WB Mountaineering
WB Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Foundation
Welcome To West Bengal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Foundation
 
West Bengal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Foundation was set up dissolving

i) West Bengal Mountaineering and Adventure Foundation and

ii) West Bengal State Academy of Adventure Sports functioning under the Youth Services Department, Government of West Bengal in the year 2006.
 
It is registered under the Society Registration Act.
 
The Registered Office of the society is Standard Buildings, 32/1, B.B.B. Bag (South), Kolkata-700001.
 
 
Main Objects
 
The aims and objectives of this Foundation is to help and encourage the Youth of this State in ‘Adventure Sports’, Expedition and Exploration of diverse nature and in fostering among them a spirit of camaraderie, good neighbourly relations, sacrifice for a noble cause, self discipline, self respect and respect for freedom and integrity of the nation. Further, the Foundation will support, promote and execute schemes for mountaineering, skiing, rock-climbing, altitude trekking, hang gliding, jungle safari, coastal trekking, river rafting, sea surfing including exploration under the seas, cycling, motor cycling, touring, aero sports etc. for the youth and give financial assistance to individual family members of mountaineers or explorers etc. involved in an accident.
 
Others
 
a) Under the auspices of the Foundation there will be a Library, Reading Room, Lecture theatres, Indoor auditorium and a museum which will be established in due course. The Foundation may also establish fair priced Youth Hostels and Guest Houses for facilitating the activities of the Organisation.
 
b) Regular lectures, seminars, slide/film shows, group discussions, training and screening will be conducted by the Foundation.
 
c) The Foundation will undertake and will do such other acts and things as it may deem necessary from time to time.
 
d) The Foundation may raise funds by way of grants from the State or Central Govt. or from other donors including National and Foreign agencies/bodies. It may also receive gifts and give gifts or sanction funds for any work related to its objectives.
 
Name, Address & Description of the Members of the Governing Body. Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal is the President of the Foundation.
 
Sl.no Designation / Name Description
1 The Chief Minister President W.B.M.A.S.F
2 The MOS (In-dependent Charge) Youth Services Department, Working President,W.B.M.A.S.F
3 The Secretary, Youth Services Department Vice President, W.B.M.A.S.F
4 The Secretary, Tourism Department Member, M.B.M.A.S.F
5 The Secretary, Forest Department Member, M.B.M.A.S.F
6 The Secretary, Environment Department Member, M.B.M.A.S.F
7 The Director, Youth Services Member, W.B.M.A.S.F
8 The Joint Secretary, Youth Services Member, W.B.M.A.S.F
9 The Joint Director-I, Youth Services, Treasurer, W.B.M.A.S.F
10 The Principal, HMI,Darjeeling Member, W.B.M.A.S.F
11 Shri Basanta Singha Roy Advisor, W.B.M.A.S.F
12 Shri Debasish Biswas Member, W.B.M.A.S.F
13 Smt Dipali Sinha Member, W.B.M.A.S.F
14 Shri Dipankar Ghosh 14. W.B.M.A.S.F
15 Shri Rajib Bhattacharya W.B.M.A.S.F
16 Shri Ujjal Roy W.B.M.A.S.F
 
Name, Address & Description of the Members of the General Body
 
Sl.no Designation / Name Description
1 Dr.Tridib Kr. Basu ex Dy. Director, NATMO
2 Shri Bidyut Sarkar First Bengalee who completed solo Trans Himalayas
3 Dr. Indranil Sen Physician & Mountain lover
4 Shri Ratanlal Biswas Trekkar, Crossed about 200 passes in Himalaya
5 Sri Pallb Das Mountaineer & Sports climbing Judge
6 Shri Rajeev Mondal Mountaineer & Completed solo Trans Himalayas, Burdwan
7 Shri Jiban Krishna Roy Mountaineer & Nature worker, Jaipaiguri
8 Shri Nima Tashi Eminent Serpa, Darjeeling
9 Shri Shyamal Sarkar Mountaineer, Kolkata
10 Shri Kalyan Deb Mountaineer, North 24-Prgs
11 Shri Debdas Nandy Mountaineer, South 24-Prgs
12 Shri Debraj Dutta Mountaineer
13 Shri Arindam Bose Water Sports
14 Shri Goutam Banerjee North 24-Prgs
15 Shri Malay Mukherjee Mountaineer, Howrah
16 Shri Souma Mukherjee Hooghly
17 Smt.Soma Bhattacharjee Hooghly
18 Shri Soumendra Mordunya Bankura
19 Smt.Manidipa Dutta Murshidabad
20 Sri Swapan Dutta Purulia
21 Shri Dilip Chowdhury Coochbehar
22 Shri Subir Mahato Dakshin Dinajpur
23 Shri Tapan Bhattacharya Uttar Dinajpur
24 Smt.Purnima Soren Paschim Midnapore
25 Shri Subrata Chakraborty Cyeling
26 Shri Subrata Banejee KMC
27 Shri Bijoy Dutta  
28 Shri Pemba Chuti Sherpa  
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1. (Ujjal Roy)
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2. (Rajib Bhattacharya)
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3. (Debasish Biswas)
     
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4. (Dipankar Ghosh)
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5. (Basanta Singha Roy)
 
 
Key Activities
 
1. Mountaineering Expeditions
 
2.Trekking – 
 
     High Altitude 
     Jungle
     Coastal
      Desert
 
3. Sport Climbing
4. Adventure Camp
5. Rock Climbing
6. Rafting
7. Kayaking
8. Hang Gliding
9. Parasailing
10. Cycling
 
 
1. Supply Mountaineering Equipments for participating in various adventure mainly mountaineering from Equipment Store, Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake.
 
