Srinagar, Sep 17: After the successful completion of national level Climbathon in Nun-Kun area, Tourism department climbers carried out the successful expeditions of Kangri summits in Leh and Mount vale head in Thajwas.
In the Climbathon, 35 climbers from across the Country and 10 from the State participated. After successfully conducting Climbathon, the group of local mountaineers where sent by Tourism Department to scale Gulap Kangri (5900 Mtrs) and Stok Kangri (6150 Mtrs). The team suramited both the peaks and have returned back. Another team summited Matho Kangri (6250 Mtrs). These mountains were climbed after a gap of three decades by the local mountaineers in the greater Himalayas (Leh), a tourism department press release said.
“The participation in Climbathon which was held in State for the first time since its inception gave a good exposure to the boys in the mountain craft. Carrying on this experience Tourism Department and J&K Mountaineering and Hiking Club provided logistic support which resulted in successful expeditions,” the statement said.
The statement said that Tourism department is committed to promote adventure and mountaineering in the Valley and in pursuance to that 10 local boys were sponsored to Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering for Basic Mountaineering Course this year. The department is also promoting adventure by printing dedicated trekking maps for trekking hubs in Kashmir, Kargil, Leh and Kishtwar. For these events Adventure Wing of department, AD Kargil and AD Leh had provided pivotal support.