Rope4 Outdoor Education celebrated “Mission Himalaya 2018 Best Three Announcement” ceremony on April 27, 2018, at the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation. Mission Himalaya 2018, an initiative of Rope4, was for the young people of Bangladesh to help them discover their hidden strengths.
Rope4 is a platform where one can learn about and share knowledge on outdoor activities. The initiative facilitates trainings and workshops on adventurous activities, team building, survival camping, mountaineering expeditions and more. The mission of Rope4 is to contribute to the development of the youth by introducing them to and educating them on positive and adventurous outdoor activities.
Mission Himalaya 2018 organised three workshops on mountaineering where a total of 60 individuals participated. They were trained on basic terminologies of mountaineering, introduced to mountaineering gears and were taught essential rope knots.
Next, 25 participants qualified through for the three-day-long 'Preparation for the Expedition' training camp held at the Hazarikhil Wildlife Sanctuary, Chattogram. Essential knots for anchoring, rappelling, jumaring, stream crossing and rescue process were a few of the many skills taught in the camp. In addition, tree adventure activity, team building activities and regular physical exercises were conducted.
Finally, judging the overall performances, three best performers were awarded with a chance to visit Nepal in September for an expedition.
Mir Shamsul Alam Baboo, a certified mountaineering trainer in Bangladesh, was present in the award ceremony and appreciated Rope4 for their Mission Himalaya 2018 initiative. Mujibur Rahman, Director, Bangladesh Diving Instructor World Association and Scuba Diving Instructor, was also present and shared his thought about the adventure.
The founders of Rope4 wish to continue this mission in coming years, and be a contributory entity in Bangladesh’s adventure sector and inspire young people for a better and healthy lifestyle through mountaineering.