Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mountain Hard Wear Kelantan Rock Climbing Challenge 2012 - Launched on 8 Oct 2012

This event is organized by Ministry of Tourism Kelatan with the support from Tourism Malaysia Terengganu, Kesedar, Persatuan Kembara Negara and Climb Malaysia.

Date: 13 - 14 Oct 2012
Time: 9am
Venue: Taman Etnobotani, Gua Musang Kelantan
Registration fees: Open - RM40, Novis - RM35, Junior - RM25 and Closed - RM15
Cash prize: Top 5 winners
Medal: Top 5 winners
Contact: 012-202 2644
Closing date: 13 Oct 2012
Details here
Facebook here
Venue Information here

1.0         INTRODUCTION

1.1              The ‘wall climbing’ or ‘rock climbing’ activity in Malaysia is no stranger among the general population in this country and the involvement of individuals in sport climbing is increasing from time to time. But there are still people out there who have doubt about the sport climbing terminology, they would just imply how difficult it is to do such activities especially when associated with the use of the word ‘Extreme Sport’. But on the other hand, it is able to trigger positive values such as strength, patience, perseverance, diligence and high spirit in each individual soul.

1.2              Efforts from government in sport climbing activities can be seen by constructing high standard artificial climbing wall in sports complexes and the development of natural wall climbing areas were being made to help creating a new generation of positive involvement in climbing sports. But, question asked? : How much the climbing sports organizations in Malaysia can provide guidance to new classes in this sport? Basically most of the recent involvement of their interest in the sport is based on the influence of friends around them. Thus the efforts are designed to give an approach, knowledge and experience to the new generation in attracting the same interest.

·         Mountain HardWear - Kelantan Rock Climbing Challenge 2012 is a platform for the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia to promote another element among the general public and fans of extreme sports activities in particular natural and artificial wall climbers. Such event can be used as a medium to convey knowledge about sport climbing in more in depth for each individual who has interest in participating. It could attract the climbers around the country, and also climbers from all around the world can also participate. More or less it may open a new gateway in supporting economic growth through the development of the tourism sector, indirectly the event is to promote the sport of climbing in Malaysia.

2.0          OBJECTIVES

2.1              Making ‘Taman Etnobotani’ as a famous tourist attraction in Malaysia in order to fascĂ­nate more sport climber coming from within and outside the country.

2.2              To provide exposure and knowledge about sport climbing artificial walls and natural to the community, especially the parents in creating a birth of new talent in the sport this climb.

2.3              Promoting the tourism industry in Gua Musang, Kelantan which would benefit the economy of the local community.

2.4              Build and create a generation of healthy fit and disciplined with dynamic leadership.

2.5              Bridging the gap between youths from different ethnic groups in the realization of a society in the context of 1 Malaysia.

3.0.        SPONSORS
3.1              Event

3.2              Date/ Venue:

·         13 to 14 @ 20 to 21 October 2012 (Saturday – Sunday)
·         Taman Etnobotani, Gua Musang, Kelantan, MALAYSIA
3.3              Organizer
 Pejabat Kementerian Pelancongan Malaysia Negeri Kelantan

3.4              In cooperation with:

·         Tourism Malaysia
·         Kesedar
·         Persatuan Kembara Negara (PKN)
·         Climb Malaysia
3.5              Partner Sponsor

·         Mountain HardWear (Title Sponsor)
·         100 Plus
·         Nestle Cereal Fitness
·         Moola Granola Bar
·         Ideal Polarized Sunglasses
·         Verticale
·         Corezone

The rock climbing site is managed by KESEDAR and it is located 280km from Kuala Lumpur, 180km away from the Kota Bahru, Kelantan airport.

There are 30 climbing routes starting from the 5B-7A (degree of difficulty, based on French climbing grades). Climbing area is divided into five sections namely A, B, C, D, and E. This park offers basic facilities such as campsites, dormitories and chalets around the park.

Among the events are as follows:
i.                     BBQ dinner together with climbers
ii.                   Competition that includes a variety of categories
iii.                  Fun Climb - Open to the public
iv.                Tourism Quiz
v.                  Exhibition and Sale

·        Participants will be divided according to the respective category of Men's and Mixed.
·        Each group has two members, men ( 2 males ) and mixed (1 male & 1 female).
·        Top rope technique applied to all categories.
·        For the ‘novice’ category and ‘open’ they are required to bring their own hiking equipment - harness and climbing shoes.
·        Winner is calculated based on the highest cumulative scores in a timely manner.

7.0       PRIZE
 Total cash prize of RM6, 520.00, Mountain HardWear Voucher worth
RM4, 000.00 and items from the sponsors. Medals will be given to all winners.

