The OSD for this institute is Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu , who is leading the administration and designing the outdoor programs .
She has over 20 years of experience in adventure and outdoor education . She did all her mountaineering training from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute , Darjeeling . Subsequently she trained in National Outdoor Leadership School , USA and worked there too . NOLS is considered a leader in Outdoor Education . She has worked in many other Adventure outfits based in India and abroad .
It is her unquenchable quest for adventure and outdoor education that has brought her to PNSSMTI . She wants to impart her valuable experience to those who come here to train and be trained .
She has climed in many parts of the Himalayas – Ladhak , Uttarakhand , Himachal Pradesh , Sikkim .
Among the peaks she has climbed are Gangotri 1 , Fluted Peak , Unnamed and unclimbed peaks in Uttarakhand , First Ascent of Argan Kangri , Sri Kailash , Phawararang , Phalut , Frey Peak etc.
She has cycled from Calcutta to Kanyakumari
She is the First Indian woman to ski from the coast of Antarctica to South Pole covering a distance of 900 kms and taking 38 days .
For her accomplishments she has been awarded the “Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award “ in 2010 by the President of India .