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Dear Members,
Girivihar successfully completed two high altitude treks this season: 1. Kedartaal Trek. 2. Chadrakhani pass Trek.
A total of 14 and 15 members respectively participated in the treks. We congratulate all the participants and the
leaders for completing the treks.

Girivihar is proud to announce that we have successfully completed installation of a world-class artificial indoor
bouldering wall at YMCA, Colaba. The installation project was led by Mr. Prasanna Joshi and was assisted ably by
Mr. Jay Kolhatkar. The Indoor wall was inaugurated on the 25 th May 2019.

Bouldering has grown in popularity as a sport of its own in the past few years. Girivihar, being one of the oldest
mountaineering and trekking clubs in Mumbai and with its expertise, in the field, has set up indoor Bouldering
gyms / Wall across Mumbai. We are proud to say that now we have a total of three artificial bouldering walls
acroos Mumbai. They are mentioned below:
1. Girivihar – Podar College Wall, Matunga
2. Girivihar – YMCA Wall, Colaba
3. Girivihar – IIT Wall, Powai (closed)

To get more more information about any of the above walls, please get in touch with the General Secretary.
Mr. Vijay Beladkar (Sotya), sets of on his Solo Cycling Expedition to Leh on the 7 th July 2019. We wish him all the
very best for his daring endeavour.

Sharvi Oka, a life member of Girivihar and a managing committee member leaves for an Alpine Style ascent of
Friendship Peak, in the Pir Panjal range in Himachal Pradesh on the 23 July 2019. She will be accompanied by one
more climber on this expedition and the team would be looking to summit the peak on the 29 or 30 July 2019. We
wish Sharvi all the very best and a safe climb.

Maha Adventure Council.
The Maha Adventure Council (MAC), founded by Senior Girivihar Members and other senior experts trained in
various aspects of adventure and adventure related fields, and with years of experience in diverse areas of
adventure related work, is formed for protecting the interests of the adventure fraternity in Maharashtra. The
vision of Adventure Council is to become a guiding force in promoting the spirit of safe adventure and support a
culture of excellence in responsible conduct of adventure activities on land, water and in air with least impact on
environment. MAC invites support and representation from all over the state by way of Membership. Individuals,
voluntary and Commercial Organizations operating in Land-based, Water and Air based adventure activities are
welcome for its membership. Those who are Interested in membership are requested to visit their website:
www.mahaadventurecouncil.org or follow for more updates on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/mahaadventurecouncil/

MAC application form 

 

Hike Itinerary!
The trek schedule for the months of July and August is as follows:

1  Trek to Chanderi Sunday 7, July 2019
Sharvi Oka ( 9920202656)
Grade Difficult
Contributory (Tentative Expense Rs 500)
Public Transport ( Leader will inform about train timings))
Will be conveyed to participants by Leader

2 Trek to Sondai ( Children Special Hike)
Saturday, 20 July 2019
Sayalee Dhuri (+91 9819044218)
Grade Easy
Contributory (Tentative Expense Rs 500)
Public Transport or Private Vehicle (Please call the leader for more details)
Will be conveyed to participants by Leader

3 Event YMCA Indoor Bouldering Wall Climbing Session
Sunday, 4 August 2019
Prem Khilari (+91 86521 67604)
Entry fee to the Wall Rs. 200
Information This climbing session is for everyone who wants to get introduced to the sport of
climbing. From beginners to anyone who has already had a taste of climbing,
everyone is welcome. The session will be conducted by experts who have been in
the climbing circuit for decades and are expert guides.

4  Trek to Avchitgad
Saturday, 3 August to Sunday, 4 August 2019
Aditya Athavale (+91 9096780015)
Grade Medium
Contributory (Tentative Expense Rs 1000)
Public Transport or Private Vehicle (Please call the leader for more details)
Will be conveyed to participants by Leader

5 Trek to Bhimashankar to Bhorgiri
Friday, 16 August to Saturday, 17 August 2019
Abhijeet Athavale (+91 9096780015)
Grade Medium
Contributory (Tentative Expense Rs 1000)
Public Transport or Private Vehicle (Please call the leader for more details)
Will be conveyed to participants by Leader

6 Trek to Mrugagad
Sunday, 1 September 2019
Parag Lagu (+91 98330 97768)
Grade Medium
Contributory (Tentative Expense Rs 500)
Public Transport or Private Vehicle (Please call the leader for more details)
Will be conveyed to participants by Leader

For all outings a packed lunch, a set of clothing packed in plastic & water bottle are necessary.
Please speak to the trek leader for registration, payment details and any other queries.
We Girivihar members meet every Wednesday at 8.00pm at Café Colony Dadar. Please feel welcome to
attend these meetings and make yourself familiar with us.
For stay hikes, prior registration is necessary. We may not entertain last minute requests. Also, please
attend the pre-hike meetings so that the leader is familiar with you and you can help with the food
planning.
Circular is now available on the GIRIVIHAR’s website at www.girivihar.org and our Facebook page.
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Happy Hiking! Happy Climbing !
Yours sincerely,
Abhijeet Athavale
General Secretary
(8779489569)

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