J&K Adventure Sports Club (JKASC) organized snow-trek to Srinagar’s highest peak Mahadev on Thursday.
The three member team undertook this arduous trek and completed it in 14 hours after negotiating the track filled with full of snow.
The trekkers started at 6 am at Dara and reached Lidwas at 10:10 am where they took meals and headed for onward journey to Mahadev peak. They climbed the first peak at 2:30 pm and then scaled another peak which stands at 3,966 m altitude.
The members also did snowshoeing while returning back from the peak.
The trek was organized to provide an opportunity to Valley’s top athletes MuzamilHussain Mir and Shah Suhail to develop stamina, leg strength, core stability and to prepare them for the upcoming road race and marathon competitions.
Muzamil Mir said they have to do strenuous cross-training exercises to make muscles strong for the competitions.
“As the spring has already set in, there will be a lot of athletic competitions at the college and the university levels for which we are preparing. The J&KASC is the right platform for athletes to develop their muscle strength. We also go for short sky running on Zabarwan hills to ramp up our speed,” said Muzamil.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the J&KASC thanked the tourism department Kashmir for facilitating them with snowshoes for this trek, which made the climb of the steep slopes on snow easier.
The J&KASC will also organise over 30 km sky running from Burzahama to AstanMarg top from where the athletes will take mountain trail to reach TakyaSangrishi in Khimber Village and return back to Burzahama to complete the circuit.