2. Mountaineering Scholarship for Basic & Advance Mountaineering Courses at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling both for Boys & Girls through selection.
 
3. Allotment of Rock Wall at Susunia, Mathaburu, Gajaburu and Joychandi for organizing Rock Climbing Course to various Mountaineering Clubs / Organisation.
 
4. Seminars.
 
5. Youth Hostel at Darjeeling.
 
Calender for Training (Rock Climbing, Mountaineering & Other Adventure Activities)
 
Mountaineering May-June & August-September
High Altitude Trekking March
Jungle Trekking April
Coastal Trekking December-January
Sport Climbing Throughout the year at India’s Highest Sport Climbing Wall, Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake, Kolkata
Sport Climbing Competition January
Tenzing Norgay State Award for State Climbers.
Nawang Gombu Award for State Climbers.
Financial support to various adventure oriented organization for organizing various programmes.
 
Key Contact Points
 
Office : Standard Buildings, 32/1, B.B.D. Bag (South), Kolkata-700001.
1. Ujjal Roy (9836524204) (033-23350130)
 
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling West Bengal, India
 
At 11:30 AM on 29th May 1953 history was made. Two men Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made it to the highest point on the earth. The success of Everest expedition was hailed throughout the world as one of the most outstanding feats of human endeavor. Soon in our own country an era was born. Then the Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, envisaged the importance of mountaineering as an up coming sport in independent India. Late Pandit Nehru and Late Dr. B.C.Roy, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, decided to start a school of Mountaineering in Tenzing's hometown, Darjeeling.
 
 
 
On 04th November 1954, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru founded the Institute and the Institute initially was started with twenty students at Roy Villa on Lebong Cart Road, which was Sister Nivedita's last house. On 25th December,1957 it was shifted to present location on the Western Spur of Birch Hill and about 6,800 feet above sea level and has become an important centre of tourist attraction. It commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga (8589m) the third highest peak in the world. The Late Major Nandu Jayal, one of India's foremost mountaineers, was selected as the first Principal and Late Tenzing Norgay as the first Director of the Institute.
 
Objective of the Institute
 
The objective of the Institute is to encourage and promote science and art of Mountaineering amongst its member and others enrolled as students. It aims to train the enterprising members of the community , who in turn develop mountaineering activities in the Himalayas as a sport or as a scientific pursuit.
 
DETAILS OF COURSES
Sl.No Course Details No. of Courses Durations Age Group Subsidised fee Remarks
1 ADVENTURE 6 15 Days 14-20* years Rs.2000 *Also one course for adults
2 BASIC 6 28 Days 17-40 years Rs.4000  
3 ADVANCE 3 28 Days 17-40 years Rs.4000  
4 METHOD OF INSTRUCTION 1 28 Days 20-35 years Rs.4000  
5 SPECIAL COURCES          
 
(a) SPORTS CLIMBING 03-07 Days Above 10 yrs   As Per Actual Cost
(b) SPECIAL ADVENTURE 10-15 Days 14-40 years
(c) SPECIAL BASIC 21-28 Days 16-45 years
(d) SPECIAL ADVANCE 21-28 Days 16-45 years
Minimum 20 students required to a conduct a special course.
 
Eligibility :
 
Any person who conforms to the desired age group and is not suffering from any ailment is eligible for the course. A relaxation in age could be given in exceptional cases. In special courses, the age difference between different trainees of the same group should not be very high. Course vacancy is confirmed only on payment of course fee in advance. Prospectus is available on payment of Rs.100 from the Institute or can be downloaded from the website "exploredarjeeling.com."
 
Equipment
 
The Institute maintains an equipment wing to provide the latest mountaineering gears to its trainees, free of cost. Jayal memorial fund store, a part of the equipment wing, provides equipments to adventure lovers on hire. The hiring charges are very nominal. The equipment is provided on first come first serve basis.
 
For tourist attraction
 
Museum
 
The museum was established in the year 1957 and it's main objective is to provide educational activities on mountaineering & to preserve the works of the Himalayas. Initially, it was established for research & educational purposes by the trainees of the Institute; afterwards it was opened for the general tourists. Over the years, its collection has been enriched through explorations, purchases & gifts.
 
The museum has a collection of models, paintings, sculptures, photographs, manuscripts, autographs, books, mountaineering equipments, dress & personal belongings of hill folks. There is a good collection of chronological history of man's association with the Mt.Everest since 1852. Such collections are well preserved by the Institute curator.
 
Artificial climbing wall
 
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute has constructed indoor as well as outddor sport climbing walls for the young trainees taking training on mountaineering through modern technique. The outdoor sport climbing wall is international standard outdoor artificial climbing wall measuring 50ft high and 20ft.wide. The Institute has already hosted the 7th National Sport Climbing competition and has acquired the capability to host an international one, which in turn will give boost to sport climbing, especially in far-flung places like Darjeeling.
 
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