Wall climbing

ITBP organizes the first ever ice wall climbing competition

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The competition was organized in collaboration with the Ladakh Mountaineering Guide Association (LMGA).
  • More than a hundred climbers participated in the event
  • Ladakh Lieutenant Governor Radha Krishna Mathur was part of the proceedings.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) organized a ice wall climbing competition in Ladakh Sunday for the first time.

The event, organized by the ITBP North-West Frontier, saw the participation of over a hundred climbers from 13 teams.

According to reports, the competition was organized in collaboration with the Ladakh Mountaineering Guides Association (LMGA).

The ITPB shared photos from the event on Twitter.

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“Some glimpses of the Ladakh Ice Wall Climbing Competition organized for the 1st time in the country by HQrs NW Frontier ITBP, Leh. #Himveers #IceWallClimbing,” said a tweet from ITBP.

The opening ceremony of the ice wall climbing competition was held on Saturday. Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur was part of the process.

A 2-minute video, which begins with an address by Radha Krishna Mathur, showed several climbers braving freezing temperatures to scale the wall using proper equipment. The soundtrack to the 1976 film “Rocky” plays in the background.

Just a few days ago, the ITBP shared a video showing a 55-year-old commander giving people new health goals by performing 65 push-ups in one go at -30 degrees Celsius.

Commander Ratan Singh Sonal has completed training amidst an extreme winter in the Ladakh region. He was at an altitude of 17,500 feet.

ITBP shared a clip showing the workout on Twitter. They wrote: “Push-ups to icy heights…ITBP Commander Ratan Singh Sonal (55) performs over 60 push-ups at one go at 17,500 feet in minus 30 degrees Celsius in Ladakh .”

He performed 65 clean push-ups in just 1 minute and 12 seconds when temperatures dropped to -30 degrees Celsius.