Do your rock-climbing by the sea, thanks to a new wall by Adventure n Nature
Twelve-year-old Adventure n Nature is on a mission to bring outdoor activities to the heart of the city. Their wall in The Royal Madras Yacht Club stands 30 feet tall and is a few metres away from the point where the Cooum joins the ocean. The sea-facing wall makes for a great workout for your brawn and your brain, as there is more than one route to the top. Dipankar Ghose, director of Adventure n Nature, says that Delhi-based expert Mohit Oberoi (who has built similar walls for defence establishments), is the architect behind the project. Safety features include helmets and a full check of the harness, ropes, etc, before each climb. They have already been getting enquiries from trekking clubs and hope to attract families, corporates and students too. On weekends, at Rs. 150 for two climbs. Details: 9940355521
“From April, we will have summer camps consisting of aqua-terra activities, environmental studies through arts and crafts, and trips to the harbour, where eight to 16-year-olds will learn to sail on wind-powered boats,” says Ghose. ‘Dairiyam,’ a new concept for outdoor learning and leadership, is being targetted at schools and colleges. And in June, they will be tying up with the Coast Guard and The Royal Madras Yacht Club for an overnight sea expedition for corporates (for World Environment Day) where they will sail with the top brass.