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Old 11th November 2010, 16:30   #76
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Dear Participants,

Please find attached the day one trail map.

Great Mountain Challenge - Munnar (Kerala) 3rd/4th Dec 2010! Cancelled!-gmc-day-one-trail-map.jpg

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- Four member crew from Fast Track will join us for the TV coverage
Travel Bird Magazine - One photographer
GMC photographer - Mr Saji is our official photographer for the event.

Day one detailed agenda:

26th Evening / Night all the participants to report at Anand Resort (base camp).
(Participants staying at different resorts to reach the base camp on 27th morning sharp 8:00am)

27th 8:00am (after Break fast) all the participants to assemble in front the Anand Resort.

8:00 to 8:30 am
All participants to collect the welcome kit (Shirt / Cap / vehicle number stickers / sponsor stickers / lunch coupons and trash plastic bags)
Participants to ware the GMC shirt and stick the stickers in their respective vehicles before 830am

830 to 9:00 am
Short brief on day one trail by the organizers.
Instructions on grouping of vehicles
Group Marshals briefing
Recovery and break up service briefing

9:00 Am Flag off

12:30 to 1:30 - Lunch Break on the cliff of the mountain

4:30: 5:00pm - Short Break at the open ground

7:00pm - Reach the base camp

8:00pm - Start of the barbecue party (Participants to pay only for the dinner)
We plan to run off road videos during the party both competition and adventure. We welcome any contributions from the participants. Request all to bring those files in the pen driver.

Request all of us to wide up latest by 12. As we will be starting the day two trail by 10:00am.

Details of Day two trail will be posted shortly.

Note: The above mentioned timing could change depending on the break downs and challenges to clear the obstacles. Hence we request all the participants to be on time at the assemble point.
We will allow maximum three try per vehicle for any obstacle, considering the time line.

Call us or write back for any further clarification.

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Bangalore boyz... less than a week to go
Please put down your interested/intended time of leaving Bangy.

a) Thursday morning
b) Thursday late evening
c) Friday early morning

I know Jaggu warned me, but I am still optimistic

Bombay Boyz... Are your trucks/drives finalized? When are you going to arrival at bangalore? Your arrival here can pan into the departure time from bangy.
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Bombay Boyz... Are your trucks/drives finalized? When are you going to arrival at bangalore? Your arrival here can pan into the departure time from bangy.
Trucking is turning out to be expensive so everyone is gonna drive down.

We are still figuring out the route to take and need to come to a consensus on when to leave.
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My plan is as below:
25th noon 1:00 pm leave Bangalore, via Thoppur Meetur Bhavani night stay @ Coimbatore TN hotel
26th morning 6:00 leave Coimb, B-fast @ Pollachi Saravana Bhavan, reach Valparai, Take the Solaiyar Dam route to Chalakudy then Lunch at Kothamangalam reach Munnar by evening.

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My plan is as below:
25th noon 1:00 pm leave Bangalore, via Thoppur Meetur Bhavani night stay @ Coimbatore TN hotel
26th morning 6:00 leave Coimb, B-fast @ Pollachi Saravana Bhavan, reach Valparai, Take the Solaiyar Dam route to Chalakudy then Lunch at Kothamangalam reach Munnar by evening.

Cheers
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Now which route is this?

I thought the closest from Coimbatore is
Coimbatore- Pollachi- Udumalpet-Marayoor- Munnar.

Around 150 kms.

The route is picturesque all along the way with drastic change in geography.

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I thought the closest from Coimbatore is
Coimbatore- Pollachi- Udumalpet-Marayoor- Munnar.
Benny,

Sunils route is a intended-longer one just for adventure and exploring new roads.

When are you planning to hit udumalpet? May be we can catch up there. I am planning udumalpet on friday morning. How about you?

