How do I start a Career in Mountaineering?

How do I start a Career in Mountaineering?

There are many nuances of a Career in Mountaineering. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Mountaineering actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Mountaineering. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in Mountaineering, I came across this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161130-0001/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Mountaineering/hindi 

Shashi Bahuguna's overview!
With 14 years & 3 months of professional experience, Shashi Bahuguna understands Mountaineering. Shashi Bahuguna has worked in Mountaineering as Mountaineer in Bohemian Adventure. In Shashi Bahuguna's own words, this is how Shashi Bahuguna got into Mountaineering: "I started trekking with my husband in 2004 and enjoyed it thoroughly. After doing several high and low attitude treks I decided to take it seriously. I did all my courses like basic, advance, search and rescue from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and also worked with several adventure companies." Shashi Bahuguna has a profile in a very interesting format on: https://www.lifepage.in/page/shashibahuguna 

Career Video on Mountaineering
In a video, Shashi Bahuguna has talked about various aspects of a Career in Mountaineering. Shashi Bahuguna started by explaining Mountaineering as: "Mountaineering is an art of climbing a mountain using different skills like endurance of walking, rock climbing, snow craft and ice craft." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.


We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Mountaineering is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Mountaineering. Shashi Bahuguna touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Physics and Maths

Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Shashi Bahuguna then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Mountaineering:

  • Physical and Mental Fitness
  • Rock Climbing and River Crossing
  • Basic Cooking
  • Survival Skills
  • Equipment Knowledge
  • Rescue Technique
  • Snow and Ice Craft

Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Shashi Bahuguna believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Mountaineering:

  • Close to Nature
  • Learning Process
  • Monetary Potential
  • Physical and Mental Agility
  • Adventurous Life

There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Shashi Bahuguna believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Mountaineering:

  • High Risk
  • Physically Fit
  • Unhygienic Living Conditions
  • Presence of Mind
  • Physical Injuries


In the final section of the video Shashi Bahuguna talks about How a day goes in a Career in Mountaineering. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Mountaineering, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20161130-0001 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage
I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170606-0002/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Adventure-Tourism/english

  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170915-0005/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Mountaineering/hindi

  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170805-0002/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Outdoor-Activity/english

  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171031-0001/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Bike-Touring/english

  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170801-0002/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Rock-Climbing/english

  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170930-0003/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Outdoor-Activity/hindi

  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171130-0005/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Trekking/english

  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180107-0003/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Mountaineering/english

  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180101-0002/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Mountaineering/english

  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180205-0001/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Outdoor-Activity/english

  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171123-0002/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Paragliding/english

  12. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180112-0006/Others/Adventure/Career-in-Teaching-Kitesurfing/english

Career Counseling 2.0
This disposition on a Career in Mountaineering was just the starting point of my research on LifePage. LifePage has made a science of Career Counseling. Its awareness focussed approach is much more practical and action-oriented rather than absolutely any other Career platform. I suggest you learn more about them on: https://www.lifepage.in