Pravin Kumar – Instructor Profile

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Pravin Kumar at Lambda Falls, Nagalapuram

 

Preferred / Nick Name : Pravin

Role(s) at BASCOOL : Explorer & Assistant Instructor

Intro : A nature enthusiast who is always high on adrenaline. I am also a fitness enthusiast who is happily addicted to water sports.

Activities :
Past: Karate, Basketball, Athletics, Swimming, Parkour and Gymnastics.
Present: Canyoneering, Surfing, Calisthenics and sharpening my rusted romantic skills through Salsa.

Fun Fact : “I can sleep with my eyes open!”

 

Who Am I?

I was born in the Coromandel Coast of India, where my ancestors earned their living by fishing. This could be the reason for my affinity towards water. I am an Aeronautical Engineer, working for Boeing. Everything seemed perfect with a degree and a dream job yet I felt the void of not pursuing my passion. That is when my brother Lokesh introduced me to BASCOOL. I took the Level 1 Canyoneering course and my first descent was at Nagalapuram. This experience left me awestruck and I decided to accompany BASCOOL for exploration projects.

My best canyoneering trip was the first descent of Knotty Canyon, Wayanad. No man in recorded history had ever rappelled down this canyon. Although at first it seemed like a heroic thing to rappel down the canyon as the first person from our team, but later I was extremely anxious. I didn’t know what to expect and to top it all I was rappelling down without a BELAY!! The best part of this expedition was the last rappel of Knotty Canyon that was more than 120 ft in height and directly under the waterfall. What made this experience special was the gushing water pounding on my helmet. Initially I was scared  but this fear soon turned into exhiliration. This was one of the highlights of my Canyoneering expeditions with the BASCOOL team.

I hope to see you guys in the canyons soon. Cheers to descending together!!

 

 

Pravin Kumar - Mask is off and his true face is out

Pravin Kumar – Mask is off and his true face is out

Certifications from BASCOOL

  • Canyoneering Level 1
  • Canyoneering Level 2
  • Canyoneering Level 3

Exploration(s) with BASCOOL

  • Wayanad, Kerala
  • Nagalapuram,Andhra Pradesh
  • Meghalaya
  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh

 

Achievements:

Karate:  Won 1st place in National Karate tournament ( by KATA, SKFI ).
Swimming: – Winner in Corporate olympiad, Freestyle – 25m (Gold) and 100m (Silver).
Athletics: 2nd place in District Level 110m hurdles.

 

 

 

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