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Adventure Sports

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Adventure Sports involves activities which are unusual, risky and exciting as well. An adventure sport is bold undertaking which involves hazardous action and whose outcome is uncertain. Adventure Sport comprises a very range of activities. Mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, river rafting, kayaking, etc, are some popular adventure sports. Adventure Sports are undertaken at various places depending on the nature of the topography and the weather conditions. Activities like mountaineering, trekking, hiking, camping and rock climbing are undertaken in hilly and mountainous areas. Parachuting, parasailing and gliding off the top of high mountains are other sports activities carried on in these areas. On snow-covered mountains, it is possible to carry out activities like skiing and sledging. So this career is very challenging for a job.

- Shubhanshu Prakash Singh

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Basic education is sufficient in order to get into the field of Adventure Sports. However, one would be at an advantage with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under one’s belt if one wants to move into [pic]managerial areas of work in Adventure Sports. A Bachelor’s degree is also required if one want to work for publicity for Adventure Sports or a Liaison Officer in travel and tourism agency. Proficiency in one or more foreign languages is required in order to deal with foreign tourists who are visiting India in droves. There are constraints relating to age in order to purse so Adventure Sports. For example, completion of 16 years of age is minimum eligibility criteria as far as learning hot air ballooning is concerned.

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• Balloon Club of India
8-B, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi-110002

• Himalayan River Runners
N-8 (first floor)
Green Park Main
New Delhi-110016
Website: www.hrrindia.com
E-mail: riverrun@vsnl.com

• Indian Mountaineering Foundation
6, Benito Juarez Road,
New Delhi-110021...
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