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Jan 12, 2021
7:49PM

First ever Ice climbing festival celebrated in Nubra valley

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In Leh, the first ever Ice climbing festival was celebrated in Nubra valley. The Seven Day event was organized by Nubra Adventure Club. Ice climbing is a popular winter sport abroad. Taking the cue, local adventure sports lovers have explored several ice climbing spots in Nubra valley to attract the adventure tourists to the region.

To promote winter tourism in Nubra valley, Nubra Adventure Club, with the help of Social activist Dr. Nordan Otzer, has organized the Seven Day Ice Climbing festival. Trainer Rigzin Tsewang said that Nubra has the potential to be the ice climbing capital in the Himalayas.

Time record holder of Mount Everest Hon. Capt Tsering Angchuk said such festivals would encourage the youth from Nubra to summit many un-scaled peaks in Ladakh by the locals.

The Locals are hoping that with the operation of Thoise Airport in Nubra under the UDAN scheme, the valley of sand dunes would be another destination of all seasons for the tourists and adventure sport lovers.

18 participants across Nubra valley including 4 women, have taken part in Ice climbing. All were trained in basic ice climbing skills during the festival at three locations, Podong Cake at Panamik, Artificial Glacier at Ayee Village and first ascent at " Nubra Adventure Club Crag" located near Warshi Village. Three trainers Rigzin tsewang, Tsewang Namgyal and Kran Kowshik imparted ice climbing skills. Participants were awarded certificates as well.

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