Darjeeling, Mar 19 : India's premier adventure institute, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, (HMI), which already shut its doors for the outsiders announced the suspension of all type of mountaineering courses in the Himalayas beginning from April 2020, for an indefinite period until further order.
Located in the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park at Jawahar Parbat, about 7000 ft above sea level in eastern Himalaya, principal of HMI Group Capt Jai Kishan in a statement said that basic mountaineering course, advance mountaineering course, and Climbathon Climbed with advance Mountaineering course scheduled to start from April 1, 2020, have been suspended.
"Fresh date/revised schedule would be published around April 17, 2020 ( depending ongoing situation and various advisory issued by different department. In all the cases course transfer fee will be waived off, " the statement added. " This notice is not to create panic but to stand together and win our fight against corona" the principal said. (UNI)