Adventure Club


2021-2022
 
Report of a trip to Indian Mountaineering Foundation on 02 April, 2022
 
A group of 35 students along with Mr. Anil Kumar, Convener, Adventure Club, DDU College went for an adventurous trip to Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) on 02.04.2022. The students started early in the morning and all gathered near IMF in South Campus, University of Delhi. The Students were enthusiastic to make it a memorable day. It all started with warm up session of jogging along with stretching exercises. After that, students were offered multiple activities like Zipline, Rock Climbing , Wall Climbing, Burma Bridge, Commando Net, Balance beam, Tarzan swing, Rope climbing. Every one performs activities of each category with proper precautionary measures. The enthusiasm of students was at peak and they thoroughly enjoyed all activities. After the activities were over, students were given refreshment to energize and a visit to IMF museum was arranged for them.

The students explore India’s breathtaking Himalayan history at the Tenzing Norgay Museum located inside IMF. Spread over two storeys, the Museum is divided into various sections such as Women Achievers, Indian Pioneers, Early Explorations and Milestones, with an assortment of awards, well-preserved black and white photographs, mountaineering equipment (including original pieces used by Bachendri Pal, Santosh Yadav and H.C.S. Rawat), detailed dioramas and route maps, life-size exhibits, portraits of decorated Indian and international mountaineers and framed vintage news articles. There’s definitely a lot to take in and virtually impossible to walk past even a single display without a second glance!

The third floor houses a Members Library with over 3,500 books, magazines and journals dedicated to Alpinism, a lot of which are donated by the IMF members, and a Summit Room for meetings. Both of these are for members’ use only.. The visual diaries are enough to walk you through India’s glorious Everest saga!

A snatch of trivia here - a theodolite is used for measuring angles in horizontal and vertical planes. This massive surveying instrument (weighing 458 kgs!) was used by British Col. William Lambton from 1802 and subsequently by many other officers for primary triangulations in India. This piece was last used in 1866. Woah!

After the visit to IMF museum, students were tired but at the same time cheerful and satisfied to have fruitful day in terms of some physical activities after a long spell of dreadful COVID pandemic. Finally, students left the place happily with lot of memories captured in their cameras.

What a wonderful day it was!!

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JOSH 2.0 – The inaugural event of THE ADVENTURE CLUB DDUC commenced on 30th November 2021 under the guidance of the club convenor Dr. Anil Kumar. The program was headed by President Ishika Gupta herself accompanied by the core committee of the adventure club. There was one event done under JOSH, which was Marathon which was done following the proper Covid norms . In the event, 33 boys and 24 girls ran over the track at their respective turns and they had to accomplish 5 and 3 rounds of college premises respectively. The first prize constituted a sum of 1000, the second had 500. The winners were felicitated with certificates and cash prizes by college principal Dr. Hemchand Jain. The event ended up with the loud cheers and each of the team members relished to the utmost. Refreshments were given to all the participants after the event.
  
2019-2020

JOSH – The inaugural event of THE ADVENTURE CLUB DDUC commenced on 18th September 2019, in the college sports ground lead by President Gaurav Nailwal, Girl head Vishakha and managed by entire working team under the guidance of the club convenor Dr. Arpita Sharma and Dr. Anil Kumar. There were two events, one was Marathon and the other was Tug of War. In our first event, 36 boys and 15 girls participated and they had to accomplish 5 and 3 rounds of college premises respectively. The first prize constituted a sum of 1000, the second had 700, followed by 500 for the third. The winners were felicitated with certificates and pre-laid cash prizes by college principal Dr. Hemchand Jain. Our second event, Tug of War was a knockout tournament sort and we had a total of 32 teams in which each team had 15 students comprising at least 5 girls. Fixtures were allotted a day prior to the event. It was BA Prog 1st year and PSCS 3rd year which made it to the finale. Eventually, PSCS cleared its way to a cash prize of 1500 given by hon’ble principal Dr. Hemchand Jain. The events ended up with the loud cheers and each of the team members enjoyed it to the hilt.

