The Mussoorie Mountain Festival was founded in 2005 by Stephen Alter in conjunction with Mussoorie Writers. It was initially established with the aim of celebrating Mussoorie’s Literary Heritage. It has since redefined itself to become a broader Mountain Festival at the heart of which is a community celebration of Himalayan culture, natural history and exploration.

2019 Festival

If you are passionate about the outdoors, the 2019 Mountain Festival is for you. The theme of this year's festival revolves around Health and Risk Management for Outdoor Programmes in the Himalaya. The festival begins on the 7th of March, with screenings of films from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation's 2019 Mountain Film Festival, followed by live music by 'Traffic Jam', a Rock Band from Manipur. Sessions on the 8th will be held at Parker Hall of Woodstock School, covering topics ranging from health, fitness and veganism to managing risk in the outdoors. On the 9th, sessions will be at Hanifl Centre, where speakers will address case studies in wilderness medicine, safety recommendations from experts in the rafting and adventure travel industry, and the Indian Mountaineering Foundation.


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4:45 pm - Festival opening at Parker Hall followed by screening of selected films from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation Mountain Film Festival 2019

6:00 pm Dinner – Quad dining hall + Food Stalls in the Quad area

7:00 pm - Live Music at the Win Mumby Gymnasium: Traffic Jam, a Rock Band from Manipur and Ady Manral from Woodstock School

9:00 am - Welcome: K. Krishnan Kutty, Festival Director

9:05 am - Opening remarks: Dr. Jonathan Long, Principal Woodstock School

9:10 am - Priming for Climbing Big, Light & Fast - Prerna Dangi

9:50 am - Should safety be first in Wilderness Activities - Keynote speaker: Dr. Seth Hawkins

10:50 am - Felicitation of Distinguished Guest - Tine Mena (Everester) from Arunachal Pradesh introduced by Shikha Tripathi

11:00 am - Q & A with Tine Mena and Shikha Tripathi

11:10 am - TEA BREAK – Flagpole area

11:25 am - Live demonstration: First Aid Scenario at Flag Pole area - Hanifl staff

12:25 pm - LUNCH – Quad dining room

1:45pm - Outdoor Education at Chadwick School in South Korea: Finding a Sense of Place - Stuart Slay

2:30 pm - Finding your own Everest: The story of a Vegan Mountaineer - Kuntal Joisher

3:15 pm - Outdoor Education at Woodstock School - Woodstock students

4:00 pm - Tea – Quad dining room. End of Day 2.

11:00 am, 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm - Climbing Workshop - Sandeep Kumar Maity

9:30 am - Seven Sigma: Managing Risk and Operational Excellence in Adventure Operations - Ajeet Bajaj

10:15 am - Enterprise Risk Management for the Outdoor & Adventure Industry of India - Mark Vermeal

11:00 am - TEA BREAK – Hanifl Centre dining room

11:15 am - River Running: Safety and Accident Prevention - Vaibhav Kala

12:00 pm - Risk Management in the Indian Himalaya - Maninder Kohli

12:45 pm - LUNCH – Hanifl Centre dining room

1:30 pm - Kurt Hahn: No risk, no learn! - Dr. Jonathan Long

2:15 pm - Case studies in Wilderness Medicine - Dave McEvoy

3:00 pm - Panel discussion - moderated by Wg Cdr Amit Chowdhury - Dave McEvoy, Mark Vermeal, Maninder Kohli, Shantanu Pandit

3:45 pm - TEA BREAK – Hanifl Centre dining room

4:00 pm - Festival concludes

Course Fee - Rs. 5,625/- (inclusive of GST); for further details click here

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Do you like to hike, explore the mountains,
Are you in love with the Himalaya

If yes! Then, join us from March 7th to 9th for Mussoorie Mountain Festival by Hanifl Centre at Woodstock School, Mussoorie

Hanifl Centre Presents

Mussoorie Mountain Festival

7th to 9th March 2019
at Woodstock School

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