• Trek through the western ghats

  • The beautiful mountain side village

  • The Beach trek

  • Kudremukh Trek

  • The roaring waterfalls

  • Chasing the monsoons

Sunday, May 25, 2014

1 It was my first trek with Bangalore ASCENDers (BASC), I was so excited about the event and I called Vinay many times to know the details about the trek. Common meeting point was at Jayanagar 4th block near Jain Temple, we gathered at 7.30 PM but started journey by 8.30 PM. 

IMG_8254-SMILESince we all were hungry we decided to have food on the way, so we went to Kamath hotel and finished food and started journey by 10.30 PM.
There were 3 cars, I was in Promod’s car, Kunal and Sathish were accompanying along with me and we started our journey towards Kabbal-durga. It was a great journey, in-between Pramod was cracking nice jokes.

DSC02624 Finally we reached Kabbal-durga by 12 AM and started the trekking. There were no clear trails in the beginning of the trek but we found the trails after trekking 250 meters, everybody was in full josh, finally we reached the peak by 3 AM in the morning.

IMG_8270 Then started the formal introduction about the group members, in between other member's were pulling the legs of others and making full fun. Later it was time to sleep but in between the sleep it started raining, For our luck there was small temple to take shelter, so some members went for sleep and me and some other members went for exploring the nature.

IMG_8281-SMILE Early morning around 6.30 we had nice photo session and then finally started climbing down. Then, we travelled back to Bangalore. On the way at Kanakapura we had our breakfast and some guys started buying vegetables for family, since all vegetables were fresh. 

IMG_8277After breakfast again started our journey towards bangalore, on the way I had nice chit chat with Nandini, Rajesh, Sathish and pramod. Finally around 12.30 PM I reached Banashankari, told Bye Bye to everybody, me and Sathish got down in Banashankari and started our bus journey to home. It was a great journey, I enjoyed a lot. I would like to specially thank Vinay for organizing such a wonderful event.


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Written by: Uday Naidu

Image Gallery: Uday Naidu, Vinay

Composed by: Jithendra B N

Event organized by: Vinay

Event Date: 24th May 2014

The Crew: Nandhini, Harsha, Aashish, Ashok Achar, Pramod, Laxmi, Surabhi, Rajesh, Uday Naidu, Satish, Kunal Roy, Navya, Vinay, Sharada

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bangalore ASCENDers (BASC) completed 5th year on 17th April 2014. We like to thank all 30+ Organisers and 4850+ members for their support in BASC success.

In 5th year BASC completed 103 (10%) events organised by 26 (18%) Organisers taking 1478 (7%) members. Also 1264 (6%) members joined last year. And you guys won’t believe, total expenditure from all 103 events is Rs.21,98,283! yes 22 lakh rupees!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

This was my 7th Bangalore ASCENDers (BASC) trek and I have met Patrick in 4 out of those 7 treks. This was my first difficult trek but being with Patrick I was chilled out about it.

2For me the trek really started when I was woken out of my sleep at 5AM in KSRTC bus. Within few minutes we were off the bus and marching in dark terrain guided by Patrick's GPS and our torch lights. It seemed as if a bison or elephant might be lurking at any corner to pounce upon us. That set the theme for rest of the trek.
9I had been on this terrain few weeks back, but soon after khakhra  breakfast we were into different terrain. This involved countless stream crossings and bush whacking to reach to a grassland. From here we got our first grand view  of ranges nearby. Some more steep climbing brought us face to face with our target with a sheer 500mt drop separating us. We topped out well before sunset.

