Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Savandurga Surge (13 Feb 2011)

Every rock in savandurga has its own story.
Firstly, i am very much thankful for my friends who re-scheduled the schedule from saturday to Sunday only for me.

Participants :
  1. Srikanth, 
  2. Sandeep, 
  3. Yashdeep Sant, 
  4. Latesh Pawar & 
  5. Yoga narasimha / Swamiji / Sriswamiji .. 
  6. < Still not yet met >
Reason : In search of  "a better place to fall away from"
Buzzing Horns in Traffic
Tension from all corner
Crazy & Noisy crowds
Work pressure cookers
And Many more.( You too know the reasons )

We said a big bye to Bangalore at 9:00 AM and
Hello to Savandurga around 10:30 AM

In middle, we stopped at Big banyan tree (for breakfast) and near a lake on the way to savandurga (for photo-shoot)
Lake on the Way to savandurga
From Savandurga Base, we started our climbing session after drinking tender coconuts.
As we climbed 15 - 20 % of the peak, Our ancestors within us started showing their stunts..and results are below.
This is the time, we met our 6th participant "Kishor Jagirdar"
A stranger who became friend & participant,  
"because of frequency match".
Kishor was here with his troop of students & since he was slow, he had advised his students to not wait for him..

We continued with chatters that mattered all the way along with the new participant.
Except me & swamiji , others started climbing the peak in hard way...by rapling on a steep rock.
(We did not take chance, Since we had hard earned DSLR's with us..)
One of the old fort on top of hill
Kishor's team
We were about to reach our destination (Just 20 min Away).. Again second part of ancestor show-up started
Finally we reached our destination.
Mantap on top of hill
Basavanna, Watching from top
Panorama of hill down view from top.
And i completed my task of breaking a rock.into two pieces..
Finally, Broke the rock apart.
After a quick snack session, we headed back to base of peak by following our shadows.
From Left : Sandeep (me), Swamiji, Latesh, Srikanth, Kishor & Yashdeep

After reaching base..
Exchanged the end note with our new companion and headed back to Bangalore with a hope of coming back again with super schedule of night trek.
On the way SUN gave us a warm & colorful  closing of cheerful trek.

PICTURES : https://picasaweb.google.com/kbsandeep.it/Savandurga#

Srikanth's PHOTOS & BLOG


  1. The cover page just steals the show..it just reminds me, the China Gate cover page..and also Sholay.

    This is superb compilation of snaps and snoopy moments...nicely written, nicely composed, and nicely presented...

    Sun is getting in to Depth of blogging..Hurray

  2. Sandeep good job, we got one more script writer
    as u already received a good comment from the gr8
    SriKANTH, so no need to say anything .....
    and as usual superb snap compilation.

  3. Those 4 pics at the end....awesome!