@Tejas - Ok, will watch out for your plans. Please post it here once finalized.
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Beejay,for you that is the shortest route.For sunil i guess he is covering valpari and the forest route to see athirapalli waterfalls etc and reaching munnar is actually a very very long drive.he can take a deveiation from avinashi to pollachi and enter into valpari and from there drive to amaravathi which is in chinnar -udumalpett route and reching munnar is the best if he can miss the forest trail at sholayar.

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Trucking is turning out to be expensive so everyone is gonna drive down.

We are still figuring out the route to take and need to come to a consensus on when to leave.
Normally, the military officers here shift base during this time. I saw container trucks this morning too assembled in the defence area. These trucks are used to ship their cars back home.
These trucks are mostly MH registered and from up north. I am not sure where they arrive from. I will try to find out today. Should work cheap if they are coming down empty.
But, is there time now?

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When are you planning to hit udumalpet? May be we can catch up there. I am planning udumalpet on friday morning. How about you?
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Beejay,for you that is the shortest route.For sunil i guess he is covering valpari and the forest route to see athirapalli waterfalls etc and reaching munnar is actually a very very long drive.he can take a deveiation from avinashi to pollachi and enter into valpari and from there drive to amaravathi which is in chinnar -udumalpett route and reching munnar is the best if he can miss the forest trail at sholayar.

Raj
Santosh, I am leaving on Friday morning from Coimbatore. Do not have any fixed plans as yet. Will just go as it comes, I enjoy these kind of drives, especially in the Jeep and the Pollachi route is just mind blowing, with all those huge wind mills and all.

Trust me, you don want to wait for me. Coming with a friend who is joining along mainly for the liquid pitstops on route. Im looking forward to it too.

For sure you will see us in some "restaurant" or the road. Will call you once I hit that stretch.

Thanks Raj, so I am going the right route.

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Hi robinson/Shibu,
Can a new Major 4wd with AT Geolander do this terrain, im bit worried with poor ground clearence..
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Well till the time the 4*4 is in action there nothing to worry,

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Hi robinson/Shibu,
Can a new Major 4wd with AT Geolander do this terrain, im bit worried with poor ground clearence..
Well it is a days drive from bangalore to munnar, The best route is through udmalpet & before reaching munnar town you have the road to matupatty dam which head to towards the base camp & one will be there before sunset

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Santosh, I am leaving on Friday morning from Coimbatore. Do not have any fixed plans as yet. Will just go as it comes, I enjoy these kind of drives, especially in the Jeep and the Pollachi route is just mind blowing, with all those huge wind mills and all.

Trust me, you don want to wait for me. Coming with a friend who is joining along mainly for the liquid pitstops on route. Im looking forward to it too.

For sure you will see us in some "restaurant" or the road. Will call you once I hit that stretch.

Thanks Raj, so I am going the right route.

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Hi robinson/Shibu,
Can a new Major 4wd with AT Geolander do this terrain, im bit worried with poor ground clearence..

Rajith,

Major is capable vehicle, it can climb this terrain, need to be little careful for the fuel tank.

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Well it is a days drive from bangalore to munnar, The best route is through udmalpet & before reaching munnar town you have the road to matupatty dam which head to towards the base camp & one will be there before sunset
Any landmark to take the left turn? And by base camp you mean the resort?

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Hi robinson/Shibu,
Can a new Major 4wd with AT Geolander do this terrain, im bit worried with poor ground clearence..
Rightly pointed out by Robinson. And also watch for the silencer pipe.

Seriously Rajith, its time you did something about that.
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Roby,

Please post directions from Munnar town to the resort. IIRC it is on the road to top slip, right? But where to deviate/proceed from the top slip point?
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Please find below the base camp direction map.

Great Mountain Challenge - Munnar (Kerala) 3rd/4th Dec 2010! Cancelled!-base-camp-map.jpg


Munnar to Base camp 46 Kms

Direction - Munnar - Mattupatti -Top Station - Vattavada - Koviloor Village

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