A rock climbing camp at Uttarakhand
Pitaria (Uttarakhand), Jan 16 (ANI): Adventure sport has got a boost among the youngsters of Uttarakhand following the start of a ten-day camp on rock climbing started at Pitaria.
The Himalayas and the Shivalik ranges in Uttarakhand have a wide potential to promote adventure sports like rock climbing.
The State Tourism Department created a special cell to motivate the youths by organising Adventure Foundation Camp from time-to-time.
"We want to make the youths of Uttarakhand aware about these bravery sports so that in future, they can opt for these sports as a career. Therefore, we arrange training camps from time-to-time to motivate the school children as well as the college students, who are searching options for their career," said Lata Bisht, adventure sports officer, Kumaon region, Uttarakhand.
This ten-day camp is being organised from January 11 till January 20. Not just the school children, but the youths of this region also seem keen to learn the techniques of rock climbing.
"We overcome our inner fear, that's why we are here. I wanted to know how it happens and thought of my career as well. We can definitely make a career out of it," said Bakita Sharma, a trainee.
Besides rock climbing, the trainees are also being taught bouldering, grappling and long pitch climbing. They are also being trained on map reading, flora and fauna and rope tangling.
"Initially, I feared a lot of climbing these rocks. But with the help of the instructors and teachers, I have overcome this fear and feeling very relaxed now," said Gaurav, a trainee.
Students learning in this camp are taking this sport as a challenge and claim to opt it as a career in future. More than five dozens of school children and youths have taken part in this camp.
Uttarakhand has many other options for adventure sports like para gliding and river rafting. By Vipul Goel (ANI)
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