Naga Boy Receives Alpha Rating in Mountaineering Course

Khrieketoulie Kintso (press officer NAAME Pukil Kintso)

Dimapur, April 8 (EMN): A Naga boy has completed search and rescue training, a prestigious mountaineering course, from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkhashi in Uttarkhand and received Alpha grade.

An update received here on Friday informed that Khrieketoulie Kintso aka Ketou Kintso of NAAME was one of three trainees from the North East who had successfully completed the course at NIM.

Kintso was the first person from Nagaland to serve as an instructor at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) in 2018 and 2019, it has been learned.

He has also completed Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC), Advanced Mountaineering Course (AMC) with alpha grades from National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh; and Method of Instruction (MOI) Course with Alpha Grade from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling.

‘The search and rescue course is the most challenging among mountaineering courses as it involves technical rope access at high altitudes of the Himalayas over rocky cliffs, snow, crevasses, glacier, knowledge accumulated on first aid, navigation, audio and visual communication signals, evacuation methods through helicopter for the immediate evacuation of the victims and also the deployment of a dog to find the victim”, informed the setting up to date.