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:

  1. i.              Media Explorace & Kelantan Homestay Experience

Pejabat Tourism Malaysia Kelantan (En. Amree – 013-6371853)

  1. ii.            Mountain HardWear Kelantan Rock Climbing Challenge

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