Outdoor sports enthusiasts can now head to Indera Mulia Stadium to work off excess energy with wall climbing sessions held for free by the Ipoh Climbers Community (ICC).
The club, founded in 2012, was dedicated to Ipohites and Perakeans who enjoyed outdoor sports including hiking, rock climbing, water activities such as kayaking, white water rafting and many more. One of its three founders, Muhamad Amir Abu Bakar, 30, believes that such activities is one of the many healthy ones in which to socialise.
“Together with two of my friends, Mohd Firdaus Nazmi and Mohd Azrin, we have always been a fan of outdoor sports. Later we decided to set up a community for like minded people to meet up and share their experience,” added Amir.
Readers who are keen on trying wall climbing can do so by coming to the sport complex every evening from 5.40pm till 7pm where Amir and his team will be there to guide them one by one.
“There is no limit age or weight to do wall climbing. As long as you have the passion and the courage to try, we are here to help you out,” said Amir who recalled that the youngest participant they ever had was a three-year-old.
For Herman Iskandar Dzulkarnain, an adrenaline junkie himself, he preached on the efforts taken by ICC to promote outdoor sports to the public.
“Recreational activities such as rock and wall climbing are often mistaken as activities only for thrill seekers. But with good instruction and equipment, it is safe to try and it can be enjoyable too,” said Herman.
While individuals may walk in, bigger groups may need to make an appointment with ICC where ‘clinics’ will be held to give them better knowledge on wall climbing.
ICC can be contacted via Facebook at www.facebook.com/Ipoh-Climbers-Community-ICC or visit their Instagram at www.instagram.com/ipoh_climbers_community.