What is RUGGED?
Rugged is our way of sharing our passion & love for the great Maharashtrian outdoors in the rawest, unadulterated, and immersive form.
A group of 10 individuals learns to thread through back-country thick Sahyadri forest, with the objective of getting from point A to point B over a period of 3 days and 2 night.
A marked map, camping & survival gear, rations, and professional guidance are provided. The group learns to take multiple wilderness-based decisions to chalk their way through the forest.
Learn to take
Rugged is about venturing into the unknown with the expert team at Jack & Hill Adventures.
With Rugged, we intend to put our participants into the real shoes of the adventurer.
To become completely independent and confident in the forest setting.
Individuals will learn how to make crucial decisions, how to thread through the forest, how to prepare, how to keep your head on your shoulder even when situations look terribly bleak.
Only for those
that choose to dare
Rugged is definitely not for the weak hearted.
It is for people that can find strength in themselves both physically & mentally. It is for people who are capable of facing uncertainty with a cool mind.
It is for people who are eager to learn how to exist & survive in an outdoor environment. It is definitely not a picnic but a raw outdoor experience.
Who is RUGGED For?
What will you learn
for 3 Full Days
What the last one looked like
For those of you who love the outdoors and are looking to experience something new look no further. When Johann first shared the concept of rugged I was blown away. The trek over two days was such a great learning experience, all of us learned so much from both Johann and Samuel.
From reading maps to finding trails and so much more. I am so looking forward to the next Rugged trek
Rugged will be led by the Founder at Jack & Hill Adventures who is also responsible for the conceptualization of Rugged.
With 13 years of experience in the Sahayradri forests, he likes to say that he has grown up exploring in these Maharashtrian forests.
Johann has completed his Basic Mountaineering Course at Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering, Jammu & Kashmir.
He is also one of the country’s very few Wilderness First Responders (WFR) and is trained by Wilderness Medical Associates International in New York, USA.
With a degree in B.Sc Zoology, he is an avid lover of snakes, birds, and everything wild.
His passion & love for the great outdoor is certainly known to be contagious. You've been warned.