Vineel Kanth – Instructor Profile

vineel kanth skiis and snow
Skiis and snow

Preferred / Nick Name : Vinu / Vineel

Role(s) at BASCOOL : Explorer & Instructor

Intro : An adventure enthusiast, serving in Indian AirForce as a Flight Engineer. Likes to travel a lot and explore new places.

Activities :
Squash
Mountaineering
Skiing
Paratrooping
Climbing
Cycling

Who Am I?

Vineel calls coastal Andhra Pradesh his home. He has had quite an unusual professional journey. It is both interesting and extremely motivating. As most young boys in India who take up engineering he did the same too but then made a conscious switch from Civil Engineering to that of joining the Defence Forces. What is not surprising is that he is the fourth generation in his family to join the Defence Forces. He currently works as a Flight Engineer. His career has allowed him the opportunity to travel to almost all of India. He attributes this good fortune to his job. This constant travel, also gave rise to the adventure bug in him and he decided to pursue the Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling, which then led him to pursue the Advanced Mountaineering Course from Abvimas Manali. His interests don’t just lie in Mountaineering, but he is also trained in Skiing from  IISM Gulmarg.

vineel kanth cycling
Vineel Kanth – X-country cycling

Vineel believes in constantly learning and upping his skills and so he also decided to be a paratrooper and got himself trained at Agra. He gets his dose of adventure via the various expeditions he has been part of such as the cycling expedition in Himalayas near Manali, and numerous other peaks he has bagged. We at BASCOOL are glad to have Vineel as one of our instructors. We hope he keeps the flame of adventure alive and continues this journey.

Certifications

  • Basic Mountaineering Course from HMI, Darjeeling
  • Advance Mountaineering Course from ABVIMAS, Manali
  • Paratrooper Training School, Agra
vineel kanth climbing caving ladder
Climbing a caving ladder

Certifications from BASCOOL

Exploration(s) with BASCOOL

  • Wayanad, Kerala
  • Madhugiri Fort
  • Uttaribetta Fort

Achievements:

Successful Alpine-style Summits
Mt. Friendship Peak (twice)

Alpine-style Summit Attempts
Mt. Deo Tibba
Mt. Hanuman Tibba

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