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243/2B/1, A.P.C. Road
Block - A, Flat - 4D
Kolkata - 700006, West Bengal, India
(Beside : Bangiya Sahitya Parishad)
Phone: 09330942814 / 09831725464
E-mail: kolkatatrekkersyouth@gmail.com

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PINNACLE

(Bi-ennial News-Letter of Kolkata Trekkers Youth)

Our news letter 'Pinnacle' was 1st published in July, 2002. Life Member Sri Prasun Sinha named this and was also the editor. We publish this every two years. To commemorate to Santi Sekhar Bose, we published our 8th issue on 4th February, 2017.

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Our news letter 'Pinnacle' was 1st published in July, 2002.

 

KAMET

(An Official Organ of Kolkata Trekkers Youth)

Mt. Kamet is the 4th highest peak in the Garhwal Himalaya at an altitude 25,447 fts. Eminent mountaineer Sukhendu Mukherjee, whose dreamchild is our club got lost for ever after reaching summit in 1984.

To immortalize his memory we named our official organ 'Kamet'. Our first issue was published in 24th Feb, 1986 at Yuba Kendra, Moulali, Kolkata and till Sept. 2001 (17th Issue) as Annual Issue. Then onwards it became a bi-ennial issue till date.

Our 24th issue (2014-15) is 'Tenzing Norgay Issue'. Shri Partha Mukherjee, son of Late Sukhendu Mukherjee officially released on 30th March 2016. From our earlier issues, Desert Trek issue, Rock Climbing issue, Club's Address issue, Sport Climbing issue, Ladies Adventure issue, River Side trek issue, Mountain Accident issue, Sukhendu Mukherjee's Diary issue, Adventure Fun issue, Mountain Friend issue, Map Reading Issue etc. are popular with our readers / patrons.

 

AUDIO-VISUAL WORKSHOP ON MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

The above named a one day Mountain Photography Workshop was organised on 20/7/2003 at Ishapore Police Outpost Campus.

Sri Subhomoy Mitra, Sri Samarendra Nath Dhar, Sri Rathin Chakraborty & Sri Ratanlal Biswas were the instructors there.

It was attended by members and individuals from different clubs.

 

HIMALAYAN / MOUNTAIN / ECO. QUIZ CONTEST

To make the people were interested in nature and adventure we started organising Himalayan Quiz / Eco Quiz or Mountain Quiz Competition.

Various organisation and individual participated in these competition.

To make this a success the contribution of Sri Maloy Kumar Ghosal, Sri Prasun Sinha, Sri Ratanlal Biswas & Smt. Dipali Sinha are invaluable.

We were able to hold 5 (five) such competition so far.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

To encourage and promote budding photographers of our club and other organisation we organised a day long digital photography exhibition at Paschimbanga Bangla Academy Hall, Kolkata on 19.12.2010 a total of 13 movies were shown. The duration of each show was 20 minute.

All the photographers/directors were individualy introduced and presented a mementoes from our club.

A Special thanks to Sri Debi Prasad Das who also named this programme 'ANNYA CHOKE'.

 

TRAM YATRA

To commemorate our Silver Jubilee Year and also to make 25th year memorable were planned an unique celebration.

On 4th Feb. 2010 we hired a 'Sundari Tram' for the whole day tour around the Kolkata City. We intended to make people aware and highlighted about the 'Global Warning' and the 50 years. of mountaineering in West Bengal.

We had both Veterans and current generation/adventures & mountaineers with us all through the day. Our tram ride started from Galif Street Tram Depo and concluded the journey at Shyambazar Tram Depo..

The tableau was decked up by colourful flags, ballons, posters, lights & flowers. At different junction we distributed leaflets and appealed to the people to help protect the environment.

Sri Manoj Kumar Roy was incharge of the whole programme. We are grateful to CTC and Kolkata Police for helping us to make this a success.

 

MAP READING

Map reading skills are invaluable to a mountaineer. There were indoor camp and lessons as apart of other programmes.

We are the first to take it outdoor (open air) in Bero Hills in Purulia District, WB under the guidence of Dr. Tridib Kumar Basu.

We had invited member of other organisation to join us. It was organised from 6th-8th February, 2012.

 

SURVIVAL CAMP

On the request of one of the patron of our club 'ITC Ltd', Munger, Bihar, we started organising 'Survival Camp's for ITC Ltd's staffs & their sons/daughters/wards in the early nineties.

This was held 2 or 3 times in a year in Jharkhand and Bihar for 3 days.

In these camps the trainees learnt how to make temporary night shelter, cook food without utensils, hazard rescue, disaster management, basic first-aid, fire lighting skills, staying in the open air at night etc.

For organising these camps we are grateful to Sri Ajoy Kumar Singh, Sri Manas Chakrabarty, Sri Somnath Guin among other.

 

SUNDARBAN EXPLORATION CAMP

From the inception of our club we have regularly organized exploration camps to the core areas & buffer areas among other places.

During our camps we have entered using the different gateways i.e. Hasnabad (via Bangladesh border), Canning, Golabari, Dabu etc.

It was not only about tiger or crocodile sighting but gaining a knowledge about flora and fauna and numerous variety birds and wildlife present.

We used boats or launches in our journey or educational tour/camps. It covered everything from Sundarban--- wild-life, natural beauty, folk music and dance, banadevi related jatra etc.

Apart from above meet with the local fishermen & honey collectors and learnt the history and geographic importance of the area.

We especially thank to Sri Pranab Kumar Mitra for organize the such kind of said programme.

 

CHHOBIR DESHE

A still photography exhibition was organised at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshashala, kolkata on 4th, 5th & 6th August, 2013 from 2pm.-8pm daily. A total of 69th still photos on varied subjects exhibited by both the new and old hands were potrayed. Chhobir Deshe was organised by Kolkata Trekkers Youth. Eminent Trekker/Photographer/Writer Sri Ratan Lal Biswas inaugurated this exhibition. The following are names of the members whose photos were exhibited :- Ashim Kumar Ghosh Chowdhury, Indranil Kumar, Molay Roy, Manoj Kumar Roy, Nilotpal Roy, Samiran Chakrabarti, Probodh Ganguly, Spandan Kumar Malik, Achintya Kumar Mondal, Jyostna Mondal, Rupayan Chatterjee, Ratan Das & Sucharita Dhara.

 

BIRD WATCHING CAMP

Our club held its 1st Bird Watching Camp in Mangalajodi, Khurda, Odisha from 21st to 23rd November, 2014. An advance team arrived at Mangalajodi on 19th November, 2014 and arrived at Sri Sri Mahabir Pakshi Surakha Samiti's office. On 21st November, 2014 at 09.00 hrs. 14 campers arrived. At 10.15 hrs. Sri Nanda Kishore Bhujwal the founder of SSMPSS inaugurated our camp. Everyday they took 3/4 boats and went out to watch and documents birds. On the every day evening they made a check list of birds and on find day it showed they saw around 83 species and sub-species of birds. In the evening there were audio visual classes on birds. As per the census of Odisha's Forest Dept. one can see around 282different species of birds. This programme would have been impossible to conduct without the help of SSMPSS and NGO-'Wild Odisha'. The camp was closed by Sri Madhab Behera, the Secretary of SSMPSS. The team returned to Kolkata on the 24th of November, 2014. The camp was conducted under the leadership of Sri Samiran Chakrabarti.