IMG_1595IMG_1705 17 It was a full circle for me to be able to spot and identify SG ("some gudda") that I  had reached in a previous trek with Pratap. Since we had network few folks uploaded customary fb pics. 2-001Next morning we were treated to a view of a majestic herd of about 20 animals on a far off ridge. After some debate, it took a zoom camera to identify them as bisons!!! After jam roti breakfast, we headed off for ethina bhuja.IMG_1740 IMG_1777 On the way we saw malabar squirrel, colourful birds and poops of countless creatures. We also came across a herb picker who offered us few figs. During all this we were running short of water. After some foraging around for a stream, we reached a reservoir. We engineered a water drainage to get enough fresh water out of it. 3Sunil had to take off due to severe back pain.. Having filled our stomach (and emptied in few cases) we headed back on our pursuit to ethina bhuja. This took us through some exploratory routes. well before sunset we topped out to be treated with a panoramic feast of a view. IMG_1718The night was spent listening to a bat flapping around and wild dog's howl. To add into fun, it drizzled for a while and we had to sleep under tarpaulin to keep ourselves dry.   

IMG_1921Last morning of the trek we took a downhill route that took us 270° around the ethina bhuja into deep forest. We kept a steady pace to reach a river in 2 hours. We came across a desolate temple and river bank.

Some folks got themselves fish pedicure while others took a dip and had lunch.

Fotor0621115557 After a long walk on paved road, we reached civilisation. I personally gulped down 4 fish fries at Rs.10 each! Since we had some time for our bus we went back to start point of trek and spent some chill time in a rubber plantation and later by the stream. We saw 4-5 species of water birds.

Finally our trek route was a U-turn starting from Gundya check-post to Shisila via OG peak, a unknown peak in between and EB peak.


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Written by: Subodh Prabhu

Image Gallery: Jithendra B N

Composed by: Partrick Samuel & Jithendra B N

Event organized by: Partrick Samuel

Event Date: 29th to 31st March 2014

The Crew: Partrick Samuel, Sunil Kumar S, Jithendra B N, Subodh Prabhu

Monday, February 24, 2014

River Rafting in Dandeli was always in my TODO list after doing Rafting in Bheemeshwari. At last got a chance to try out river Rafting in Dandeli with BASC team. I really thank Raveendra for organizing this event and giving a chance to all of us to participate .There are so many memories in detailing. Its a good test to my memory and writing skills.I hope to keep it crisp and still penning everything down.


We were all supposed to muster around 9.00PM in cantonment railway station. Woefully, we all reached on time and left Bangalore around 9.15 PM and got down in Alnavar junction around 7.15 am and from there we were all supposed to travel around 40 KMS to reach Dandeli. Before that we had a small introduction about the group members and started off the journey to Dandeli. All looked so excited and they were looking forward for the event to start and had brief introduction about rafting. After the intro we strapped the life jacket and wore the helmet. Took some pictures and handed over my camera to uncle( :) actually i forgot the uncle's name who was very happy taking photos in Suresh DSLR camera than mine). After basic lesson of rafting and emergency procedures we set off on the white water rafting. Dandeli 021 The kali river has 9 rapids on a 9 kilometer stretch where they have different names for rapids which were addressed by the rafter. Wish i would recollect it. Once we started off - after few minutes rafter asked all of us to jump into the water I happily jumped as we had life jackets so trusted our lives on it:) and floated along the raft downstream. We enjoyed and did swimming and got back into the raft. The water was very soft and clean. Wanted to stay there for a long time. We cheerfully enjoyed those moments. The first two Rapids were very high and all posed for the photo. The Photographer was waiting to take our snaps. Everyone posed for the photo and were also active listening to rafter instruction. We spotted some birds like Horn bill, Robin and cormorant while doing rafting. We finished the 9Kms stretch then got into the jeeps waiting for us to take back to Base camp i.e Kulgi Nature camp. Reached base camp around 3.00 Pm. we all got one hour time for relaxing and to get ready since we were supposed to move to sunset point.

