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Great Hyderabad Adventure Club aims to raise your adrenaline this summer
A craving for thrill, an intense liking to attempt the difficult, and a passion for adventure is what drives members of the Great Hyderabad Adventure Club (GHAC) to attempt a journey to get 17,550 feet above sea level to the Everest Base Camp.
By: Prathima Veeramachaneni
For the thrill seekers, a creative and active range of activities for this summer (April/May/June)
A detailed schedule finalized so far is as follows: Explore Tyda April 1st evening through April 5th, Jungle Camp - Masanagudi Forest April 1st evening to April 5th morning, Kids And Juniors Outdoor Adventure April 2nd, Aqua Ocean Goa - Marine Wealth Awareness April 24th Evening through April 28th in Goa, Dandeli Adventure Weekend, May 7th night to May 10th morning, Paragliding in Pune May 21st to 23rd, Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal, October 9th to October 24th. This is not a complete list, but an overview of the different kinds of adventures planned and confirmed so far.
More and more ideas and adventures are added by the very active and hard working organisers who are dedicated to making this group a leading adventure sports and activity centre for residents of Hyderabad. The fibre and fabric of this is to provide a better quality of life as make new friends in an exciting, healthy and safe manner.
Although the meet up group of Great Hyderabad has announced their schedule and adventures for this summer, more fun will be added as plans and the need grow. GHAC is a non-profit organization focusing on weekend getaways, with a physically challenging twist and professionals on hand to help one explore their active side.
The group is currently made up of professionals in their early twenties to those in their late forties. There are also two junior divisions that plan appropriate children’s activities. The Kids Adventure Trek to a resort in Ananthagiri Hills Vikarabad is scheduled for 02 April 2010 which is aimed to fostering personal growth and instilling courage and confidence through outdoor activities. GHAC is healthy non-alcoholic non-smoking group that ultimately creates camaraderie and great memories. It is also the largest meet group in Hyderabad, currently having over 1500 active members.
When asked what drives Diyanat, the founder and chief organizer for the Great Hyderabad Adventure Club, to invest atleast two hours a day making sure this group is successful and its members enjoy their trips, even though he has a full time job, he said, "Outdoor Adventure activities makes you mentally strong and resilient, allows you to take realistic risks, instills courage and increases confidence in ones abilities to perform in face of obstacles or difficulties in real life."
Gary Bathers, an ex-pat from UK working in Hyderabad, when asked why he joined GHAC, said "How else are you going to get some proper fresh air outside of Hyderabad?" Many such youngsters from different places have found a home away from home to enjoy their weekends and learn new activities.
The kids' section is divided into two age categories: 7-12 and 13-17. One parent is allowed to accompany the child if they so choose. The interaction and organizational skills the children will develop is aimed to foster a capable and competitive attitude in their future. It also makes it easy for parents to help broaden their horizons without much time and effort on their side, and in a safe, controlled environment.
The way to join and learn more is simple: Log on to their web site and register. Then browse through their Calendar and see which weekend and which activity works best for you and your schedule, and plan your first adventure.
So hurry up and join before the summer kicks off and it is too hot to make your own plans, and enjoy new, fascinating adventures. Not much preparation is needed since GHAC provides the essential gear such as camps and helmets, rappelling gear etc.
The group is getting increasingly popular with youngsters looking to utilize their weekends in a fun filled and adventurous way, and GHAC provides all the necessary information to make this easy and do-able. Accordingly, they make the arrangements from start to finish and provide the group with researched information.
For more information on the club, its members and the summer fun, please visit them at http://blog.ghac.in/
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GREAT HYDERABAD ADVENTURE CLUB is a Non Profit Club that has been established to provide everyone opportunities to get outdoors, take part in activities like trekking, hiking, camping, and generally have a fantastic outdoor time.