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Old 3rd October 2010, 20:30   #1
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Welcome

We gladly invite your participation for the greatest adrenalin pumping adventure happening in November 27th Saturday 2010 “Great Mountain Challenge”. Man and Machine pitted together against the toughest terrains Mother Earth provides. The trail is guaranteed to be difficult and only the toughest of you will come out unscathed.

The Great Mountain Challenge aims at bringing together the various off road enthusiasts in the country and to promote the adventure spirit of this sport. GMC intends to be an annual event, which integrates and upholds the love of the sport and the thrill of the challenge. This year the opening of GMC is with an adventure OTR, but will evolve into competitive OTR’s in the coming years.
Every 4x4 lover and fans who find themselves able to take on the challenge are invited to the flag off event.

Event Dates and agenda:


26th Nov evening reporting at Anand Resort – Koviloor , Vattavada - Munnar
27th Nov Event date
9:00 Flag off from Anand Resort
12:30 Lunch on the trail
19:30 Back to the base camp
20:30 Barbecue party

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God’s own Country “MUNNAR”.

The trail is in Munnar, 42 kms towards top station, Kovillor village and Vattavada town which is the highest motorable road south of Himalayas. The stretch is a combination of private property and forestland, with mud / rock / ruts and heavy inclines. As the trail enters into forestland, we may come across wild animals ( India gaur / fox / wild boar).
The climatic condition will be cold and misty. The temperature would vary from 25 degree to 8 degree.

Event Spec & Rules and Regulations:

1.Great Mountain Challenge is a non-competitive event.
2.Drive in a convoy as per the grouping of the vehicles.
3.No overtaking from the convoy.
4.Stopping on the trail only on the specified spots for refreshments and photography.
5.Group marshals will spot / guide and recover the vehicles.
6.Marshals will have the right to debar any vehicles during the event for any unsafe act / driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
7.No littering on the trail.
8.Joint effort to be taken to keep the pristine nature of forest intact.

Registration Details
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This event is non-profitable venture. The intention is to promote the off road experience among the 4x4 enthusiasts.
Participation is limited to 40 vehicles.
Registration fee Rs 1500/- per head.
(Registration formalities will be intimated shortly)

Welcome
Kit - GMC Shirt / Cap and Vehicle number stickers.

Organizing Team:

Robinson Sebastian
Shibu Varghese
Parvez Moosa

For more details: Contact no: 09986512041 (Robinson)

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Hi Robinson,

This is a great Initiative, and really looking forward to this becoming a competitive off-road event.

I have one suggestion.

Please keep the off-road bit 2-3Days. Other wise driving up for just one day off-road, does not justify the logistics for people coming from far.

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Hi Robinson,

This is a great Initiative, and really looking forward to this becoming a competitive off-road event.

I have one suggestion.

Please keep the off-road bit 2-3Days. Other wise driving up for just one day off-road, does not justify the logistics for people coming from far.

Regards,

Arka
Hi Arka,

Thank you for your suggestion. We do have plans to keep it for two days. The 2nd day 28th will be optional, as its going to be really extreme. Participants will have the choice to take part or opt out.

Will look forward for your inputs for the competitive OTR in the future.


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Robi,

I agree to what arka said,

Bombay boys are planning to come down too but driving for one day doesnt make sense to any of us.

We want to make best out of this trip.

If you need any help from our end then please feel free.

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Robi,

I agree to what arka said,

Bombay boys are planning to come down too but driving for one day doesnt make sense to any of us.

We want to make best out of this trip.

If you need any help from our end then please feel free.

Regards
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Devang,

Will do our best to make sure you guys have one of the best OTR experience. Looking forwards to see you guys in Munnar.
We have planned two tracks for the event for both the days. The 2nd one will be bit challenging for the LWB vehicles.

Sure will get in touch with you for suggestions. Thanks mate.

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Robi,

Extreme Offroaders will be there 99%. I'm in touch with Shibu regarding this.
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Please find below the total list of vehicles and participants;

1. UBS - CJ
2. Shibu Varghese - Defender 90
3. Khan Sultan - Gypsy
4. Jaggu - CJ
5. Rajesh Narayanan - 540
6. Suresh Stephan - Armada or CJ
7. Sreeraj unnithan - 540
8. SwastikViji - 550
9. Sam Kurien - Invader
10. Kurien Kurien - CJ
11. Binu - 540
12. Tinku - 540
13. Allen - Gypsy
14. Devang - Gypsy
15 Tejas - (Vehicle to be confirmed)
16. Mansoor - 540
17. Kuttan - CJ
18. Jose - Invader
19. Benji - CJ
20.Jayesh - 540
21.Parvez - 550
23.Robinson - Invader

Will update the list, as per the confirmation.
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Add me to the list

Akaash - Gypsy
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Where are the Chennai boys? I don't see Arka and gang in this list.

EDIT:

How far is Munnar from Cochin? I may "borrow" my classic then in case i don't get my new 4x4 by november.

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Akaash, will do that.

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Where are the Chennai boys? I don't see Arka and gang in this list.

EDIT:

How far is Munnar from Cochin? I may "borrow" my classic then in case i don't get my new 4x4 by november.
Am sure Arka has initiated discussion with his team.

Try your best to get your new machine. Can have a exciting maiden trip. And am sure its gonna be a cake walk in any track.

Cochin - Munnar / Vattavada is about 170 kms.
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Hi Robinson,

This is a great Initiative, and really looking forward to this becoming a competitive off-road event.
I have one suggestion.
Please keep the off-road bit 2-3Days. Other wise driving up for just one day off-road, does not justify the logistics for people coming from far.
Regards,Arka
Dear Arka, Thanks for your wishes. We understand that its not worth driving so long for a one day event. So as Robinson mentioned we had thought about it and kept an event for day 2 aswell. But its optional so that only who wants can participate.Hope to see you and your team in Munnar.

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Robi,
I agree to what arka said, Bombay boys are planning to come down too but driving for one day doesnt make sense to any of us.We want to make best out of this trip.If you need any help from our end then please feel free.
RegardsDevang
Dear Devang, Dont worry bro we have something exciting for you on Day 2 aswell. I am sure it will be worth the drive and we will make sure you guys get the best out of it.
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Robi,
Extreme Offroaders will be there 99%. I'm in touch with Shibu regarding this.
Dear Tejas, Thanks for the quick confirmation from the EXO team.
Looking forward to see you with your new ride.

Cheers
Shibu /Robinson /Parvez
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I am in with my mm550. looking forward to the event. Cheers
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Hi Robinson,

hiSunil in Gurkha ST + 1

Cheers
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Dear Arka, Thanks for your wishes. We understand that its not worth driving so long for a one day event. So as Robinson mentioned we had thought about it and kept an event for day 2 aswell. But its optional so that only who wants can participate.Hope to see you and your team in Munnar.
Hi Shibu & Robinson,

Please Clarify the following regarding the itinerary.

Nov 26 - Reporting/Registering/Assemble -
WHERE?
WILL Accommodation be provided?
is it included in the Registration fees?

Nov 27 - Day#1 off-road (Does the Registration Fees include night stay?)

Nov 28 - Day#2 details for 28th
What are the off-road details for Day#2?
What are the accommodation details?
What are the additional expenses?

I'm asking these questions as it is difficult to get accommodation in Munnar, If we need to make our own arrangement, we can start work right away.

What is the last date for Registration & making Payment.

Regards,

Arka

PS - @ Tejas, you will see us on the list when we can give 100% confirmation
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Roby, Shibu,

Santosh - CJ340 (no pax as of now)... Please add me to the list. Will await further details to payment/accom etc.
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