Adventure bodies condole death of two climbers

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/9/2018 12:24:42 AM

JAMMU, Sep 8: In a joint condolence meeting held here today the members of different adventure organizations including J&K Ski & Mountaineering Association, Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir, Srinagar District Winter Games Association, Cliffhangers, Highland Excursions, Highland Journeys, Adventure Call, Kashmir adventures, Snowman Expeditions, Mountain Magic and Winter Games Association of J&K expressed their deep grief and sorrow for the tragic death of two young promising climbers, Adil Shah (Engineer) and Naveed Jeelani (KAS officer) during their climbing expedition to Kashmir’s highest peak, Mount Kolahoi in Lidder valley of South Kashmir yesterday.
The meeting was presided over by Muhammad Yusuf, President JKSMA. In his message Rauf Tramboo, President ATOAK has felt Very sad for their tragic death and prayed for the eternal peace to the departed souls and strength to all family members to bear the irreparable loss. Rauf is presently in Jammu attending a Seminar on Adventure Tourism at Jammu University.
The members present in the meeting expressed their shock to hear about this sad incident in which we have lost two precious lives while climbing Mt Kolahoi, Both of them were very bright adventurists and were contributing immensely to adventure sports and recreation tourism. Their death is not only a loss to their families but to entire adventure sports fraternity especially to all the members of the JKMHC and Alpine Adventurers Club.
At this hour of grief and sorrow we stand in solidarity with the families of deceased, the statement read. The meeting also expressed its sympathy with Hazik who is critically injured. Hakeem Mohamad Yousuf said that ATOAK, Pahalgam Chapter has also rushed its team for rescue and evacuation.



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