First state level Sports ClimbingCompetition concludes

Chemchey, 23 Feb: The first state level Sports Climbing Competition concluded today at the Indian

Himalayan Centre for Adventure and Eco Tourism in Chemchey, South Sikkim. A total of 109 people participated in the competition which was started with the objective of inspiring locals in the game as well

as making the people of the state aware of sports climbing, and providing employment to locals. In which speed and lead wall climbing were placed in competition Kripa Rai, a resident of Sangmoo, South

Sikkim, stood first in the open women's speed wall climbing category while Elena Lepcha, a resident of Remeng, won the lead wall climbing competition. Gangtok resident Bikas Rawat stood first in both the

open men's speed wall climbing and open lead wall climbing. Similarly, Semina Rai, a resident of

Chemchey and Radhika Rai, a student of Damthang High School won the women's junior lead wall climbing and sub-junior women's speed wall climbing, respectively. In the men's sub-junior lead wall

climbing competition, Dawa Gyalpo Tamang, a resident of Sabane village Rangpo, stood first.

It is worth mentioning that IHCAE Chemchey has produced many climbers who have made the

state proud in the country and abroad. On the last day of the two-day program, retired Secretary, Dadul Tshering Lepcha was present as the chief guest. Senior Judge, Pallav Das, a resident of Kolkata,

was the chief judge of the competition while Senior Judge, Bhaskar, a resident of Jalpaiguri, was also a judge along with officials from Chemchey. Darjeeling resident, Sami Hang Subba was the route setter. The winners were given souvenirs and certificates.