Faith is the soul of success,
The people who accomplish the most
Do so not because they never run in to problems,
But because they believe there is a solution for every one.
SAAD is a word derived from the marathi literature which means "Call" a small team of seven members started "Saad" and has now, become a large family of 350+ members spread throughout India.
Saad Mountaineers is a registered Mountaineering Club in Maharashtra, Mumbai registered under Public Trust Act, in January 1988. The Club's activities have been quite impressive and have been continuously undertaking various adventure activities.
The tradition of team work has continued since 23 years of its formation. Saad has till date conducted 28 high altitude Himalayan trekking activities, 14 Mountaineering Expeditions, 25 Adventure Courses for school & college children, with an intention to instill adventure spirit and enhance their will power.
About Fifty Six members of Saad have completed the Basic Mountaineering Course, Seventeen Members have done Advance Course, Five Members Search & Rescue Course and Seven Members have completed Methods of Instruction Course, Two Members have completed Basic Skiing Course & One member has completed Alpine Course conducted by Government recognized Institutes. In short, Saad has a full fledged team, who have the qualification and the expertise in the field of outdoor activities like rock climbing, rappling, commando bridge crossing, jumaring etc. and there are hard core professionals who are adept in teaching all mountaineering / adventure techniques including rope handling & different knots. In addition, we also have a very adequate and efficient administrators having vast experience in handling various administration matters.
Besides trekking, mountaineering & Pinnacle climbing activities, we also take keen interest in Social Activities like organizing Blood Donation Camps, Tree Plantation Drives, and visiting Adivasi villages in remote areas and distribute useful items/articles etc. to the tribals. We also actively participate in cleaning of Forts, Caves etc.
ATTEMPTING MT. SULITOP (20,670 FT.)
BY SAAD MEMBERS
After extensively & successfully scaling pinnacles in the Sahyadris and peaks in the Himalayas in India & Nepal, the thought of starting an Adventure Institute in Maharashtra got imbibed in our minds so that we can spread the adventure activities to larger section of common man. To start with, though Maharashtra State has seen great warriors like Shivaji Maharaj, Bajiprabhu Deshpande, Tanaji, Sambhaji, Jiva Mahala, Baji Pasalkar, Yesaji Kank, Tanaji Malusare, and it is surrounded by 400 forts we do not have a full fledged Adventure Institute where all the activities can be given to the youngsters in a capsule. Maharashtra also has a large number of youngsters who are adventure lovers, and if we have a Institute in our State, these youngsters can take advantage of getting fully trained which will indirectly become their base for their livelihood too.
Saad Mountaineers have well qualified instructors and administrators who can efficiently impart training and administer the same, and we are sure in a short time, Maharashtra can have a prominent Adventure Institute. With the support of members and well wishers, Saad Mountaineers hope to carry on their traditions for a long time to come.
We earnestly request you to be a partner in this venture by contributing generously to the maximum extent possible by way of donations, advertisements in Souvenir etc. Your contributions can reach us by cheque / demand draft / pay order drawn on SAAD MOUNTAINEERS,Mumbai. Please note that all donations are exempted U/S 80G of the Income Tax Act. We are confident of receiving generous and full fledged support in this noble attempt to start Adventure Institute in our Maharashtra State.
Awaiting your positive response, we remain,
For Saad Mountaineers