Trek Polama – Trekking Symposium @ IIT Madras, March 27 – press release

Conducted for the trekkers, of the trekkers and by the trekkers, “Trek Polama!” is a yearly event by The Chennai Trekking Club. Lovingly called the CTC, the club was founded in 2008 with the main aim to get the adventurous souls of Chennai together and to discover the unexplored locations in and around Chennai.

With over 1000 participants last year, “Trek Polama?” was a base for existing trekkers and new enthusiasts to explore new avenues. This year, in collaboration with ecoLogin, an alternate tourism service provider, CTC presents the event at the CLT Auditorium ,IIT Madras Campus on Sunday, the 27th March, 2011.

Trek Polama! has both indoor and outdoor events. The event kicks off with a Bird Walk at 5.30 am followed by a Hands On Session about the Basics of Photography. A wonderful opportunity to explore the rare thing called forest in our metro Chennai. The indoor session starts at 9.00 am with sessions on GPS / Map reading / Trail planning, Navigation. Mountaineering, The Snakes of India, Post Processing of Photographs etc and will go on till 6.30 pm.

Eminent speakers like Shekkar Dattatri, Sujaan Bernard, Anupama will be coming in to give Guest Lectures on topics ranging from “Wild life videography – how it contributes to conservation” , “Build cost effective environmental friendly house with your own hands” to ” The Snakes in India”. In addition , there is a Biking workshop and fun events like Treasure Hunt and Outdoor Climbing Activities.

The schedule is

5.30 a.m. – Bird walk
7.00 a.m. – Awaken your 3rd eye – Outdoor Photoshoot
9.00 a.m. – Curtains open for Trek Polama!!!
9.30 a.m. – Pave your way – GPS / Map reading / Trail planning …
10.00 a.m. – Treasure Hunt
11.00 a.m. – Beyond Trekking – What next
11.00 a.m. – Know your Ride – Bike workshop
12.00 noon – Basics of Mountaineering
1.00 p.m. – Lunch
2.00 p.m. – Scale with the wrigglers – Snakes of India
2.30 p.m. – Canopy Crapers – Outdoor climbing…
3.30 p.m. – Photography Padhi, post processign padhi
6.00 p.m. – TrekX – Panel Discussion

Though “Bird Walk’ & “Outdoor Photoshoot” require pre-registration, the event is open for the Public and everyone is invited to take part in it. “Trek Polama!” promises to awaken the inner trekker in you, again this year. Its synonymous that CTC’s events attract much of the crowd, so be aware. Do not miss to buy your Lunch Token by 10.30 a.m. itself!!

For further Details Contact the Event Coordinators :
Sujai , 9894598982
Rathy ,9884166200

About Last Year’s Trek Polama !!

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A 1000+ trekkers converged in Chennai in March 6, 2010 to experience a Wonderful and Informative day,,, all aspects of Trekking were covered…..
It was Trek Polama ! , the Largest ever Trekking Symposium held in India !!!

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