Hyderabad: Instilling a sense of confidence among the differently-abled with the theme ‘adventure for everyone’, Boots and Crampons Academy has initiated a programme named ‘Ignite’ in Ashray Akruthi Organisation in the city.
It teaches life skills in adventure activities and they later train the interested candidates in life skills and mountaineering. “Through the programme, we want to encourage the differently-abled and show that they are no less,” said Ram Prathap of Boots and Crampons Academy.
The representatives from the academy demonstrated adventure activities at the venue to make the differently abled realise their potential in extreme sports and empower them.
This programme was first conducted at Devnar School of Blind and now it is the second such programme at Ashray Akruti where there are around 200 speech- and hearing-impaired students. Out of 200, around 140 students took part in the event.The academy claims that they are the only one in India to start a programme of this kind that encourages children to participate in adventurous sports.
Boots and Crampons train hundreds of trekking enthusiasts every year and has many records to its name. The latest one was leading a successful expedition to Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia. The team of seven which scaled the peak includes a triple amputee from Hyderabad who is the first triple amputee from India to reach the summit.