35th Basic Rock Climbing Course

To instill the spirit of adventure and to train those who are willing, South Calcutta Trekkers Association has been organizing the Basic Rock Climbing Course every year during the winter months since 1985.

These courses are usually held in the Susunia Hills of Bankura district or in the Mathaburu Hills of Purulia district in West Bengal. The age group of the participants is between 18-35 years. Generally the trainees along with the instructors reach the rock-climbing spots after an eight hour night journey by train from Kolkata. The 25-30 trainees are divided into 4-5 groups with one instructor and one co-instructor for each group.

The 4 day course introduces the trainees to the arena of rock climbing which includes basic principles of rock-climbing, holds, use of ropes and knots, crack climbing, belaying, anchoring, methods of rappelling along with different gradation of free-hand climbing. Many take to mountaineering in later times after going through the Basic Rock Climbing course from our organization.

Applicants are requested to go through the Joining Instruction thoroughly. For any doubt / query, call us or send mail to scta83@gmail.com.

Refund Policy:

  • Before 30 days - Full amount will be refunded
  • 30 days to 15 days - Rs. 250 will be deducted
  • Less than 15 days - Rs. 500 will be deducted

Important Note!

We regret to inform that all seats of 2019 course are full. However, interested candidates can still apply to register for Waiting List (No advance payment is required). Confirmation of waitlisted candidates is subject to cancellation of earlier applications. Please reach out to the contact persons mentioned below for any further queries.

2019 Course details

The team will leave Kolkata on 20th November 2019 (Wednesday) night and will return on 25th November 2019 (Monday) early morning by Chakradharpur-Howrah Passenger.

Date: 21-24 Nov 2019

Field of training: Susunia Hills

Course Fee: Rs. 2600

Age Limit: 15-35 Years


Application Form: Click Here

Joining Instructions: Click Here

Contact Persons

Sayantan Dutta | 9433645889

Koushik Das | 9748413725

Barun Mazumder | 7980142962

Indranil Sarkar | 9874245190

Bank Information

Beneficiary Name : South Calcutta Trekkers Association

Bank Name : Indian Bank, Branch: Chakraberia

A/c No: 20083133820 , A/c Type: Savings

IFSC Code: IDIB000C516