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Old 30th March 2009, 13:47   #31
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hello NIOC members,
You guys seem to have loads of fun. Was this the same site you visited last time? The climb seems to have become a challenge of sorts with most modern and hardcore offroaders failing to cross it.
We had similar climb in palar yesterday. Only a gypsy could clear it later MM550 and Land cruiser made it after several attempts.

good show:-)
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Old 30th March 2009, 15:06   #32
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Hi,

Since all report has been given, I am putting up few pics.

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Old 30th March 2009, 15:42   #33
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Hey Rahul,
how was y'r Gurkha at the OTR? It was nice meeting you and your vehicle that day.
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Old 30th March 2009, 15:46   #34
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Since all report has been given, I am putting up few pics.
Oh, just noticed, what is the contraption fixed to this jeep on the front ?? Is it a camera for recording?

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Old 30th March 2009, 16:11   #35
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Oh, just noticed, what is the contraption fixed to this jeep on the front ?? Is it a camera for recording?


Hi,

Its a tow hook and not a camera.

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Old 30th March 2009, 16:17   #36
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The hill was steep, and sandy. Luckily only 4 vehicles had passed, and the sand had not gotten too loose, and with some drama and spinning tires, we made it to the top.
I parked away, and came back with the cam, only to see the jeeps struggling.
The ruts had deepened, and the sand had loosened, and rescue was underway
A stuck jeep
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One by one the Jeeps came.
Take runup
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Get stuck, and then get winched out
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The mighty landy was unstoppable.
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Hill? What Hill? Its the expressway
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Lakshmans jeep beached
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The Gurkha also got beached. However no difflocks had been engaged, otherwise she would have come through
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another jeep making the ascent
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anil has more pics of this ascent. Roshun and Anil... Your pics please!

We reached the Banyan tree, and it was time to move to the second tougher leg.
I was worrying, because my rear tire had a bulge. It had withstood the test of sand, but second trail may have rocks, and I initially contemplated changing the tire.

But in the end, I went on with the bulged tire. Damn those bridgestones. Sometimes they burst, sometimes they come up with bulges.....
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Old 30th March 2009, 16:18   #37
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Its a tow hook and not a camera.

Cheers

Sarvinder
To elaborate further, this two hook enables driver less towing, suppose you want to take vehicle to a distant place for OTR etc.,
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Old 30th March 2009, 16:31   #38
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wow nice pics Tanveer, any pics of your Truck climbing up

Wow the Landy seems totally at home
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Old 30th March 2009, 16:35   #39
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wow nice pics Tanveer, any pics of your Truck climbing up
Roshun and Anil have those pics. Guys please post!

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Wow the Landy seems totally at home
Yup, it was like a Lazboy recliner for the landy. It seemed to be wondering where is the OTR

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Old 30th March 2009, 19:10   #40
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Default The second leg

This was a lot tougher.
Firstly there were rocks, and I was afraid to take the side bulging tire.
So I slowly followed everybody
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The villagers were pretty amused
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Thorns were another big worry for me. Who wants to get the sides scratched!
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but somehow I made it, after lot of manual rock lifting etc.,
I shied away from rest of the challenges, where everybody was trying to get stuck
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It would me more fun to take a jeep down there. So I went with harjeev. Thanks mate!
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I got stuck, and had to be winched out
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Successful winching!
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Driving a jeep was a relevation.
The steering was so hard that you don't need gyms. It was basic.. and it worked.
No worries.
I finally understand whats point and shoot


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Old 30th March 2009, 20:57   #41
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Tanveer,
Great pictures and narration. Give me a day and I'll get the whole set of pics from Anil and put them up here. End-of-year stuff has got me bogged down at work. The office is one place that a 4x4 won't work... only a 24x7 will . (Sorry for the P.J)

Cheers,
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To elaborate further, this two hook enables driver less towing, suppose you want to take vehicle to a distant place for OTR etc.,
Hi Guys,

Well explained tsk 1979.

In short, its called a "fixed tow" !

Cheers
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Great OTR Reports. Well it would be a charm if could relate names to faces as well..... would anyone around like to take the task and point out names of the BHPians in pics??
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Old 31st March 2009, 17:46   #44
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Much though I would love to, I'm deterred by the fact that it is always held on a Saturday and I work all 6 days a week and sometimes 7 days too.

Next time will try my best to.

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Thanks GD sir. Someone at the OTR mentioned that you would be joining us for the OTR. I was hoping to meet you in person!!!
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Well explained tsk 1979.

In short, its called a "fixed tow" !

Cheers
But where did you find the receiver ball hook to tow it. The ones that are available behind the Scorpio or the Pajero look pathetic, and seems like they would'nt handle the load. The Scorpio's hook is nothing but a joke.
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