Great Hyderabad Adventure Club (GHAC) is a registered Not For Profit Organisation (NPO) with the Government of India, vide Section 25 licence number :101681. We are based in Hyderabad city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Our Club membership comprises of like minded individuals who take part in outdoor adventure and nature connecting activities throughout the year.
Diyanat Ali, founder and chief organizer of the club developed an interest for adventure when he was a child and has been a member of the NCC. After the term with NCC he didn’t let go of his love for adventure and turned it into a full fledged hobby. Together with a small group of friends, Diyanat would go on regular treks and participate in adventure activities whenever time permitted, till May 2008, when he came up with an idea of starting a club for like minded people who were keen on adventure. After a period of research and experimenting, he choose the meetup platform, at a time when the website was hardly known to few. He took the risk and started a meetup website www.ghac.in.
GHAC has a Purpose, a Cause and a reason to Exist. GHAC exists because we believe in the power of adventure and mother nature. In the process We change lives. Everyday We make a difference to someone. We touch hearts. We make people feel good and happy. We make people confident, courageous, Healthy and better persons. We get like minded citizens and friends together as a community.
GHAC exists to add value to many lives and add life to the community. Thats what we mean when we say "Get More Out Of Life"
GHAC belongs to its members. It is totally volunteer based club. We have a team of 100 trained volunteers, who are called outdoor group leaders, and known as organisers on the meetup website platform. They have been chosen for their ability to lead a group and serve selflessly. The club actively looks out for experienced members who love to share their passion and give back to the community.
The experienced and trained organisers conduct a range of adventure activities from Rock climbing, Rappelling, Bouldering, Water Rafting, Sea sailing, Trekking, Jungle Treks, Scaling hillocks, Camping, Caving, Mountain Climbing, Para Sailing, Scuba Diving, Exploring new places and anything that spells & smells of adventure & outdoors.
"GET MORE OUT OF LIFE"
The club’s philosophy "GET MORE OUT OF LIFE" prompts us to venture out in the wilderness, mostly on weekends. Participation in the club activities is open to everyone, irrespective of gender, caste, creed, religion or economic status of any individual, subject to the participation requirements of an activity. The club activities are for both, the novice who wants to get started, for the amateur who wants to experiment and for the professional who want to share. Everyone with a good sense of team spirit and passion to know the world and self more thru adventure is welcome.
The Club's Mission is to get people together for the purposes of:
Promote Adventure activities in Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh.
Nature Study, Awareness, Care and Conservation.
Bring adventure activity to the poor and underprivileged children.
Provide assistance to the society during natural calamities.
The age limit for joining us and participation is :
Adults (18 - 60 Years) - can participate at free will.
Junior II (13-17 Years) - will need parent or guardian's written consent for participation.
Junior I (6-12 years) - can only participate along with a parent or a guardian.
Club's Core Executive Leadership Team
The Core Executive Leadership Team is the decision and policy making body of the club and consists of experienced outdoor group leaders with their respective nominated roles and responsibilities in conducting adventure activities, volunteers training, organisers mentoring, and monitoring of all other required standard operating protocol associated with field activities. This Team consists of the following outdoor group leaders.
Diyanat Ali : Club Founder & Chief Organiser.
Col Rajeev Sharma : Co-Organiser & Outdoors Survival Skills Chief Trainer.
Deepam Morporia : Co-Organiser & All Adventure Activities Safety Evaluator.
Dr. Vibha: Co-Organiser & Medical Advisor.
Ranga Rao : Co-Organiser & Climbing Team Lead.
Keku : Co-Organiser & Wilderness Survival Trainer.
Goutham Yabaluri : Co-Organiser & Trekking Team Lead.
Naveen Kanakalandi : Co-Organiser & High Altitude Trekking Team Lead.
Sukumar Raghavendra: Co-Organiser & Hiking Team Lead.
Srikanth Rao : Co-Organiser & Equipments Quaility Safety Team Lead.
Padmaja.P : Co-Organiser & Members Communications Lead.
Suresh Kochattil : Co-Organiser & Club PR Team Lead.
Arun Raj : Co-Organiser & Wilderness Trekking and Survival Trainer.
Javed Razack : Club's General Counsel.
Rajani Potheneni -Travel and Leisure
Maneesh KP - Accounts
Farida Sultana - Membership & Feedback
GHAC Travel and Leisure Club Guidelines