Dandeli 095Little far from our base camp we all went to watch the sunset, unfortunately we were not able to see since tress were covered completely. In mean time some started clicking photos and Suresh gave idea to Devendra to stand like a Krishna and all the girls to pose like Radha very funny it was:). After that we all wanted to capture photos jumping in the air and asked Suresh and Devendra to capture our photos. But suresh had some other plan running in his mind to make us fools by asking us to do one two exercise where the photos will come awesome all got fooled completely except Ashwini but even she was fooled for the first time by doing one two. This numbers created guffaws and chuckles to whole team busted out  laughs till the next day. After some time we all spent some time sharing our funny experiences. Listening to each one's experiences we all busted out laughing and had nice  dinner. During dinner Raveendra wanted to have some cucumber unfortunately he did not get since Deepa had all the remaining cucumber.


Next day we all got up around 4.00 AM as per Organizer instruction and all were ready by 5.00 AM in the morning for Wild safari. It was extremely beautiful walking early in the morning with the torches in the wild environment where you have chances of animal attack. I really enjoyed that part and got a jeep after some time where he dropped us to safari main point. Morning 6.00 AM started our safari  It was still dark we had to use our torches to spot animals. In ten minutes we were able to spot one group of Deer and few Birds no one seemed happy about the safari part. After that we all reached back to our base camp had our breakfast poori palya and chatni. It was getting finished as soon it was served. Packed all our luggage's and started off our journey to Syntheri Rocks. I can say Syntheri really rocks, with its 300-ft tall monolith granite on the banks of Kaneri river (a tributary of Kali river).  A gushing waterfall adds to the fierce beauty of this place. It’s too dangerous to venture into the water. So far, it’s claimed 12 lives; so says a board nearby. Next our plan was to explore the Ulavi caves in Dandeli Trek up a thousand steps through dense virgin evergreen forests to reach the caves. Said to be inhabited by humans since prehistoric times. You need to crawl to enter into the caves Anshul, saswata, Naveen and Suresh explored the caves completely. And briefed all of us that they all saw a small room with idol and there was water inside the caves where the water level was till the knee from there they had two path to explore from there one path will lead to the back side view of the cave. We all had to stop for some time since guys who had entered into the caves wanted to take bath, All were so hungry since it was already 3.00PM in the afternoon and everyone wanted to have lunch. Stopped for lunch and then started our journey towards backwaters and spent some time there and moved to Dandeli. Reached railway station around 7.30 PM and Raveendra took all our feedback at the railway station. We started our journey back to home sweet home and reached namma Bengaluru by around 7.00 AM.

DSC04152Memories of our trek members.

1) Saswata Goswami - Bit silent but was completely active.

2) Tontri das - Cute and Very active.

3) Rajdeep mondal - Umbrella Man.

4) Naveenkumaar SM - Snail Father

5) krutika - Photograpghy.

6) Suresh - Ek doo Ek.

7) Lakshmi - Mooshaleee.

8) Devendra Reddy - Got different names like Devanand, Reddy garu, Devegowda.

9) Vandana G - Active Participation.

10) Ashwini S - Whatever it is i wont do 1 and 2 .

11) Deepa - Three things about Deepa firstly her dialogue (Papa kane bare 1 2 madonna he is asking us to do from so long, Next she is afraid of injection Thirdly CD (Cucumber Deepaaaaaaaaaaaaa).

12) Anshul Chaurasia - Got fever on first day and wherever he gets a chance he was trying to sleep.

13) Raveendra GN - Organizer, OMG his jokes and MTR dialogue to Naveen (u don't know MTR what kind of trekker you are:)).

Thank to each and every person for making this Treknic so memorable.

Written by: Yashaswini

Post 2

Though the initial reason was to go for an outing with my friends (Deepa, Vandy & Yashu) and to have a good time with them, it turned out to be a fantastic experience. It all started with our very own Yashu suggesting that we must go for this trek and all of us immediately agreed and registered ourselves a month before the treknic was scheduled. With all the apprehension, I was eagerly waiting for 21st Feb and the day had finally arrived. We were to meet at the Bangalore Railway station at 9:00 pm and move towards our train which was scheduled to leave at 9:15 pm. I reached station by 8:45 and meanwhile all my friends had reached and collected the train details, seat numbers and so we were seated inside waiting for the train to depart. Till then I had not met the organizer or the others with whom I was going to be with for the next two days. We four were totally busy with ourselves chatting and having fun and Yashu now and then hopping out and inside the train to check on others. Finally we got to meet Raveendra, the organizer of the trek and Lakshmi a veteran of BASC and we left to Dandeli.


