MOTHER Course ( Master of the Hills & ER )


MOTHER Course is the Swiss army knife of adventure courses because this course teaches a wide range of adventure activities and sports in bootcamp style.  It consists of route finding, map reading, navigation, rappelling, advanced rappelling, anchoring, belaying, team dynamics, Basic Life Support (BLS), Emergency Response (ER), trekking, backpacking, primitive camping, and basic astronomy. This course also imparts the skills necessary to be an expert adventurer.


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What is this MOTHER Course?

This is a 10-day residential course that will be held at Bangalore Adventure School’s outdoor site. Qualified instructors and Bangalore Adventure School staff will be present at all times during the course. If you choose to stay 4 extra days then you have the option to graduate as a Trek Leader. For details of the Trek Leader course , visit this page. Stay, food and local transportation will be provided.

For a list of Frequently asked questions on the MOTHER Course, please visit this FAQs page on MOTHER Course.

What is Included?

  1. Full Canyoning Course (Level 1, 2, 3)
  2. Intro to Caving – 2 caving trips
  3. One Canyon trip
  4. One Backapacking trip
  5. Three Hiking trips
  6. Meteor Shower Watching
  7. Basic Astronomy
  8. Stay for 10 days
  9. Food for 10 days
  10. Local transportation
  11. All gear required – Helmets, Harness, Ropes, Descenders


Day # Date Subjects / Contents / Syllabus
1 Day – 1 Orientation
Course Expectation Setting
10 Essentials to be an Explorer ( 2 hrs)
2 Day – 2 Simple hike – H1
Simple Caving – C1
Route Recording
Injury Prevention for outdoor sports
3 Day – 3 Rappelling, Belaying, Advanced Rappelling
Intro to Knots
4 Day – 4 Theory Day ( Rest day after 2 hikes )
Theory T2 – Navigation, Map Reading
Intro to adventure gear
5 Day – 5 Trek – H2
Intermediate Caving – C1
Theory T1 – How to prepare for a trek ( 2 hrs )
Route finding for Explorations
6 Day – 6 Anchor building
7 Day – 7 Mastering the vertical world
Tall rappels or a technical canyon
8 Day – 8 2 Days backpacking – Day 1
Basic Astronomy
Basic Celestial Navigation – using Stars & Constellations
Watching Draconids Meteor Shower
9 Day – 9 2 Days backpacking – Day 2
Wilderness First Aid – Basic Life Support
10 Day – 10 Evaluation – MOTHER Course
Graduation ceremony – MOTHER Course

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Related pages

Please visit the following pages

  1. What are Bootcamps
  2. FAQs on MOTHER Course
  3. Trek Leader Course
  4. Wilderness Trekking Course
  5. Canyoning Trainings by BASCOOL
  6. Caving Trainings by BASCOOL

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