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Blind teen crosses valley on ropeway

A teenager from Maharashtra's Panvel township has exemplified the fact that strong will power can help to surmount nature's aberrations.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2006 13:33 IST

A teenager from Maharashtra's Panvel township has exemplified the fact that strong will power can help to surmount nature's aberrations. Eighteen-year-old Pawan Bundela, a visually impaired student, crossed a 600-feet long valley using a ropeway recently, creating a history of sorts.

Bundela, with a penchant for adventure sports since his childhood, has dabbled in rappling, trekking, river crossing and other adrenaline-pumping activities. He, however, had to put in a lot of effort to accomplish this rare feat. "Once I did rappling for 350 feet.

It was a different and nice experience. I became very much confident after that," said Bundela. The rope was tied 23,000 feet above the sea level. Bundela crossed the massive valley, which lies between the famous Prabhal and Kalavantin peaks, within a few minutes.

The gritty youth was introduced to the world of adventure sports by his father, a professional trekker.

First Published: Feb 06, 2006 13:33 IST