Teens plan Everest climb

Teens plan Everest climb

A team of six students from Sanawar St Lawrance School will climb Mt Everest, the highest peak @ 29,035 ftA A team of six students will scale Mt...

A team of six students from Sanawar St Lawrance School will climb Mt Everest, the highest peak @ 29,035 ftA A team of six students will scale Mt Everest, the world's highest peak under a project 'Teens Tame Everest'. The team includes Hakikat Singh Grewal, Guribadat Singh, Prithvi Singh, Ajay Sohal, Shubham and Fateh Singh from Sanawar St Lawrance School, Chandigarh. The team of teens has undergone a five-month extensive training in all formats of stamina build-up, fitness as well as adventure sports to equip them to cope up with the hard tenure at Mt Everest. Spanning between September 2012 to January 2013, students were trained on various aspects including mountaineering training at HMI, Darjeeling, muscle build-up and strengthening exercises, weight training as well as 1000 kms of cycling on various terrains in Thar Desert.
Students will further be trained on cross training, endurance and ten day high altitude winter-training cum acclimatization trek at Khardungla, Ladakh. After return, the students will undergo training for fat reserve build up along with their academic examination in March. The project is sponsored by Woodland, an outdoor adventure gear brand, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mt Everest treks. Announcing the team Harkirat Singh, Managing Director, Woodland said, "We have always supported outdoor and adventure sports in the country be it an expedition to Arctic, Antarctic, Mt Everest. Last year, we had sent Loveraj Singh Dharamshaktu to Mt Everest under our project 'ProPlanet Climbs Everest' which made him country's first Indian to climb Mt. Everest for the fourth time. This particular project 'Teens Tame Everest' is a step ahead of our aim of promoting outdoors in the country though this one is very special to us since we intend to send our youngest ambassadors on an expedition to Mt Everest for a world record. We are very delighted to back this historic project, which will help the world of adventure and inspire more youngsters to connect with outdoor spaces. We also acknowledge efforts of expedition leader Col. Rana to get the boys geared up for the expedition." The teens comprising four members is proposed for a flag-off from India on April 5 from Delhi and is set to make a world record of being world's first school students' team to climb Mt. Everest. All the students have basic and advanced mountaineering course from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling.
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