Watch: Group of 6 women drill around 50 bolts to create a new path from the base of the Madhugiri Hill to the top
Each weekend, hundreds of Bengalureans head to Madhugiri to trek. But now, they have one additional outdoor activity to look forward to at the second-largest monolith in Asia. A group of six women have created a new rock-climbing pathway to Madhugiri Hill. This pathway will be a vertical climb of 1,300 feet from the base and will provide a
These six women aged between 15 and 40 years took up the challenge as part of International Mountain Day on Friday morning when they climbed the Madhugiri summit point via the traditional route.
From there, they began their descent using ropes and other equipment. Their primary goal was to drill the bolts to the hill till the bottom which was accomplished by Saturday evening. They have drilled around 50 bolts and from Sunday morning, they will begin to climb using the climbing protection system.
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Shalini Rajneesh, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, said the sheer challenge of climbing a vertical rock was captivating.
“It gives me a great joy to learn that six women will achieve this task by opening a route and subsequently climbing the same,” she said. A few years ago, police had asked