I am PRASAD VIJAY SHETTY (PACHU SHETTY) from Nellikar Village of Moodbidri Taluk, located in Karnataka. Since childhood, I was fond of Drawing. After high school, I decided to turn my Passion into profession and enrolled myself in Arena Animation Institute (Mumbai) to learn 3D animation. I completed my Animation course in 2011. After my course, I started working with MAYA DIGITAL STUDIO,Mukta Arts, a company located at Dada 991eb Phalke Film City, Goregoan,Mumbai where I worked as an animation artist for the Indian cartoon series "Motu Patlu" for a period of one and a half years. After this, I worked as a freelance artist till 2013.
But eventually, I decided to switch my professional line of work due to some personal reason. I started working as a Customer Executive with LG Call Centre. During my tenure, I started to participate in Outdoor activities like Camping and trekking. I often used to go with my friends and sometimes on solo adventures as well. Eventually, it became my passion and I decided to pursue it as a Career.
I did a Rock Climbing course from Swami Vivekananda Institute of Mountaineering, Mount Abu, Rajasthan. I successfully completed Basic Rock Climbing Course (2015), Advance Rock Climbing Course (2015), Coaching Rock Climbing Course (2016) with Grade "A". Initially unsatisfied with basic level Training, I decided to go for advanced level training and joined "Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIM&WS)", located in Pahalgam,Kashmir, and completed Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC). I completed my Advance Mountaineering Course (AMC) from "Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI)".
Along with Mountaineering, I trained myself in another sport as well- CYCLING. Then I planned for Kashmir to Kanyakumari with "Clean India Green India" Initiative in 2017 in which I covered around 4000 km (from Kashmir to Kanyakumari) in 60 days which was fully self supported cycling ride without any support vehicle.. This cycling Tour helped me to grow in the community of adventurers.
After this, I started working as a Training leader with "CRAZY PEAKS", a private trekking company. I lead many trekking groups during my tenure at this company. Then I planned "Solo Fastest Kashmir to Kanyakumari Cycling Ride" again in 2018 and covered the same distance in 19 days. It was a historical achievement and I hold a place in "INDIA BOOK OF RECORD".
In 2019, I got the Oppurtunity to work as a Trek Leader and Cycling Leader at Bikat Adventures Pvt. Ltd, the largest Travelling company in India, where I am working presently.
Apart from Trekking and Cycling, I am also highly interested in Drawing, Snake Rescuing, Bird Watching and photography.
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