Mountaineering meet set to begin from today

3-day International


Srinagar, Nov 1: With the aim to lure adventure tourists back to Valley, the three-day International Mountaineering Meet will begin at SKICC here on Friday.
 The event sponsored by J&K Tourism department will see 60 well known mountaineers of Country sharing their ideas and views about the mountaineering potential of State. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) that looks after the mountaineering in Country will be main collaborators of the three day meet.
 “In the meet we shall be showcasing mountaineering potential of the State. In our State Mountaineering has remained a forgotten sport in the backdrop of Al-Faran kidnapping case. Now as tourists have started to come back to the State we are focusing to attract adventure tourists,” said CEO Gulmarg Development Authority, Mahmood Ahmad Shah.
 “Our State has got tremendous potential in the adventure sports like mountaineering as we have got some well known peaks like, Sepu Kangri, Nun Kun, Gulan Kangri, Stok Kangri, Kolhai, Harmukh, Tatakutti, Brahma, Skill Moon and hundreds of unnamed peaks in our State which can turn out as major attraction for mountaineers from all over World,” Shah said.
 The event would be inaugurated by State Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir. Amoung others present on the occasion would be IMF President, Colonel Chohan.
 During the three day meet apart from discussions on the issues related to mountaineering in the State, the Tourism department will release a booklet of Mahmood Shah on trekking in State. During the meet a film on adventure potential of State would also be displayed.
 Pertinently two years back IMF had held its meet in Valley that helped Government to open new peaks for the mountaineers.

JKHMC Platinum Jubilee meet on Sunday
The J&K Mountaineering and Hiking Club (JKHMC) will be celebrating its platinum jubilee at SKICC on Sunday.
The JKHMC platinum jubilee meet would be held on Sunday at 2 pm. The Club has asked all its members to attend the celebration meet at SKICC.
The members of JK Mountaineering and Hiking Club have also been invited to attend the inaugural function.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 1 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 1 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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