This online course consolidates my extensive alpine hiking experience exploring more than 300 high passes across the Western Himalayas. 50+ modules will familiarize you with important concepts to become an independent alpine explorer. Map reading and route planning, navigation techniques, planning an alpine journey, fast hiking and lightweight gears, Himalayan terrains, GIS analysis of Himalayan geography and hiking trails, Open Street Maps, creating Himalayan maps and atlas and geometrics of the Himalayas.
Knowledge is presented through theory and online hands-on assignments to easily assimilate the learned concepts. The course can be taken up from anywhere, anytime. Submitted assignments are periodically reviewed and personal feedback provided. Students completing the course receive a certificate of completion.