"A mountaineer is driven by the motives which defy rational explanation" the line from the Harish Kapadia book- Trek the Sahyadris, explains the reason behind climbing mountains. For me, having born and brought-up in a mountaineering family, travelling and trekking became a discipline. Through this blog I wish to put forward my experiences (forts, mountains, caves, cities etc). Feel free to ask for further explanation if needed. Use the tabs-bar below to browse through different pages.
It was Rangapanchami (रंगपंचमी) on 7th March and in order to avoid the wild, drunken and boisterous celebrations around the city, I decided to join Amey and others on a climbing trip to Manori Beach near Gorai. I met Amey at Gorai Jetty at ~ 8.00 AM and we set off to our destination. Swapnil Jadhav, Shyam Thanawala, Ganesh Shinde and Varhad were waiting for us there. Later Rahul Patil, Neha More, young Kartik, PC and tai also joined us. This time we even managed to climb the overhang route. I climbed that on my second attempt. Swapnil left us transfixed with his jaw-dropping dyno. Everyone climbed till the heart was fully contented. We even celebrated (peaceful) Rangapanchami here. PC had purchased the colors while on his way here. Everyone's target was young Kartik Ayare. God knows how many times he entered the sea to wash the colors off his face.
Check out the short video trailer of our visit there. Enjoy -