafting and skiing expeditions worldwide to his credit. Mr. S.P. Chamoli is an ex-DIG of the paramilitary forces. He was the leader of the world famous "Trans Himalayan Expedition from Kanchendzonga to Karakoram". He has 31 years of expertise in the areas of training and leadership. He has made valuable contribution to the Center for Outdoors Research and Explorations with his rich and varied experience.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographic Society (FRGS), member of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Governing Council and member of the National Adventure Foundation. A recipient of the Presidents Police Medal for meritorious and distinguished service, he is the author of "Rafting Down the Mystic Brahamaputra" and "The Great Himalayan Traverse". At present he divides his time between his responsibilities as the Director of Himalayan Adventure Institute Mussoorie, imparting lectures and training sessions in Team Building, Leadership, Motivation and Stress Management and does what he enjoys doing most - initiating the spirit of adventure and outdoor living amongst the young and the old to help develop human potential and environmental awareness through challenges, facilitated in a fun and a supportive manner.

The Program Director

S.P. Chamoli is well-known Mountaineer, Skier and river runner who has devoted his entire life for perusing adventure and for the promotion of adventure among the youth of the country. After completing his masters degree in Economics, in 1963 he was commissioned in the Army and there after, took up the challenging assignments in the Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police between 1963 to 1994. While guarding the difficult Northern Borders, he participated in active operations in 1965, took challenging assignments and trekked to more than 50 Himalayan high passes. His outstanding achievements in Mountaineering included the successful leadership of various expeditions challenging peaks, Neelkanth (Ht. 21640 ft.), Kedarnath Dome (Ht. 22410 ft.), Saserkangri-III (Ht. 24690 ft.) Nanda Devi East Peak (Ht. 7434 mts.), Swarga Rohini (Ht. 6252 mts.). He also successfully led many international joint expeditions, which include - "Joint Indo-New Zealand Himalayan Traverse Expedition", Indo-Polish Nanda Devi East Expedition, and Indo-Japanese Brahamaputra Rafting Expedition. In 1981, as the leader of the Joint Indo-New Zealand Himalayan Traverse Expedition, he took up the most challenging assignment of traversing the entire Himalayas from Kanchendzonga in the east to Karakorams in the west, covering more than five thousand Kms. long hazardous Himalayan journey in fast moving light weight alpine style, "Living off the land" and crossed 106 high Himalayan Passes between 10,000 fts. to 20,500 fts. in only 260 days.

In the field of rafting, in 1986, he rafted down the Ganges, Indus and Zanskar rivers and carried out maiden rafting down of the turbulent Shyok River in Karakoram ranges. His most outstanding achievement was in 1991 when he was the leader of the maiden Rafting Expedition to mighty Brahamaputra River from Gelling (Tshangpo Gorge which is still a record) to Dhubri on Bangladesh border. He was also Captain of the Indian team, which participated in world Rafting Competition in Nan Thala in Atlanta in U.S.A. in 1990. In the field of Skiing, he has taken up various cross-country ski assignments in the Himalayan border areas. However, most challenging was in 1986, when he ski-down from Kedar Dome Peak (Ht. 22410 fts.) from the summit to the advance base camp. He was selected as Captain of the nine members Indian Police - Ski team to participate in world Police Winter Games & European Ski Championship held in Toronto and Italy in 1989.

All instruction staff are well qualified mountain trained, having participated in mountaneering, skiing and rafting expeditions who ensures safety and security of the participants against any evantuality or danger. We also have a panel of qualified mountain guides who follow UIAA security guidelines during the expeditions and high altitude trekking.

Guest faculty
We have a panel of guest faculties for outdoor management development training who join us on required basis.



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