Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tribal youths to climb Himalayas

It will be lifetime memorable for tribal youths who are gearing to climb Himalaya. The team comprising of ten girls and ten boys from different tribal communities of Nagarhole, Bandipur regions are all set to climb a 14,200 feet peak in Parvati Range at Kullu Manali region in Himachal Pradesh. They will be leaving city on April 25.

International Academy of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (IAMAS) has launched the programme under the theme 'Udaan-2013'. Thy youth will ascend popular 'Sar Pass' on May 10, which is at an altitude of 14,200 feet in the Pin Parati Range and return on Mary 16.  

The youth have undergone training at various places like Chamundi hills, forests ranges, apart from classes on flora fauna. The team will pass through various camps before their summit, such as Grahan, Ming Thatch, Padari, Biskeri, Bhandak thatch and will culminate the trek at Barsheni Road.

They will be visiting Indian Military Academy and museums in Dehradun and will take part in river rafting in ganges which is being organised by Ravers Expedition. On e-route they will be visiting various historical places like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mathura, Parliament, Red Fort, Golden Temple, Jallianwallah Bagh, Wagh Border, Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, ForestResearch Museum, Haridwar, Rishikesh.

Addressing the media persons here on Tuesday, Programme co-ordinator N Shankara Subramanyan said that the budget for the expeditions is about Rs 9 lakhs, which is being contributed by adventure enthusiast.

The team consists of four teachers from Viveka Tribal Centre for learning, HD Kote Taluk. The project is led by N Shankara Subramanyan, T Rajeev, Shrisha Bhat, Mahaveera, Vinay Singh, Master KM Karthik and Lakshman Raju.

The event has been organised to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and Diamond Jubilee celebrations of first ascent on the Everest on May 29 by Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.

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