Continuing with its tryst with popularising adventure sports among students, the Department of Physical Education of Islamia College organised a trekking expedition to mount Mahadev for the staff and students of the college.
The group consisting of 29 students and 7 staff members under the supervision of Dr. Altaf ur Rehman, director physical education of the college, was flagged off by Principal of the college Prof. G.M. Tibetbkal.
While enjoying the gushing waters, flower, and fauna enrooted. After pitching the tents by the group members, the technical guide Junaid Beigh, who is a famous alpine mountaineering and trekking expert and Umar Nabi, a famed ex cyclist of the college briefed the participants about the main part of the climb.
“After spending night at Liddvass the group starts its onward march towards the snow clad bowl and the peaks of Mount Mahadev at 7:00 am sharp next dawn,” he said.
“It was mesmerising experience for fresher’s in clear weather to have a glimpse of sky touching peaks visible around and the bird’s eye view of the city of Srinagar” he said.
Accompanying college staff member Prof. Mohammad Hanif highlighted the need of such outings and environmental awareness in general and at such environmentally fragile places in particular.
Putting the words into practice, the participants assembled the scattered garbage at the summit and enrooted to the base camp. The group returned to the college by the same evening.