This event has gained 85 participants from:-
i.         New and old climbers Malaysia
ii.       Recreation outreach
iii.      Associations, climbing and recreational club
iv.    IPTA and IPTS students
v.      The public

 9.0        OTHER EVENTS

9.1  Program Pelancongan Pelajar (3P) Peringkat Negeri Kelantan
·         Total of 80 students from Kelab 3P will gathered at Taman Etnobotani on 13 – 14 October 2012

9.2  Media Explorace & Kelantan Homestay Experience
·         Explorace from Jeli – Gua Musang ended at Taman Etnobotani on 14 Okt 2012.
 ·         Open to all media agencies.


9.1 Dinner / Welcome Dinner

YB. En. Aziz bin Yusoff
Adun Kawasan Galas

9.2 Closing & Prize Giving

En. Mohd Aidil Afizie Bin Daud
Pengarah Pejabat Kementerian Pelancongan Malaysia Kelantan
 12.0      CONCLUSION
The 'Mountain Hardwear Kelantan ROCK CLIMBING CHALLENGE 2012' held for the first time in here. In specific, other than Taman Etnobotani, it's to promote Gua Musang, Kelantan particularly involving natural products rich in eco tourism. With the efforts and cooperation among all parties especially activist industrial hub of the State of Kelantan royal body and NGO's, the vision and mission of making the State of Kelantan as the hub of the main destinations will be realized with the prime. Hopefully, through this advocacy will provide a positive impact to a few cases such as:

i.                     Increase of tourists both from within and abroad who appreciate the eco-tourism product.

ii.                   Open the minds of the local community to capture the benefits that can result in increased socio-economic community.

iii.                  Great idea to establish partnerships with the collection of all walks of life together with government agencies, NGOs or
private bodies in the organization of this event.

iv.                Create a more healthy, active and happy community

Hopefully Mountain Hard Wear Kelantan Rock Climbing Challenge 2012 event Will become a reality. Insyaallah.

Prepared by:
Persatuan Kembara Negara (PKN)

Ministry of Tourism Malaysia in collaboration with the Persatuan Kembara Negara, Lembaga Kemajuan Kelantan Selatan (KESEDAR) and Tourism Malaysia will host the rock wall climbing ’Mountain Hardware Manitoba Rock Climbing Challenge 2012’.
This inaugural competition will be held in Taman Etnobotani, Gua Musang Kelantan on 13 and 14 October 2012.
The organization aims to promote the uniqueness of Taman Etnobotani, Gua Musang as a sports tourism destination for rock climbing that had once been popular through the concept of sports tourism. It also aims to raise the sport's fans be it professionals or amateurs, as well as new talent.
About 100 participants are expected to take part in the competition which offers cash prizes totaling RM6, 520.00 and Mountain Hard Wear product voucher worth RM4, 000.00 and gifts from sponsors.

Organisers are deeply honoured and grateful to sponsors, particularly from the Mountain HardWear by World of Sports as the 'Title Sponsor' of the event. In addition, 100 Plus, Ideal Polarized Sunglasses, Verticale, Corezone, Nestle Fitness Cereal and Granola Bar Moola are the partner sponsor.
Total of 7 categories will be competed - ‘Endurance Open’ (men and mixed), ‘Novice Open’ (men and mixed), ‘Endurance Under 17 years’ (men and women) and ‘Closed Endurance’.

Entry fee for each participant category Endurance Open (men's and mixed) and Novice Open (men and mixed) is RM40, while the Endurance Under 17 years (men and women) and Closed Endurance is RM30. A t-shirt from Mountain HardWear will be given away to all participants from all categories.

Entries are still open until 13 October 2012 (Saturday).

Other than climbing competition, various activities such as BBQ Dinner with co-climber, Tembok Batu climbing discussion, Mari Mendaki, exhibition and sales are in the program list.

Besides Mountain Hard Wear Kelantan Rock Climbing Challenge event, Pejabat Kementerian Pelancongan Malaysia Negeri Kelantan collaboration with
Tourism Malaysia and the State Education Department will organized a Student Tourism Carnival (3P) State Park located in in Taman Etnobotani. Explorace Media & Kelantan Homestay Experience will kick off at the same time. Participation is open to any interested media agencies.

For more information, please contact:
i.              Media Explorace & Kelantan Homestay Experience
Pejabat Tourism Malaysia Kelantan (En. Amree – 013-6371853)

ii.            Mountain HardWear Kelantan Rock Climbing Challenge
Mohd Shaheir (012-3788815),  Mohd Rafi Kori (012-3715412) or visit the website www.kembaranegara.com and facebook – Mountain Hardwear Kelantan Rock Climbing Challenge 2012

The Kelantan Rock Climbing Challenge 2012 was launched on 8 Oct 2012 at
World of Spots at Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya.
Guests and media registration
Mountain Hard Wear is the title sponsor

The launched was carried out by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and Dato' Khalid Yunus from Kelab Kembara Negara
Invited guests and media
 Sponsor Mountain Hard Wear - Sports products
 Sponsor Moola - Homegrown nutrients food product
Sponsor Fitnesse
Sponsors of the event
Mountain Hard Wear luggage bag
Back packing
Ladies jacket
Day packs

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