Indiahikes bolsters ‘Trek Safety’ with Comprehensive Guide Training at...

Indiahikes bolsters ‘Trek Safety’ with Comprehensive Guide Training at Rupin Pass Base

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By Latika Payak


Last week, our team conducted a comprehensive 4-day safety and Green Trails training for all guides at Jiskun, the start point of the Rupin Pass trek.

The training focussed on covering technical skills, medical techniques, and also Green Trails.

“The technical sessions covered essential techniques like making knots, Tyrolean Traverse, and rappelling. In medical, we covered evacuation, and stretcher-making with the help of ropes. We also covered cold injuries, hypothermia, snake bites,  wound management and a whole range of other injuries that could happen during a trek apart from HAPE, HACE, and AMS.

During the Green Trails training, we dove deep into the G6 practices and how they impact a trek,” shares Trek Leader Ashish Sukhadare, who conducted this training along with Ankit, our Green Trails Intern.

The impact of this training is already evident among the eight guides.

“These trainings help in reducing the knowledge gap between Trek Leaders and Guides when it comes to handling emergencies or Green Trails on a trek. Now, even our guides are confident about stepping up and effectively handling an emergency on a trek. This makes trekking safer,” Ashish adds.

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.