Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Dope On The Rope- Waterfall Rappelling at Vihi Waterfall, Kasara


Some say I am crazy, some say I am insane,
The style how I treat myself,
Is my own way towards bliss;
I attain it, facing my fears and stabbing my pain.


I recently went for 120 feet waterfall rappelling with Trek Mates India at Vihi Waterfall (also known as Vihigaon Waterfall), Kasara, near Mumbai. The experience was absolutely superlative. A group of 28, led by Puneet Karmarkar.  

Fact File:

Vihigaon Waterfall is near Vihigaon, Kasara. It is just 10- 12 km drive from Kasara. The waterfall is located in deep forest. The place is an ideal spot for rappelling. A place must visit for waterfall and nature lovers.

This waterfall is also called Ashoka waterfall due to the fact that few scenes of the Shahrukh – Kareena starrer movie "Asoka" were shot near the waterfall

Vihigaon has no facility for food and accomodation. Hence, one needs to carry some food or snacks. 

The Event:

Rappelling also called Abseiling, is a controlled descent off a vertical drop such as a rock face or a cliff using an anchored rope.

The event was organized by Trek Mates India in association with Adventure 7, an organization with well equipped team with experience in outdoors, of training and developing different organizations, schools and colleges in and around Mumbai. They have a team of certified and trained instructors/outdoor educators with mountaineering courses from renowned institutes in India.

We were introduced to basics of rappelling and rappelling equipments by the Adventure 7 team before starting off.

Below are few snaps from the event.


The Introduction

The Teaching and Learning

The Class

Get Ready For The Action

The Start From Top

The Patch Too Slippery

Mission Accomplished

The Helping Hand

The Fun Galore

Timepass
Puneet- Our Leader- Ready For The Leap

Puneet

The Group
Can't Get Over Selfie- Obsession

Collective
** Click on the pictures for better resolution

Picture Credits- Apoorva Bhatt

Share your thoughts with me at dipanwiita@gmail.com

22 comments:

  1. Woooowwwwwiieeeee...this looks so so much fun...like i want to do it now :) and the pics are awesome babe! Loved it to bits :)

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    1. Thank u sweetheart. It was thrilling. You must definitely try this out. :)

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  2. Sounds quite exciting. The pictures add to the thrill. Thanks for sharing.

    Ami @ http://thrillingtravel.blogspot.in/

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  3. Just awesome....experience of lifetime, I suppose. You had a great time....��

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  4. Hi, Dipanwita! Liked the inspiration beginning and beautiful pics with lovely description. Seems you had lots of fun. :)

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    1. Thank u for stopping by Ravish. Glad you liked it. It was indeed a great experience. :)

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  5. Wow, that was some fun experience!! thanks for the share another in my list!! :)

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    1. Yay!! I am happy I was able to influence you (wink). Datta you should try I am 110% sure you would enjoy it :)

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  6. Wow! This is so adventurous. Want to try it someday! :)

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  7. Must have been so much fun!!

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    1. Yes it indeed was. The only thing missing was the full fledged waterfall...but it was good. :)

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    2. Cascading down the cascade...awesome..a lifetime experience ..lovely

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    3. Cascading down the cascade...awesome..a lifetime experience ..lovely

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  8. You did that, wow! Must be exhausting. I did tree top hoping this winter and I had body ache for two days. This one is all the more rigorous and strenuous, as you pull your body weight up. Kudos to you, girl.

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    1. This is not very strenuous Saru. You can try for small heights first and then go for higher ones. We cascade down while rappelling so the entire body weight is on the harness and rope. Very Safe.

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  9. Nice one. Thanks for sharing these pictures. The wealthiest state in India, Maharashtra (State of Maharashtra) is a travellers' paradise given the plethora of attractions it possess, both popular and offbeat. The rich cultural and religious diversity of the state reflects the deep embedded integrity. Check out all waterfalls in Maharashtra also.

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