ESCAPADE- The Adventure Club of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College organized a trip to Frenzy Adventure on 3rd November 2019. The trip was lead by President of Escapade Gaurav Nailwal, Secretary Sumit Dhull and core team under Teacher convenor Dr. Arpita and Dr. Anil. For convenience, two buses were arranged for around 80 students from various disciplines. The 40 km distance from college to Frenzy Adventure was full of positive vibes in the environment which provided an opportunity for interaction of students from all courses. The place is known for its unique rides over the sprawling area. All the enthralling adventure activities were performed under skilled trainers. Major activities included Rocket Ejector, Sky cycling, Zip Line, Wall Climbing, Rope Courses, and lots of fun activities. The students had lunch and then set their feet to the dance floor. At last, friendly match of Kabbadi and Tug of War were organized which entertained both players and spectators. Finally, all students and teachers dispersed from college with lots of appreciation for the remarkable day.

ESCAPADE – The Adventure Club of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College organized four days, three nights trip for the academic year 2019-20 to the most-awaited place Chopta, Uttrakhand from 3rd March – 7th March 2020. The trip was lead by President of Escapade Gaurav Nailwal, Vice President Siddharth Birwal and managed by the Working Team  under the guidance of teacher convenor Dr. Arpita and Dr. Anil. Dr. Ashish Tripathi and Dr. Devina Shukla also accompanied the students on the trip. For convenience, one bus and a traveler was arranged for around 40 students from various disciplines. On 3rd March as dusk fell, the students and teachers gathered in college for departing to Uttrakhand and we left at 10 pm. It was about a 15-hour long journey and we reached our campsites by 2 pm the next day i.e. 4th March. The place was purely embellished with snow. The next day, students and teachers were ready with their crampons and alligators for safe snow trekking of about 4 kms with camp trainers cum guide. The place adorned on the Chandranath Parvat i.e. the highest Shiva Temple in the world, which is known as Tungnath. The next day was planned for another trek in Sari Village. Deoria Tal which is known for perched lake hidden inside the valley at a much lower altitude. Trainers explained the historical significance and importance of the lake to the students. Everybody was back by 5 pm and were refreshed with snacks. 

Then perfect dinner was served for every taste and that too with comforts of the bonfire in biting cold. Everybody was instructed to be ready at 4 am in the early morning to leave for Delhi. We had breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the way and arrived at college by 11:30 pm. The teachers and students departed to their homes from college with an unforgettable experience.

Core Team for Session 2019 – 2020

  1. President – Gaurav Jaiswal
  2. Vice President – Siddharth Birbal
  3. Secretary – Sumit Dhull
  4. Treasurer – Rishi Suri
  5. Girl head – Vishakha Bhardwaj
  6. Girl Co-head – Darshna Pandey
  7. Social Media Head – Ritika
2015-2016
A trekking cum adventure trip of six days from24th to 29th September 2015 was organized to Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Valley of Flowers National Park is located in West Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park has rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. A group of 22 students from various disciplines accompanied by faculty members enjoyed the meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora.
 
2014-2015
 
A group of ten students and three teachers (Mr. Anil Kumar, Computer Science Deptt., Dr. Rakesh Kumar, BBS Deptt., Ms. Preeti, Computer Science Deptt.) of the college left for a six day Adventure tour to Auli (Uttarakhand) on 21st of January, 2015. En route Auli, at Devprayag the students witnessed the confluence of holy Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. Next morning, group first visited GVK Hydro Electric Dam, Srinagar and had the first adventurous activity of climbing a mountain. Then the group visited Dhari Devi temple en-route Joshimath where they reached by 8 p.m.  Next morning it left for Auli. The mode of transportation to this destination was not the tourist bus, but  a Cable Car which was very exciting for the students. The next activity inline was Snow Trekking. The target was to reach a hilltop which was achieved by all the members of the group It was very adventurous, exciting and fun filled. After snow trekking there was a Cable Chair ride. Then a mesmerizing snowfall was witnessed. After that began second round of snow trekking.  
 
On the third day the group participated in 'Skiing'. First, members of the group took training from the locals and improved Skiing techniques. After being overwhelmed by the art of Skiing, the group departed from Auli. On way back the group visited the sacred Badrinath temple, where the statue of God is shifted for six months in winters. Next day in evening, the group reached Rishikesh and enjoyed the evening holy Ganga Arti on the bank of river Ganges. Next morning, there was a visit to Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar. Some students swimmed in the holy river Ganga and then ultimately all left for Delhi. The group reached Delhi by 7 p.m. on 26th Jan, 2015. It was a wonderful life time experience for all the members of the group and expects more to come from College Adventure Club in future.