Feedback From Participants
I would like to also take this opportunity to thank a lot of
people who made this trip really memorable. Note , This does not
necessarily have to be in a sequential Manner
Arti – an amazing host.Always laughing and guiding us to do the
right things. Ensuring that we keep ourself hydrated with frequent
cups of chai , snacks and food. I haven’t come across such a host
before. All of us felt more like a home away from home at
Kothi..Thanks a ton Arti.. I am definitely gonna be back once
The entire Team - Karthik,Guru,Mora,Nivedita,Nags,Praneeth and Mohit..
Thanks a ton guys for making this happen and making this trip the
most memorable one in my life.
Please do keep me posted on all the treks that you organize.. I may
not be coming to all of them, however I shall make to atleast some
of them. I am still to get off the hangover of the previous one and
its gonna be a while before I get off it.
Thanks a ton to all you. I have made some great friends during this
trip. I will be posting the photograps on my facebook page.
I am going to cherish these days in the future to come.
I am very happy to learn about the successful conduct of the Alpine
Climbing Camp which was conducted at Manali and Lahoul during 11-30
As all the participants had undergone Basic and Advanced Courses,
their appreciation the benefits gained by them is a commendable
compliment to your dedication. I trust that your mature guidance and
support will continue to be available to IMF in the coming years –
we can perhaps conduct such camps every year so that the upcoming
generation of young mountaineers can benefit from your vast
I am grateful for your keen interest and hard work in making the
camp a success.
President IMF. Sept 2003.
To our dear colonel, we’d love to thank
For all the adventure, where milk and tea we drank
This adventure we loved, roaming out in rain
Catching the bear by ear; and the lion by mane.
Here are the instructors, & my dear colleagues
Rest anyone of them, I’d be counting trees
There was our cook Ratan, & his dear friend
Whose quest to burst my stomach, shall never end.
Bhrigu was great, & Patalsu too
(holy lake, Peak)
Who gets the chance to go there, just a very few.
I love jumaring, so did he
(climbing with Jumar ascenders)
Rock climbing was great, you can take it from me.
Now we take leave of you & mother nature
Cause we’ve to go to Mumbai & learn math and literature..
Shovan - 12 years. May 2006.
“Himalayas while forging my physical and mental strengths
also gave its beauty to drink but it also taught me the subtle
lessons of life –
The tall and lofty mountains taught me humility, the trees standing
sturdy in all weathers taught me steadfastness, the river flowing
gracefully through the smallest nook and corner taught me
flexibility and perseverance and the strong hardy animals taught me
adaptability and the resilient people taught me to be tough as nails
outside but have a warm heart inside.
I hope to imbibe all these qualities in myself and become a better
individual. As we weaved our way home through the ghats of Himachal
Pradesh to go home, I was hastily trying to cramp in my mind all the
sights and sounds of the enchanting place. And so to day when
writing this piece, I can see them drifting across my eyes and bring
back a flood of memories. I also hope that this experience will be
the beginning of a life long romance with the Himalayas and I will
keep coming back because I left a piece of me there”.
Nehal Shah. – May 2008.
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