The Telegraph
Sunday , April 27 , 2014
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Learn sport climbing this summer vacation

- TSAF to conduct training camp in May

Jamshedpur, April 26: Steel city schoolgoers can look forward to learning sport climbing skills this summer vacation.

Tata Steel Adventure Foundation is gearing up to organise a summer training camp for the sport at JRD Tata Sports Complex.

While the first leg of the camp will be held from May 10-19, the second will be conducted from May 21-30.

The 50-ft artificial will be used for the training, which the adventure outfit is conducting for the first time.

TSAF secretary P.P. Kapadia said the camp was aimed at providing children with an opportunity to learn an exciting sport. “Climbing also contributes to a child’s development as it helps them in understanding how far they can push their bodies. The sport offers infinite variety and possibilities and is very enjoyable,” he added.

The training will be conducted from 6am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm. Enrolment fee is Rs 250 per head.

A maximum of 20 participants will be trained in each leg of the camp.

Those who complete the 10-day training programme successfully will be given certificates.

TSAF sources said the students would be enrolled on first-come-first-serve basis. They can register by submitting the application form and the enrolment fee at TSAF office between 9am and 5pm or mail at

Last date for registration is May 2.

Interested person can also contact Deepankar Banerjee (0657-2645189/8804763510).

TSAF had conducted its maiden sport climbing competition for school students in January.

Seventy participants, including girls, were part of the exercise.

The participants had thoroughly enjoyed their stint on the wall. While some had managed to scale 50 feet, others could not reach over 25-30 feet.