Thursday, May 27, 2010

Well Done 'EBC Trek' Brave Hearts

An Extreme Love for Adventure and a passion to face challenges is what
made 11 adventurers from The Great Hyderabad Adventure Club (GHAC) to
undertake the Seductive and Unforgiving Trek to the Everest Base Camp
and to summit the Kalapathar Peak from 09 to 21 May 2010.

The Adventurers who undertook the challenge are

Ali Razvi ( Organiser)
Padmaja Pullabhatla (Asst Organiser)
Swetha Balla
Sachin Ratan
Abhishek Banerjee
Satish K Cheekala
Aditya Marella
Javed Razack
Sudhir Rao

The team went deep into the mountains trekking through the Solukumbu
valley and homelands of the Sherpa people, among their villages and
monasteries, Learning about the cultural and religious traditions of
the Himalayan range with magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse
and Ama Dablam peaks. The route to Everest Base Camp is very scenic
with varied fauna and flora. The trek route is via the small Nepali
townships of Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, the ancient monastery at
Tengboche, Pangboche, the Dingboche glacier, Lobuche and Gorakshep and
finally to the Everest Base Camp at 17500 feet above sea level.

Everest Base Camp Trek which is one of the top 10 things to be done in
ones life, is also a tough and grueling trek, with numerous challenges
along the way, including the mountainous trail, the altitude, the
bitter cold, and altitude sickness due to reduced oxygen, but the team
remained determined to complete their goal. I would like to say a huge
well done to all GHAC trekkers "YOU MADE US PROUD" for supporting each
other and completing this incredible challenge together as a Team.

I hope this journey has brought out the best in every GHACian that
undertook this Incredible and unforgettable Journey. I am sure after
undertaking this journey each of them is more determined, confident of
their abilities and courageous enough to face any difficulties in
life. I salute these Brave hearts for taking up this unforgettable
Challenge to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Peak.

Many dream of making such risky and challenging journey but it is only
few who make the attempt in reality. The Next Trip is scheduled in
October 2010 and May 2011. Are you going to be Next Brave Heart?

A session with the EBC team will be shortly announced once they are
out of the Jet Lag and come back to insanity of urban city life, after
living 2 weeks in the serene Himalayas.


Diyanat Ali
Chief Organiser