GUWAHATI, Dec 27 � The 3-day 44th Rock Climbing Course and 23rd Children Adventure Orientation Camp which started on December 22 in the RK Bhuyan Memorial Rockfield here concluded on December 25 at Basistha Ashram.
During the existence of last 40 years, Assam Mountaineering Association (AMA) has trained more than 5000 people, both male and female, from all over the NE region in different disciplines of adventure activities. This course is an introduction to basics of mountaineering includes trekking, climbing, repelling, along with the water sports activities like rafting and kayaking. This course also aims to inculcate self-reliance and independence amongst the youngsters by bringing them to closer to nature.
During three days programme more than 70 budding mountaineers participated in the camp. This programme was also attended by Kunzang Gyasta Bhuttia who had successfully climbed the peak of Mt Everest in 2008. His presence encouraged the budding climbers. The Demonstration Day of the training programme were graced by Sports Minister Ajit Singh, Principle CCF LR Bishnoy, Sr Manager (HRD) of NRL PK Sarmah and Chief Advisor of AMA and writer PK Mahanta. In the function three senior most Mountaineers of AMA Parbati Prasad Gautam, Subodh Dutta, Pranab Kr Das who were the first team members of Bethartoli Expedition in 1969 were honoured.