26th Mar 2006
Shenit Pinnacle is in
the Igatpuri region and one cannot see the pinnacle till he reaches
near the base village Shenit Pahire. Shenit Pahire is a beautiful
Village situated in the valley. People here out is very loving &
We traveled in the evening of 25th Saturday by a 10 seater private
vehicle & a bike. We Left Borivali at 7:00pm & Reached the
nearby village in the night around 1:00am of 26th March. We sleep in
the Temple Premises.
We left the village at 7:00am & reach the Shenit Pahire another 10
km further. On the way we saw another pinnacle and at first glance
thought of the same pinnacle as Shenit. But as we turned inside the
valley we found the correct target of the day. We left our vehicle near
the Hanuman temple had breakfast and Tea. First team including
Kaivalya, Kavita, Pankaj, Hemant & myself left the place early to
find the route etc. The second team Nandu, Rishi, Kiran, Prashant,
Rajesh, Nitin & Apurva were in the second team started of fin next
30 min to join us.
We planned a moderate route but not the traditional one which was quite
easy(col route). We took the route which is from the west side. We started at around
11:00am. This time Hemant was our lead climber supported by Kaivalya. I
was the 3rd Man. The last final patch was climbed by Kaivalya since
Hemant was bit tired. Then the entire team climbed once by one using
the fixed rope for support. We finished our activity by 7:00pm. We
reached the base village by 9:00pm.
To our surprise the villagers had started preparing a dinner for all of
us saying that we are their guest of the day. It was a treat for us
since all we were tired due to day activity. After the dinner we left
the place by 10:00pm to Mumbai and have to run for the drained tanks of
our vehicle in the Rajur area. We reached Mumbai at 6:00am. This time
we misjudged the travel time I think or may be due to worst road
condition in the remote village.
For Bhramanti this was a remarkable day since this was first time ever
12 climbers summated the pinnacle in a day. Previously we did such
attempt but it was under the established route in Karnala for our new
trainees totaling 13 members in all including 4 volunteers.
Written By: Rajan Rikame