ADVENTURE TRIPS & MOUNTAINERING EXPEDITION
Adventure tourism, involves exploration or travel with perceived (and possibly actual) risk, and potentially requiring specialized skills and physical exertion. Adventure tourism is rapidly growing in popularity, in contemporary times. It can be expressed as a physical activity, a cultural exchange or interaction and engagement with nature.
Adventure tourists may be motivated to achieve mental states characterized as rush or flow, resulting from stepping outside of their comfort zone. This may include activities such as mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, mountain biking, rafting, zip-lining, paragliding, and rock climbing. In this type of tours our cadets are exposed to learn Global Positioning Systems, flash packing, and photography.
Col Vijay Rana, Principal Sainik School Kunjpuraflagged off a 51-member All India Sainik Schools, Mountaineering Expedition team comprising of forty eight students and three staff members toShitidhar Peak (17348 Feet) in Manali region of Himachal Pradesh from Sainik School Kunjpura, Karnal on 21Sept 2022. On the occasion, Col Vijay Rana, Principal,Sainik School Kunjpura apprised the audienceabout various adventure activities that form an integral part of the power packed training imparted to the students at the school. The expedition has been organized at the behest of Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence. Sainik School Kunjpura has earlier scaled 20 peaks before this expedition and has conducted two expeditions for the boys and girl students of Haryana board schools to commemorate Golden Jubilee of Haryana State.
This year the mountaineering expedition to Shitidhar Peak will be led bySh JS GuliaandShAnuragSemwal. The expedition team will reach back after successfullyscalingon 08 October 2022. The other notable feature of the expedition is that 23 Sainik Schools are participating in the expedition. It will be helpful in inculcating a spirit of national integration and camaraderie among the boys.
Apart from this, such an expedition will also inculcate the spirit of leadership in students and bring about an awareness of keeping our mountains clean. The expedition also aims to inculcate the values of unity and integrity by bridging the cultural diversities among participating schools. Talking about other details, the Principal said that the Base Camp will be set up at a height of 13500 Ft where the students will be trained in Snow & Ice craft training like: glacier walking, step making, crevasse rescue, rescue operation, crampon walking, self arrest, front point climbing etc. In all, three camps will be set up before the final assault on the Peak.
The expedition team consists of two cadets from eachSainik School spread all over the country with four cadets participating from the organizing schooli.e. Sainik School Kunjpura. The participating cadets are from the following schools:-Sainik School Amravatinagar (Tamil Naidu),Sainik School Ambikapur (Chhatisgarh), Sainik School Balachadi (Gujarat), Sainik School Bijapur (Karnataka),Sainik School Chanderpur(Maharashtra), Sainik School Ghorakhal (Uttrakhand), Sainik School Goalpara (Assam), Sainik School Gopalganj (Bihar),Sainik School Kapurthala (Punjab), Sainik School Korukonda (Andhra Pradesh), Sainik School Kodagu (Karnataka), Sainik School Kazakootam (Kerala), Sainik School Nalanda (Bihar), Sainik School Nagrota (Jammu and Kashmir), Sainik School Purulia (West Bengal), Sainik School Punglwa (Nagaland), Sainik School Rewa (Madhya Pradesh), Sainik School Satara (Maharashtra), Sainik School SujanpurTira (Himachal Pradesh),Sainik School Rewari (Haryana), Sainik School Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), Sainik School Tiliya (Jharkhand)andthe host school i.e. Sainik School Kunjpura (Haryana).
Sport Climbing Competition
1) 22nd North Zone Sport Climbing Competition was organized from 14 Oct to 17 Oct 2016. Sainik School Kunjpura represented Haryana State in the Competition. 18 students participated in the competition from Sainik School Kunjpura and won 03 Gold 02 Silver & 06 Bronze medals. Seven students of the school were selected for Nationals to be held at Bangalore from 17-20 Dec 2016.
2) 07 Cadets of the School participated in 22nd National Sports Climbing Championship held at Bangalore from 17-19 Dec 2016. Cadet Karan Singh got Gold medal in Lead Climbing in Sub-Junior Category, he is selected for Asian Climbing Games, Cadet Govind bagged Bronze medal in Bouldering Competition in Junior Category.