About the General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure
As dawn rises, a group of climbers slowly makes their way up the face of the mountain towards the peak. With the spirit of adventure in their hearts, they rely on their training and teamwork to accomplish their objective – reaching the top. The General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure or Gethnaa as it is better known, was created just for this reason, to bring out the spirit of adventure. Formed by the Government of Karnataka in 1989, the General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure is dedicated to imparting knowledge about the environment and organizing the most thrilling adventures.
About General K.S.Thimayya
General K.S. Thimayya was born in Madikeri, located in Coorg. He developed a love for adventure during his 35 years of military service.
As a student of St. Josephs, Coonor and Bishop Cottons, Bangalore, General Thimayya was exposed to the outdoor life at an early age. In 1926, he was recruited to the 19th Hyderabad Regiment and over 30 years later in 1957, General Thimayya became the sixth Chief of Army Staff.
The General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure is representative of that same spirit of adventure, in thought, philosophy and action.
Experience the feeling of flight. The adrenaline rush kicks in right from the beginning till you reach the highest point and then from there, it becomes quiet and peaceful. The instructors will take you through all the basics before you take off to ensure that you draw the best feeling from the experience.
The Kondajji centre is where you have to head to for a true rush. Experienced instructors will brief you on how to make the most of your flight and the safety procedure
Rowing, Sailing, Kayaking, wind surfing, shortsea-faring in fisherman’s boats and sailing expeditions, rafting, water skiing, jet skewing etc.
Paddle your way through the river early in the morning or in the evening and watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Both canoeing and kayaking require good upper body strength and stamina. All the equipment is available at the centres and before you set sail, the instructors will teach you how to handle the canoe or kayak and how to use the oars the right way.
Rock Climbing, Trekking with emphasis on forest exploration, navigation on ground by day and night, map reading, river crossing,nature awareness camps and scientific explorations, sports climbing etc.
If you want to feel on top of the world, then rock climbing is for you. The activity requires good body strength, stamina, and proper knowledge of various climbing technique. At the General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure, we will take you step-by-step through the basics of rock climbing and teach you different techniques and safety procedures. Once you have mastered the basics, the climb to the top will be much more stimulating.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Safety in adventure sports is a key priority and is a great concern to anyone planning a trip/expedition. At General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure safety is a top priority and we have a detailed guideline that addresses this issue
The General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure has 6 full time centers across the state. These centers are equipped with the latest adventure equipments and cater to aqua, aero & terristial sports activities.
The General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure hosts various adventure camps and events across the year. Please follow us for the latest updates.
What Other Are Saying
“I went to the Badami centre to try my hand at rock climbing and I must say that it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time. The instructors made sure I knew what I was doing and helped me whenever I needed it. I recommend that everyone try it.” – Sunil Nair
Take part in a river rafting course at Bharpole, Coorg during the 8th of August till the 12th. A beginners course will be held a week later. There will be a registration fee of Rs.100/- and Rs.200/- for each course respectively. For more information, contact us at email@example.com. Facebook linkAbout this event
For all those climbers who were looking for new climbing routes around Bangalore ,our team of experts from the academy Praveen CM , Pranesh M ,and Keerthi Pais have put up 20 climbing routes at Varalukonda , in Gudibande taluk of Chickballapur district . Varalukonda hill is in Gudibande Taluk of Chickballapur district on […] About this event
On the Golden Jubilee of India’s first climb to the summit of Mount Everest in 1965 we caught up with a few members of the team. What was your inspiration when you started your ascent in ’65? Ans. (Brigadier Mulk Raj) For us it wasn’t an adventure. We had failed in 1960 and once more […] About this event
“Over the weekend, Prime Minister Modi met Captain MS Kohli, Col N Kumar, Gurdial Singh, Major HPS Ahluwalia, CP Vohra, Sonam Wangyal, GS Bhangu, Brigadier Mulk Raj and Dr Lala Telang to congratulate them on India’s first successful ascent on Mount Everest. The 21-man team had been travelling around the country and are currently in […] About this event
Take a look at some more images from the terrestrial camp organized on May 4th – 8th. ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ if you took part in this camp! For more images visit our facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/130864417114121/photos/pcb.288145038052724/288144311386130/?type=1&theaterAbout this event
“Take a look at some the pictures we took at the ongoing terrestrial camp in Chikmagalur! The camp began on May 4th and will end tomorrow. If you’re interested in camping, trekking or hiking, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you the details about upcoming camps and courses.” For more images […] About this event
Learn how to handle yourself through fast moving currents with the General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure. Feel the rush on a grade three, 4 Km river stretch on the weekends at the Barapole River,which is located in Coorg. There will also be a three-day certificate course on weekdays for beginners from July 15th, 2014. […]
Rock climbing orientation camp in Badami from 19th to 23rd dec 2014
“As part of the Dharwad Utsav, Gethnaa will be hosting fun-filled adventure camp from December 24th to 28th. You can choose from a list of both aqua and terrestrial sports that will be available to try at the camp. Terrestrial Ziplining Rappeling Jummering Aqua sports at two places as mentioned below Jet skiing Speed boating […]
21st National Adventure Festival is being organized at Chandigarh by the national adventure club from 2/ 2/2015 to 10/2/2015 10 Girls and 10Boys will be sent from Gethnaa to participate in the event . Candidates interested who full fill the below mentioned criteria can apply to the academy office on or before 30th nov 2014. […]
Learn the basics of wind surfing, canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting and other water based sports at our aqua sports camp subsidized by the Department of Youth Services and Empowerment. It costs Rs 1000 per person inclusive of transportation and girls will be accompanied by lady instructors. Location – Vani Vilasa Center Dates: – 27th April […]
Join us in Chikmagalur and Mupane for a basics course on trekking, mountaineering, and mountain biking, subsidized by the Department of Youth Services and Empowerment. Our instructors will provide you with basic knowledge and a few tips and tricks on these activities. It costs Rs 1000 per person inclusive of transportation and girls will be […]
If you are an avid climber, then take part in our month long climbers camp at Davangere and Bangalore, subsidized by the Department of Youth Services and Empowerment. Take your Sport Climbing skills to the next level and reach heights like never before. It costs Rs 1000 per person inclusive of transportation and girls will […]