SRINAGAR, JANUARY 3(KMW): The department of Tourism Kashmir inÂ collaboration with Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports organized day ice-climbing at Chandanwari in Pahalgam in which many trained mountaineers from Jammu and Kashmir Mountaineering and Hiking Club and Glacier Trekking, Mountaineering and Hiking Club participated.
Chief Executive Officer, Pahalgam Development Authority, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani flagged off the climbers on December 29, 2017.
Only regular climbers like Nawab Moazum Khan, Ghulam Mohammad Wani, Khursheed Beigh led by climbing instructor Juniad Beigh are making attempts to climb 60-feet ice-fall at Phrislan in Chandanwari to make it a popular activity in Kashmir and to attract adventure lovers from across globe.
Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah said that this extreme adventure sports activity has an international appeal which can attract adventure lovers from across the globe.
â€œWe have 60-feet steep ice fall at Phrislan village in Chandanwari which is an ideal spot for ice-climbing. This is a very expensive sport and mostly foreigners attempt to climb such frozen icefalls around the globe. We are making our youth especially professional climbers trained in this sport so that they can participate in future ice-climbing events,â€ said Director Tourism Kashmir. â€œWe will make this activity a regular feature in winter months.â€
He said the department started ice-climbing activity at Chandanwari which is accessible to the beginners also.
â€œThere are more ice formation