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.
Hear the GHAC story by the GHAC Founder Diyanat Ali speaking at TedXDeccan July 2011
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 particpation 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.
GHAC Hyderabad Nature Our Nature Connecting meetup group for all natural flora & fauna appreciation activities.
GHAC Social Our meetup with community care initiatives and social cause help activities.
GHAC Wiki GHAC Wiki is a knowledge base and Info bank on adventure, adventure sports, outdoors and lots of adventure related info. The wiki is still work in progress and volunteers are invited to enrich the contents. Interested members apply at http://wiki.ghac.in... and contribute in this initiative.
* Now Get Twitter updates from GHAC via SMS by texting "follow hydadventure" to 53000 from any mobile in India.
GHAC Newsletter Editorial Team Members :Farida Sultana, Suresh K, Diyanat Ali, Rajini, Harshal Mahajan and Natasha Bali. Do Read Our Previous Newsletters online at this link below: *GHAC Monthly Newsletters Archive*
Members are invited to send their meetup experience with GHAC, in a writeup with photographs or share thier blog page with our newsletter editor on : editor(at)ghac.in or to suresh(at)ghac.in
GET MORE OUT OF LIFE … be a part of the movement The following volunteering oppurtunities (see this page :http://www.ghac.in/vo...) are open with the club, If you are interested in volunteering, for exploring, planning, organising adventure and nature connecting activities with GHAC, please get in touch with us. By filling up and submitting this online form http://tinyurl.com/6h...
GHAC is being encouraged by the Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh for all its efforts to promote adventure in the state & country, and for the yeomen service being done of connecting the citizens of the twin cities with natural outdoors.
Contact us By Email: info (at) ghac.in
For Press & Media Only Monday - Saturday (10 AM - 8 PM) Diyanat - 9885039230 Suresh - 9849011006 Email: pr (at) ghac.in
For All other Queries Phones: Monday - Saturday (10 AM - 8 PM) Office: 040 23350008 Diyanat Ali: 9885039230 Padmaja: 9391396859
Our Operations Office Address:We call it our city base camp Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 8-2-350/B/B, A.K Enclave Compound, Road No 3, Banjara Hills. Landmark: Lane next to Pizza Corner Phone: 040 23350008 Map: http://g.co/maps/8k5q...
Regd Address (For Postal Correspondence Only) Great Hyderabad Adventure Club (GHAC) H.No 10-5-28/405, Masabtank, Hyderabad.AP- 500028. Phone: 23300672, Mobile: 9885039230
For Corporate / Institutional / Team Outbound Requests, Training and Adventure OBL Activities, do visit http://www.outlife.in...
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* Great Hyderabad Adventure Club - GHAC is the Trekking and Adventure Club of Hyderabad and caters to Hiking, Trekking Adventure and Outdoor Adventure Activities all over India. we also conduct on Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Outdoors, Bird Watching and Adventure sports like Bouldering, Rock climbing, Rappelling, Paragliding and White Water Rafting in Rest of India.
GHAC is registered with Govt of India as a Not for Profit Adventure Club andis open to all and run by trained and experienced professionals and volunteers.
GHAC has been mentioned into the Limca Books of records -2013. The club is growing and is the most active adventure club in India by the sheer number of adventure activities the club does all round the year
We have the following Divisions in GHAC catering to a core focus area.
* The Club Membership is free and open to everyone above 18 years. Young members above 13 years may participate with parental consent. Children above 6 and upto 12 years may participate along with parents only.
* Safety is priority for us - Our Outdoor Leaders are trained and certified in their respective fields and know first aid and emergency handling. They have significant experience with outdoor activities and work very hard to make each event a safe and enjoyable experience.
* Our Missionis to get people together for the purposes of:
Promote Adventure activities in Hyderabad and Telangana
Character Building, Leadership and Youth Development
Nature Study, Awareness, Care and Conservation.
Provide assistance to the society during calamities.
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