Without hesitation Suraj and I volunteered!
To which again Suraj and me replied, “We will!”
Do you remember as a child we use to take swings on Banyan tree?
The concept remains same here. only thing is the rope becomes really long and the wing too.
In our case the rope was 250-300 feet and that made our swing approx 500 feet.
Giant Swing is a one of the popular Adventure Sports in western countries. In India we have such facility at Hrishikesh in Uttarkhand. The set up at Hrishikesh for Giant Swing is totally artificial i.e. they have an iron diving board or take off point, to reach the take off point they have railings for people to support, a chair to seat, similarly they have a foam mattresses down in case person accidently hits the ground, etc. and this set up is done by a team from New Zealand and they only run the show.
Deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft so that at some places sun rays unable to reach hence, it’s called “Valley of shadow” It will surely remind you famus movie ‘127 hours’ At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valley. Here, valley at the centre becomes approx 1000 feet deep from the top.
Arun Sir explored this valley 7-8 years back and later conducted Rappelling as well as Valley crossing camps here. Since, then Sandhan is very famous among Trek lovers. Some beautiful snaps of Sandhan can be seen
Valley is surrounded with mighty Alang अलंग, Madan मदन & Kulang कुलंग (Known as AMK- toughest trek in Sahyadri), Ratangad रतनगड, Ajoba आजोबा गड & Kalsubai कळसूबाई शिखर (1646 mtrs & highest peak in Maharashtra).
We completed our recce operation on 17th March, 2013 and took many snaps from various angles.