We reached Alvanar on the 22nd Feb, 7:15 am and had a quick introduction with the other folks. That is when I actually met all of them and this treknic was turning out to be an interesting experience. We had breakfast and left for Dandeli - White water rafting. The team got split into two and we got into our respective boats and were ready to go and first thing after instructions the instructor asked us to jump in to the river and I was shocked for a moment but yet confident I won’t drown with our life jacket on. So all of us just jumped! We started getting comfortable in water that is when we were literally pulled back to the boat and we started the rafting and there comes our first and most amazing and memorable rapid woooowwwww that was one hell of an experience which make you feel want more such rapids. It was absolute fun.  People who are scared of water must definitely try once.

Our next destination was this amazing place where we had our lunch, it was this typical North Karnataka style food which I relished completely and then headed to Kulgi Nature camp and from there we went to the Karnataka Power Corporation LTD. It was a visual treat to have seen that also, could feel the strong wind blowing against your face and you cannot miss to hear the sound of the river flowing through the channels which is that powerful. We weren’t allowed to stay there until the sunset so we were on our way back to the Camp. Later, we had a great evening which included a round of photo session followed by chat session where all of us laughed our hearts out at some of the funny experience shared which continued throughout our dinner.

Dandeli 247On 23rd Feb, we started off quite early at 4:45 am as we had to go the Dandeli Safari, it was little disappointing as we could not find anything exciting but managed to find Deer, and some wild animals foot prints. After safari we were back to base camp packed our bags left for Syntheri Rocks. On our way to Syntheri rocks we had nice Jamming session inside vehicle which was quite memorable and most of us enjoyed. After that we went to Ulavi caves. I had almost lost count of the steps we had to take to reach there and at a point when we had to get down I thought was definitely going to trip n fall and but managed to land safely thanks to the Raveendra. The journey back to the vehicle was another tough task we tried walking Criss Cross on steps so that it would be little easier to climb which actually worked at least I believed so. We tried walking backwards as suggested by Suresh and somehow managed to reach our vehicle and we headed towards Supa Dam back waters after having lunch. Though we had very little time to spend, it was really peaceful after which we headed towards railway station to head back to Bangalore. All in all it was a fantastic experience and it was even more memorable because of each and every one who was a part of this trek.

My Most fond memories:

Deepa being really scared initially while rafting but end of it she totally enjoyed it.

Suresh’s “the fall” from the boat when the other boat hit ours from behind, we had to lift him literally we had laughs of our life time.

Suresh’s unsuccessful attempt in making us look as fools.

All the funny stories we shared at the camp.

Naveen’s “feeling fatherly” comment on snail he had.

Looking forward for some more Trek and Trecknics..

Written by: Ashwini


Post 3

It was really an awesome experience we had in Dandeli. This was the first trek I had been and enjoyed to the extend which cannot be explained in words.

Team was really very good and our Organizer RAVEENDRA guided us very well.

As soon as we reached Alnavar junction, we went to Dandeli with short introduction of the Team of 14. After reaching, we had breakfast and left to river rafting. River rafting was wonderful experience and I wish all get to experience once atleast. Those who know swimming will enjoy more since they allow you to jump into river for some time. This was most memorable event in this trek.


Then we had Rotti for lunch and took rest for some time and left to Sunset point but badluck we couldn’t see the sunset. By late evening we were back to our Dormitory. Chatting, jokes Raveendra's jokes, had good time altogether.

