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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jan 31: BMC's One Day Trek and Cave Exploring at Antargange 
One Day Trek and Cave Exploring at Antargange - [31st Jan 2009] - Registration is On
Sixty kilometers from Bengaluru, Anthargange in Kolar is a hill range with huge volcanic rocks and boulders scattered all over.  Thorny shrubs cover the hill, while there is dense plantation forest at the base.  Flight of steps, halfway the hill leads to an ancient temple.  The spring at this temple is claimed to wash off your sins.  The forty-five minutes hill climbing will keep you panting for breath and opens up for an extensive and beautiful green plateau on the top. 

Kolar town, the headquarters of this district was formerly known as Kuvalala. Kolar was the first capital of the Gangas, till about the 4th century A.D. In 1004 A.D., the Cholas annexed Kolar with their empire. Later, Kolar came under the Vijayanagar empire, before being taken over by the British in 1768.  In 1792, Kolar was given to Tippu Sultan, by the British. Haidar Ali of Mysore was born around 1722 in the tiny village of Budikote, near Kolar. Haidar Ali died in 1782 during the Mysore Wars. His body was embalmed and lay in state for four months before being moved to a mausoleum built by his son, Tipu Sultan, in the middle of a garden on the island of Srirangapatam.Anthargange is an ideal location for light trek, rock climbing and camping.  Big and small boulders have heaped to form cave like formations offering exhilarating network of cave exploration activity.

Distance: From Bangalore: 60 km
Route: Bangalore - Old Madras Road - Kollar - Antargange

Difficulty level: Moderate combination of plain walk + climbing.
Tentative Schedule: 3rd Aug 2008

07:00AM – 1st Pickup from Symphony Theater, MG Road.
07:15AM – 2nd Pickup from Domlur Bus stop, Airport road.
07:40AM - 3rd Pickup from K R Puram Bus stop.
               On the way Breakfast, Pack Lunch parcels.
10:30AM - Reach Antargange, briefing, Start trek.
01:00PM – Explore caves, Reach the peak, Lunch, rest, explore.
04:00PM – Start climbing down.
06:00PM – Depart to Bangalore
08:00PM – Reach Bangalore, get drops at the same place as pickup.

To Carry:
- Personal medication (if any)
- Day bag back
- Water bottles (enough to carry at least 2 liters of water)
- A torch with new batteries. (must in case of emergency)
- Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucon-D, etc).
- Rain gear.
- Camera.
Read thru Cancellation Policy page, just in case you have to cancel participation.

Important points to be noted before registering

Participation Fees: Rs. 500.00
Above charges includes: Transport, 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, Evening Snacks, First aid kit, safety gears, guide, permission charges and miscellaneous.

For any clarification email me at neeraj @, after 6pm you can call me at 9980761262/9341961262

Bank Name Axis Bank
Account Holder Bangalore Mountaineering Club
Account Type Saving
Bank Account Number 300010100030913
Branch Marathahalli
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BMC Office Address
No, 69, K. R. Garden, 3rd Main,
Bank colony, Murgeshpalya,
Vimanapura Post, Bangalore - 560017

Airport Road -> ISRO office Signal - > Wing Tunnel Road -> Left turn from Airport compound wall -> Left turn to KR Garden 3rd Main -> Left hand side 3rd House.
See MAP for detailed route
- You can visit above address to swipe the card. OR
- To save the hassle of driving all the way for payment, we have enabled facility of accepting payment via phone. Call one of the phone number (9341961262 / 9980761262 / 9902027262), Give your Credit Card details and done. Do not forget to ask for Transaction Ref No.
In order to pay by phone, we need your confirmation email in following format to
I <Name>, authorize Bangalore Mountaineering Club to charge Rs. <Amount> to my Credit card # <Last 4 Digits only> for <Event Name>.

Please transfer the Participation fees before you register.

Register for this event now

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