Friday, August 2, 2019

How do you pursue a Career in Trekking?

I find a Career in Trekking very interesting. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Trekking actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Trekking. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Trekking, when I came across: 

Urgain Rangdol's perspective!

Urgain Rangdol invested 9 years & 2 months in Trekking. Urgain Rangdol has worked in Trekking as Trekker in Various Assignments. In Urgain Rangdol's own words, this is how Urgain Rangdol got into Trekking: "I did my schooling from Ladakh Boys Higher Secondary School in Ladakh. In 2010, I started my career in travel and tourism industry and have been working as a trekking guide with various tour operators." I wanted to know more about Urgain Rangdol and found this profile: 

Career Video on Trekking

In a video, Urgain Rangdol has talked about various aspects of a Career in Trekking. Urgain Rangdol started by explaining Trekking as: "Trekking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wilderness." The video gave me so much food for thought.

I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Trekking and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Trekking. Urgain Rangdol touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Outdoor Medical
  • Altitude Knowledge
  • Maps and Trails
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Culture
  • Camp Setting
  • Supplies

Urgain Rangdol then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Trekking:
  • Physical Fitness
  • Leadership Skills
  • Camp Cooking
  • Confidence
  • Survival Skills

Urgain Rangdol believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Trekking:
  • Travelling
  • Meeting New People
  • Joyful Profession
  • Physically Healthy

And, Urgain Rangdol believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Trekking:
  • Exhausting
  • Hectic Schedule
  • Away from Family
  • Limited Supplies
  • Sleepless Nights

In the final section of the video Urgain Rangdol talks about How a day goes in a Career in Trekking. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Trekking, 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: 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

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












Career Counseling 2.0

After having learnt about a Career in Trekking I was curious about LifePage. Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at: 

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