2nd Day early morning by 5am we all went for a walk in search of wildlife. Unfortunately we didn't see any wild life even after safari except deer & peacock. But early morning walk was very refreshing, we liked it. After breakfast we left to Synthery Rocks, Ulavi caves and Haralayana chilume. Ulavi caves was kind of trekking and it was my first trekking.

Our last destination was Supa dam back waters which was a good place for relax. People who trek often are really great.

DSC04142Finally we were at the end of the day of our treknic, we were back to our places with lot of beautiful memories.


Written by: Vandana

Post 4

It was really a fun trip to the beautiful Dandeli forests. Thanks to Raveendra, for all the arrangements and planning.

Dandeli 051-SMILEThe trip started with river rafting. The rafting experience in the Kali river was indeed great- getting into the cool river waters, surrounded by the forests and chirping of Horn-bills to encountering the rapids along with the group members made it a fun and thrilling experience.

We stayed at the Kulgi Nature Camp. The place is in a great location - just by the edge of the forest - and is an ideal location for spotting birds and enjoying nature. Towards the end of the day, we visited the Reservoir view-point. This place provides a beautiful view of the river snaking through the Dandeli forest range and would be a great location to enjoy the sunset. Even at this time of the year, the surrounding forest were green, so it would definitely be quite a sight during monsoons.

DSC_0354The following day started with a walk through the jungle at 5 in the morning, in absolute darkness to reach the safari start point. This was an exciting experience, especially because the camp guards already warned us against taking that walk in the dark due to animal movements. We were in constant anticipation of spotting something in our torch beams till we reached the forest gates. We entered the jungle for safari as soon as the gates opened. Although the forests looked great as the sun was slowly coming up, we were not very lucky with animal sightings except for a few deer and birds.


After breakfast we started for the Syntheri Rocks. After spending sometime here, viewing the rock formations, we headed to the caves near Ulavi. You reach the caves after a downhill trek and a short climb to reach the cave entrance. A few of us made it into the caves, crawling through 'not-so-clean' waters.

Post lunch, we headed to the Supa Dam backwaters. Even in the small area that we were in, one could get an idea about the expanse of the backwaters. The location was just perfect for relaxing at the end of the day and although we would have liked to spend more time there, we had to head back to catch out return train from Alnavar.

I would say it was a great trip and would like to thank all the members for making this trip a fun and a memorable one. I hope to meet you all in some other trek/trip in the future!

Written by: Saswata

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Image Gallery: Yashwaswini, Suresh Sunder, Naveen

Composed by: Swetha Padakandla

Event organized by: Raveendra G N

Event Date: 22nd and 23rd February 2014

The Crew: Saswata Goswami, Tontri das, Rajdeep Mondal, Naveenkumaar SM, krutika,  Suresh, Lakshmi, Devendra Reddy, Vandana G, Ashwini S, Deepa, Anshul Chaurasia, Yeshaswini, Raveendra GN

