Monday, October 23, 2017

Outdoor Leadership Workshop - Oct 2017

​GHAC Outdoor Leadership Program - Basic Level 1  - 27-28-29 Oct 2017

GHAC is calling application from all outdoor enthusiasts who would like to learn outdoor leadership skills required to conduct and lead outdoor activities with GHAC. 

Planning, leading, surviving and making decisions in wilderness conditions prepares one for day to day challenges of life. Learning's in the outdoors helps one internalize and personalize the experience and take the them back to their personal and professional fronts. This is the most effective way to develop leaders.

 The program focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping and trekking experiences in the wilderness. 

This Outdoor Leadership Workshop is a highly selective process to spot and train outdoor enthusiasts to become exceptional Outdoor Leaders.

By attending this workshop, participants will get to learn 

• Define  the basics of Outdoor Leadership.
• Recognize the Safety requirements for conduct of Outdoor Events.
• Relate to the Group Behavior and Interpersonal skills required to conduct outdoor events.
• Relate to the Judgement and Decision Making Skills in the Outdoors. 
• Demonstrate  the Outdoor Safety skills required to organize and lead teams  with all safety. 
• Practice Wilderness Survival Skills, Map Reading and Navigation,  Camping Skills, Basic First Aid, Knots and Lashings. 

For Whom: Open to individuals aged 18 years and above with a passion for adventure and who want to learn Leadership,  Decision Making, Teamwork, Outdoor Skills required to lead adventure and outbound expeditions.

Prerequisites: Active Adventurers who have done 5 Local and 5 Outstation events with GHAC or other Adventure Clubs.

The Rule is relaxed for NCC Cadets with B or C certificate,  members with Basic or Advanced Mountaineering, ex-servicemen and experienced active adventure enthusiasts.

Adventure clubs and organisations working in field of outdoor education may also send their nominations if the participants qualify the prerequisites. 

How to apply: 
1) Apply at 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Outdoor Leader Graduates.

GHAC ensures safety by focusing on competency of it's outdoor leaders skills, along with standard guidelines to conduct safe outdoor events.

Trainees are given training and mentoring in outdoor skills that include, wilderness first aid, navigation, trip planning, group facilitation and wilderness survival. 

Trainees are mentored and given feedback as they work along a senior outdoor leader who ensures the trainee gets to work in real and safe environment.

It takes minimum 1 year and up to 2 years for trainees to develop and demonstrate competency in various outdoor skills  to Graduate in the Outdoor Leadership Program.

In recognition of their completion of the prerequisites and learnings to qualify as a outdoor leader with GHAC, the following trainees have graduated as Competent Outdoor Leaders - Level 1.

Diyanat Ali
Founder, GHAC

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wilderness First Aid -WFA Training

WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE - WFA was organized in Hyderabad on the 2-3-4 Dec by CELOL ( Centre for Experiential Learning and Outdoor Leadership) and GHAC in partnership with Hanifl Centre and AERIE Backcountry Medicine, USA. This course comprised of a 16-hour (WFA) module and a 4-hour Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) module and is accredited by Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) and American Heart Association (AHA).

The Wilderness First Aid certification is a mandatory qualification for anyone leading, organizing and facilitating activities in the outdoors.

The 2& ½ Day Wilderness First Aid program was held at Oakridge International School, Gachibowli on the 2-3-4 December and was attended by 25 professionals and enthusiasts from the outdoors, adventure, travel and fitness communities .

The workshop included a 20 Hour Curriculum integrating classroom instruction with scenario based learning and included the following.

Patient Assessment & Extended Care
Injury/ Illness Identification & Management, including:
Shock, Spinal, Head, Chest, Wounds, Fractures, Cold, Heat, Lightning, Altitude, Drowning, Anaphylaxis, Bites, Stings, Medical
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Emergency Response Procedures and Evacuation

Participants were given certificates after passing an evaluation demonstrating their confidence and competence in doing patient assessment in different scenarios and providing appropriate first aid as per the scope of the WFA course.

The course also focused on making improvisations in remote environments including lifting and evacuation techniques in the wilderness areas to reach out to the nearest medical care facility.

Course Facilitators were Mr. Shantanu Pandit and Mr. Akshay Shah, Instructors with NOLS, Hanifl Outdoor Centre and Woodstock School Mussoorie


CELOL (Centre for Experiential Learning and Outdoor Leadership) is a Hyderabad based initiative by Diyanat Ali, Founder Great Hyderabad Adventure Club to promote experiential learning and outdoor leadership to build a community of professionals. CELOL focuses on sharing best practices, mentor and coach aspiring trainers and leaders so that they will learn both theoretical and practical approaches for experiential and outdoor education.

The Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education and Environmental Study was initially built to extend Woodstock Schools curriculum and to provide a facility and a programme through which students can learn about the Himalaya and develop their skills and knowledge in outdoor education.

AERIE BACKCOUNTRY MEDICINE: Based in Missoula, Montana, Aerie provides wilderness and rural medical training and first aid supplies to over 2,000 students a year throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, Africa and India. Aerie is operating for 20 years with over 10,000 graduates. Aerie is unique in the wilderness medicine training world - small enough to focus on individual students and large enough to be involved in all levels of the outdoor industry and its training needs.

Contact: 9603473470