Toughest trek in Sahyadri in just 2 days
(7 & 8 February 2009)
Impossible is nothing
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AMK - Toughest trek in Sahyadri in just 2 days
A M K Panorama
Region : Igatpuri, Nashik
Base village : Kulangwadi / Ambevadi
Best season to visit :October to February
Difficulty rating : Very difficult
New Day, New Dreams with new challenges.
View of Kulsubai peak from Kulangwadi.
Alang, (view from Madan Top)
(40 ft. climbing patch with white mark)
Entrance of Kulang with cave. Required 4 hrs. to reach Kulang from Kulangwadi
Way towards Kulang is challenging, tough & good stamina required.
Huge plateau of Kulang.
View from Kulang Top
Water is available in reservoirs in all seasons.
Going towards Alang, after descending from Kulang. All are very much tried.
At 4 pm we were @ climbing point of Alang. There are two patches for climb. 1st is medium & above that 2nd patch of 50 ft. rock climbing after crossing this steps.
Pulling sacks over the patch
50 ft. rock patch @ Alang, totally vertical
Our lead climber Dhawal, trying free climb
(This Alang patch is one of the toughest climbing patch in Sahyadri)
This is most challenging rock climbing
No more supports and bolts on this patch for easier ascent
Next Day Photo)
After climbing of 50 ft. patch, this dangerous & risky step welcomes you. Lot of care and precaution required to cross these steps, Exposure to deep valley
We started climbing @ 5.30 pm (Low light) after spending 4 hr. we were at Alang cave (9.30 PM)
Sunrise view from Alang top. You can see the back water of Bhandardara
View from Alang
There are two caves on the fort for staying and 11 water cisterns
Descending from same way via rappelling
Route map of Madan.
After Alang, Madan is our next target
On the way towards Madan from khind, you can see wonderfully carved steps in the rock
1st risky patch
of Madan, there is nothing to hold
A steep wall of rock on one side and a deep valley on the other side!
2nd 40 ft.
rock climbing patch of Madan, which is easier than Alang patch but expose to deep valley
There are plenty supports and bolts on this patch.
Zigzag shape Staircase towards top of Madan, after crossing of two risky patches
Steps on the way towards top with Alang view on Left
Kulang view from Madan top
Only two water tanks from which water would be available only till February
One can stay on the fort in the cave, which can accommodate around 15-20 trekkers.
That’s Team AMK
(Last Row, Left to Right ) Shrikant Borshe, Prashant Patil, Kailash Pathade, Dinesh Anantwar, Shridhar Purandare, Vishal Chavanke, Shreyas Waghmare, Ruturaj Bhandari, Mangesh (the guide from Kulangwadi) (Frist Row, Left to Right )Samyal ballal, Rahul Ghodeswar, Shankar Parab, Dhawal Sharma, Prashant Khairnar, Aditya budrukkar, Chetan Dixit,
Check out Some Rock climbing & Rappelling videos
Alang 50 ft Free climbing by Dhawal its tough timehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Alang 50 ft Free climbing by Dhawal Reaching to tophttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Alang 50 ft Rope climbing by Dinesh Why it’s tough
Alang 50 ft speed rappelling by 1st person Shridhar Top viewhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Alang 50 ft rappelling by Shankar
Alang 1st patch climbinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Alang 1st patch rappelling without belly by C Dhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Beautiful scenery from Kulang tophttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Tough way towards Kulang tophttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Madan Free Climbing by Dhawalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Madan 40 ft Rappelling
Crossing risky traverse of Madan Full expose to valley I
Crossing risky traverse of Madan Full expose to valley II
Beautiful scenery from Madan top
You are invited to view Shrikant's photo album: AMK – Alang, Madan & Kulang,Toughest trek in Sahyadri in just 2days !!!
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