Monday, January 27, 2014

It was another exciting Friday evening and I was all set for an exploratory trek with BASC. With the overwhelming sense of exploration spinning inside my head, I started my experiment to try some new route, right after I left home for our first meeting point Shantala Silk, Majestic. I chose a wrong route and then I was very sure of being the last one to reach the assembly point :D. Felt great to meet some known trekking mates and some new faces with lots of cheers and energy. Few more pickups on the way and we started heading towards the 'mystic’ exploratory trek to lesser known waterfalls of Western Ghats!IMG_5443Ravi, our captain, pulled the trigger for introduction round, which I feel is always one of the funniest moments of any trek. Slowly we all started getting into the comfort zone, with many experiences shared by fellow trekkers and adventurers. Those heavy duty laughter and ragging was ruling the atmosphere gradually and conditioning our minds for more and more fun ahead for two days in the wild!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Get Set Trek!
So, finally I got to meet Bangalore Ascenders! It was so exciting to see my name get shortlisted. Thanks a lot to Rajesh for expanding the team size and accommodating all of us :) I started rehearsing for the trek as the day drew closer, thinking about the things to carry, people I'm going to meet, how to introduce myself and how to get over the initial nervous feeling and start socializing!
1549533_805232806160588_277954243_nThe day of Saturday, 18th Jan 2014, we were off for a night trek to Makalidurga hilltop Shiva temple, lead by Major Rajesh :) The schedule was to assemble in Majestic railway station at 5.30 pm and take the Hindupur bound train at 6.00. I had planned to start from home in Bommanahalli at 3.30 but as usual, got delayed and started at 4.15. I had considering to take my bike but was not sure of the overnight parking facility in Majestic railway station and how safe it was. So decided on taking a bus. But  I hadn't anticipated the route the bus would took - via Shanthi nagar and Double road, looked like a round about way and with inching traffic on a Saturday evening in Bangalore, I barely managed to reach Platform no.8 (Thanks to the SMS from Rajesh) at 5.55 after one hour-and-a-half long journey counting every minute :| 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Well I am not much of a writer but just I have shared the thoughts and the journey from my end so that we can look at it after days and remember the time we spent together.

DSC_0211 Night trek to Bramhagiri was conducted by Bangalore ASCENDers (BASC) on 18th January 2014. The moment we all met up in Platform-9 it was one heck of a journey. To start of with, we were in wrong platform with no idea of which train to climb into until BKS called up asked. That’s when we realized we are in wrong platform & ran to platform 8 and got into train. Subratho was supposed to enter in a DDLJ style but could not make it, probably he was not as fast of Kajol, but jokes apart, sorry that he missed it.

DSC_0279 We took out attendance and some informal introductions in the train. The moment we started with dumb charades is when it lit up more. We were so involved that we would have missed the Nandi stop if it was not for Mudassar (of-course he was the organizer). Got down and went on with formal undertaking and introduction while Mudassar was negotiating with Auto. After a long 4 kms auto (since I was in back seat & Jyothsna was continuously saying she was hungry) we finally got down at our trek's starting point. Packed food at nearest cafe and told the owner to be ready with next day's breakfast. By almost 9 we started ascending just when the moon started giving us its light to carry further.

DSC_0043We trekked for almost an hour and half and came to dinner point where we had some nice view of the city and airport. We took photos, had moon light dinner and some more photos before we continue our trek. With my obsession of being in front of the group, I carried on with Mudassar and Preetham. We took wrong right turns searching for the temple; after 5 wrong turns we reached the temple by around 11PM. We explored the surroundings and gathered wood for campfire. After cutting birthday cake we started with individual trek stories, BASC blood camp initiatives and others. After all the fun we tried sleeping for few hours by around 2.30AM. When I opened my eyes at 4.15AM all I can see is a human standing next to door seeing out, got scared. It was Mr. George who apparently could not sleep. Eventually everyone got up and it was cold!! We went for fire and thankfully it was still burning. We spent the next one hours constantly struggling to burn the damp wood and finding that warm air from the fire.

DSC_0117By almost 5.30am we took the stairs for peak and found that it’s even more cold and windy. We all snuggled up behind a rock to avoid the wind where I listened to iPod. It was one of the most amazing moments of this trek. We took group photos and fooled around a bit till 6.30am but sun was still not up. Also thanks to Surabhi's impeccable mobile network service that we confirmed that there are no train back on Sunday. Then we decided it’s time for us to head back, started descending half way through we saw the sun rise, started picking up whatever trash we can find (thanks Preetham for this), lost our way badly and lost track of  other half team. Finally everyone grouped up reached the cafe and probably did more business to that cafe owner than any single day of his life. We took the bus back to Bangalore and this is where I had the best one hour sleep of my life.

Now thinking back thanks to Mudassar for arranging it so nicely without any hiccups and all of you who made it as one of the most memorable trek for me.

