Uttarakhand becomes the rock climber’s dream destination

May 3rd, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Dehradun, May. 3 (ANI): With rock climbing gaining the stature of the state’s top outdoor activity, Uttarakhand is fast becoming the adventure sport enthusiast’s dream destination.

The Himalayas and the Shivalik ranges in Uttarakhand provide a wide opportunity of adventure sports like rock climbing.

Recently, a camp was organized by the Snot Adventure sports to motivate students in adventure sports, and also boost their confidence level.

“We have learnt many things like rappling and climbing. This helps me boost my confidence and also participated for enjoyment. I want to pursue it as my career,” said Anshuman, student.

A number of students from various states including India’s western Gujarat, Mumbai and northern Delhi participated in the seven-day camp.

“Students of the Birla School of Ranikhet and from Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi and even from South India have come here. The youngsters are curious to know what is it all about. They have come here to participate in all the activities. It will not only help them learn rock climbing but also develop their personality and confidence,” said Pravin Upreti, instructor.

Besides rock climbing, training is also being imparted in bouldering, rappling and long pitch climbing. They are also being trained in map reading.

Uttarakhand also boasts of many other options for adventure sports like para gliding and river rafting. (ANI)

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