Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 17: J&K State Open Sport Climbing competition which was postponed earlier will now be organized on October 23, 2019.
The competition is being organized by Tawi Trekkers J&K, the premier adventure organisation of J&K in collaboration with Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, Jammu at Tenzing Norgay Sport Climbing Wall in the school campus.
Since it is part of club’s efforts to tap the talent at the grass root level, only fresh climbers, both boys and girls, up to the age of 16 years (born in 2003 and after) are eligible to compete in the competition.
However, to strengthen the state women team, girls born in 2002 and earlier who are not zonal medallists will be allowed to participate in the competition.
The club has planned to depute the winners of this competition for participation in the forthcoming National level competitions to be organized by Indian Mountaineering Foundation North Zone Committee at different venues in the north zone.
The competition will be organized under the overall supervision of General Secretary of the club Shawetica Khajuria who is an International Judge of the game, while Abhimanyu Sherpa, Joint Secretary of the club will be the Organizing Secretary of the Competition, Manik Slathia, Shashi Kant Sharma and Ambreen Fatima, trained Belayers and Mrityunjay Sharma, an international sport climber, will be the Route Setters cum belayers of the competition.
Other technical officials include Sakshi Magotra, Deepika Dutta, both local judges, Sonam Sidharth, Vishali Sharma, Sunil Chakharia, Sourav Deep Singh and Narinder Singh, a senior mountaineer.
For further details clubs/institutions/climbers interested to participate in the competition can contact the General Secretary of the Club Shawetica Khajuria on 7006099855 or the Assistant Secretary Sakshi Magotra on 9682658009. Last date for submission of entries is October 21, 2019.