Written by: Akash

Post- 2


Here comes the first trek of the year. From the very start the plan was a roller coaster ride. I persuaded my friends (Tiwari and Piyush) to come for a BASC trek and I ended up not making to the list. Later the wait list got cleared and we went for the trek.

DSCN2575As opposed to previous experiences, this time I went from train. We all assembled at platform 9 at around 5:30 PM and suddenly got the news that this is the wrong platform. We rushed to platform 8 and boarded the train. We had great rounds of dumb charades on way to base camp. After reaching a small village we reached the base camp from an Auto (two fully packed autos). Our stomach already started asking for food. We packed some food from hotel and had tea & nariyal-pani. We started climbing at around 9PM.

As we were there for a more special purpose celebration of Tiwari's Birthday, I was hoping that we should reach top before 12AM. Apart from frequent chocolate/biscuit breaks we killed our most of the time in getting ourselves by anyone having the camera. Some people got new names on the trek (for instance - Majnu). In between DSC_0132 we had a break where we enjoyed fried rice and tomato rice. Surbhi enjoyed it more than anyone else as she liked the curry a little more than others.

We reached the night camping site just in time (@ 11:55PM). Piyush and I quickly started assembling the cake we bought with us. We celebrated the birthday there. It was a very unique experience to me at-least, I hope Tiwari also felt the same. Fortunately, the cake came out well and everyone enjoyed, we also had the camp fire going on. Mudassar and Shrinivas  exchanged some BASC programs and Trek stories, which were very interesting. At about 2AM the fire started dying and temperature started dropping. I didn't wanted to sleep as I wanted to make sure that I am up at sunrise. Still we had a small nap in freezing cold.

DSCN2581When I woke I saw George's silhouette at the door right in front of me. We were very happy to see that fire hadn’t died completely so we enjoyed it for some more time. Around 6AM we reached the peak where it was freeze cold. We had to hide behind a rock to avoid the chilly winds. After sometime we had some clicks and then we started descending. While on our way back, we lost track of the correct path which delayed the plan a bit. But overall it was a nice experience.

Written by: Vivek V V

Post - 3

DSCN2585 It was a wonderful trek with BASC. Trekking in moonlight has always enthralled me. In short, it's a beautiful memory of playing dumb charades in train with loads of fun, a moonlight dinner over bed of rocks, trekking in the moon-lit trail to the temple, cold windy night, incinerating the remnants of doors and windows from the temple (that we eventually rejoiced as 'Camp fire'), birthday celebration of Ravindra, inspiring/scaring experiences of Mudassar's OG ventures, exploring the camping place with less than 100m visibility etc...

Our struggle to find the way back to the village in the morning mist engulfed us all around, truly added some fun and we ended up doing little exploration in a small over-night trek! It was an icing on the cake.

Thank you guys for making this trek delightful. This will always make me feel exuberant whenever I take a look at that full moon and contemplate about my next moonlight trek to relive every moment! Happy trekking!


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Written by: Abhishek

Image Gallery: Akash, Vivek V V, Abhishek

Composed by: Jithendra B N

Event organized by: Mudassar

Event Date: 18th January 2014

The Crew: Srikanth BK, Preetham G Raj, Devchand, Nishit Desai, Srujan, Shailesh Thakur, Deepika Muthusamy, Abhishek Gupta, Guru Prakash, Akshar Kowlani, Prawin, Surabhi, Sanjay Kumar, Badrinath Padhy, Ravindra Tiwari, Piyush Jain,Vivek V Velankar, Jyothsna, George, Mudassar.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The final 12 out of around 25+ entries from different participants which they took during different events organized by Bangalore Ascenders.
The complete set has been published in,
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Included those in its order,
# 1: Patadakallu
Entry Id: clicks2013-23
Image By: Shivakumar S Gowda
Location: Patadakallu
Description about the Image: f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO-100, Focal length-18mm
Event name in which image was took: Photography Trip to Badami, Aihole & Pattadakallu: BAP-1 on 6th & 7th Jul 2013