In the interest of promoting rock climbing sport and to cater the growing needs of adventure activities among the younger generation, The Tamilnadu Mountaineering Association joins hand with CLIMB-OON Sport Climbing Centre, Coimbatore in organizing A Rock Climbing and Adventure Programme at the ranges of Malaipattu, Manimangalam, Chennai. The Programme was a three-day course conducted from 18 March 2022 through 20 March 2022.
The syllabus exposed the participants to a practical knowledge and experience over rock climbing, Rappelling, Camping, Physical Fitness and much more. The sport is currently gathering momentum across youngsters as rock climbing has now been made a part of Olympics from 2020. A gathering of 20 enthusiastic and adventure seeking students participated and were mentored by professionals in the sport training and guiding them over carrying the sport as their future.
The programme had also set the stage for two new world records in the lines of the fastest 151 feet Rock Climbing and 151 feet blind fold Rappelling during the course. Two students set the records, Sahana R (13), the youngest candidate to achieve a 151 feet rock climbing in 11 minutes 18 seconds and Sharunika B (11) for a 151 feet blind fold rappelling. These records are aimed to be listed in the Unico World Record. Natural rock climbing and adventure could be the most sought out sport in the coming future and is likely to attract younger ages who seek interest in the sport.