4 Bottlenecks Plaguing Rafting Segment in Jammu Kashmir

Despite having numerous white water rivers, rafting segment in Jammu Kashmir performs poorly.  Why? Because of the following problems: No incentives No promotion, including advertisements No technical support At the starting and ending points along the white water sections of the rivers, basic amenities are missing. For example, toilets, changing…

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4 Problems Faced by Avalanche Rescuers

Rescuing avalanche victims is not an easy job. Let’s understand why it is difficult and risky. 1. Hard Snow After an avalanche caused the havoc, the snow becomes hard, very hard, that cannot be broken easily. Special skills are required to break this hard snow. 2. Poor Communication Network In…

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44 Indian Himalayan Peaks Attempted Once in 2016

44 Indian Himalayan Peaks Attempted Once in 2016

Indian mountaineers attempted just 18.84% (52) of available mountain peaks in 2016. Out of these Indian Himalayan peaks, they attempted 84.61% (44) just once. Here is the graphic list of these peaks scattered in four Indian Himalayan states. Data Source: Indian Mountaineer, an annual publication of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation…

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What is Commercial Paragliding Fee in Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 7, 2017

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 7, 2017 talks about the commercial paragliding fee structure. Here are key points: Chief Executive Officer of Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (U.T.D.B.) with the approval of the State Government shall amend the fee as and when required. Fee structure shall be defined as…

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How to Renew Commercial Paragliding Permit in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 6, 2017 describes the process of renewing a commercial paragliding permit. Each permit holder / operator shall follow the procedure discussed in the Rule 4.1. So there is no difference between the first time permit procedure and the renewal procedure. (Rule 6.1) However,…

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