Friday, March 20, 2009

AMK - Alang -Madan-Kulang-Toughest trek in Sahyadri in just 2 days

AMK
Alang -Madan-Kulang
Toughest trek in Sahyadri in just 2 days
(7 & 8 February 2009)
Impossible is nothing
(This mail contains selected snaps from all cameras)


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Checkout Travelogue by Prashant
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)




Madan
(40 ft. climbing patch with white mark)




Kulang




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.




1st patch
Pulling sacks over the patch





2nd 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



Another view



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

Alang 50 ft Free climbing by Dhawal its tough time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyVCI9lwhmc

Alang 50 ft Free climbing by Dhawal Reaching to top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldQm2A4RYBE
Alang 50 ft Rope climbing by Dinesh Why it’s tough
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9BC3rm2WOM

Alang 50 ft speed rappelling by 1st person Shridhar Top view

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wzG80rE8mg

Alang 50 ft rappelling by Shankar


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Une_pkiKzBI

Alang 1st patch climbing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjVlwci4rGA

Alang 1st patch rappelling without belly by C D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qno-Bivhjt8


Kulang

Beautiful scenery from Kulang top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYQ_bUpJBbg

Tough way towards Kulang top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6OosuKR2PA


Madan

Madan Free Climbing by Dhawal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HAmNsYU8i0

Madan 40 ft Rappelling


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9MudH0lue4

Crossing risky traverse of Madan Full expose to valley I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEy6W0rVlCk

Crossing risky traverse of Madan Full expose to valley II


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhhcg7h-qVA

Beautiful scenery from Madan top


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPVgjEeTLRk


You are invited to view Shrikant's photo album: AMK – Alang, Madan & Kulang,Toughest trek in Sahyadri in just 2days !!!

AMK – Alang, Madan & Kulang,Toughest trek in Sahyadri in just 2days !!!
Base Village:Kulangwadi / Ambewadi, District:Nasik -
Feb 6, 2010
by
Shrikant

Alang, Madan & Kulang, situated in Kalasubai range, are the most difficult forts in Nasik District. They are little neglected due to very heavy rains & confusing, difficult ways.




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Regards,
Team AMK