The Fun & Thrills of Mountaineering in Kerala

By: Dev Sri

Mountaineering, otherwise known as Alpinism, is the sport, profession, or recreation of Climbing or going up mountains. It is a more challenging form of hiking; where one have to trek on higher altitudes. Although the toughest, this outdoor activity is also the most fulfilling.

There are many reasons why enthusiasts engage in mountain climbing. This sport challenges an individual's capabilities and skills; plus it is also a great way to be one with nature. Mountaineers also find Climbing as a form of relaxation and exercise. But the most common purpose of people who go on Mountaineering even when the activity can be strenuous and dangerous is the reward of having a view of the rare and wonderful sights they will savor when they reach the summit.

Mountaineering is the ultimate challenge, the trial by fire, for the spirit, the mind and the body. In trying to reach the pinnacle, one can discover the essence of one's being. Kerala has some of the finest locations in the world to thoroughly enjoying the thrills and joys of mountaineering.

Standing on the summit is only part of the total enjoyment and satisfaction that one achieves from mountaineering - and more so in the Kerala regions.

Mountaineering as a sport has history as old as the history of the evolution of human race. The adventure started when the need was felt for people who could climb difficult heights to meet people across the border for different purposes and now that difficulty is not the part of our life. Even if the nature to take risks and getting pleasure in conquering something totally unknown and unexplored still fascinates mountaineers all over.

Mountaineering in Kerala

Kerala offers a number of adventurous tourist destinations. The choice of adventure sports in Kerala is the best choice and you have a wide variety of options like camping, canoeing, kayaking, mountaineering, mountain biking, parasailing, rafting, trekking and wildlife safaris. Kerala provides mountaineering training in different destinations.

If you're fired up by the spirit of adventure, let the sparks in your heart fly in Kerala, a land blessed with lofty mist-clad peaks, crystal glaciers, rolling meadows, jagged rock faces, verdant valleys, meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls, dense forests, and hospitable people, blessed with a rich culture - a land perfect for mountaineering, trekking, and rock climbing. People seeking mountaineering in India will catch the entertainment at Kerala.

Mountaineering Seasons of Kerala

While the mountaineering season tends to be concentrated around the April-November period, a number of climbs are also attempted in winter (December-March) which, though much colder, allows for perfect climbing days.

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