Mountaineering for happiness!

"Giripremi" is one of the pioneer mountaineering clubs in India.

In 1982, five stalwarts in mountaineering Smt. Ushaprabha Page, Anand Palande, Dilip Nimbalkar, Nandu Page and Shashi Hiremath came together to lay foundation of the club with the vision to provide a platform to adventure lovers and carving them into new generations of mountaineers. Giripremi is among few non-commercial organizations in India whose sole aim is to carry out hardcore mountaineering activities in Sahyadri as well as Himalayas. "Mountaineering for joy" is the motto of this club.

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  • Giripremi’s Mt. Cho Oyu 2015 Expedition

    After three consecutive eight thousender expeditions including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu; Giripremi is set for yet another mammoth challenging feat this year.

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  • RIP Malli Mastan Babu

    Persons those depart from this earth never truly leave, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on….

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  • Mrs. Sarita Joshi’s talk on Positivity Towards Life

    On 26th Mar 2015, Giripremi invited Life Teacher Mrs. Sarita Joshi to conduct an introspective self- awareness session for Giripremians. She spoke about the importance of being in the present moment, shading away the regrets of pasts & worries for the future. She also spoke about the significance of being grateful to the self, peers and the whole world. It was really a wonderful experience to express our gratefulness to our loved ones. Drawing anecdotes from her personal experiences she emphasized the necessity of proactively practising the art of thankfulness and lovingness.

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  • Umesh Zirpe as a Chief Guest for House Day Program in Katariya School

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  • Daring Giripremians summit Dukes Nose climb

    This year in the month of June-July, Giripremi Mountaineering Club has planned a Himalayan expedition to a technically difficult mountain in Himachal Pradesh. With this aim, Giripremi ans have been practising regularly and as a part of technical climbing practice, these mountaineers hadplanned a rock climbing expedition to an almost 90 degree, 800 feet tall ‘Dukes Nose’, one of the toughest climbs in Maharashtra.

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  • The Himalayan Club Annual Seminar 2015

    An organiser and leader of three successful expeditions to 8000 m peaks, Umesh Zirpe talked on his experience of climbs on Everest and other peaks.

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  • GIRIPREMI at Durg Sahitya Sammelan 2015.

    A unique conclave on literature on forts i.e. Durg Sahitya Sammelan 2015 was recently concluded at the base of fort Sinhgad. This year’s conclave was co-organised by GIRIPREMI and was scheduled during 20th Feb to 22nd Feb 2015 at the premises of Gappangan, located in beautiful Sinhagad valley.

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  • Obituary

    Persons those depart from this earth never truly leave, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on….

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  • Red Cross Training

    First aid is essential in emergency cases. Knowing what action needs to be taken to control an emergency can make the difference between life and death. Emergencies occur all around us, in all spheres of life. Someone may be injured at work, school, home and for us at mountains. When this happens, first aid basics will equip anyone around the injured person to reduce the danger posed by the accident.

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  • Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering (GGIM)

    With a vision of delivering a holistic outdoor education through adventure sports and environmental awareness; Guardian Corporation and Giripremi Mountaineering Club have launched a first of its kind mountaineering institute at Mulshi, near Pune under the name Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering (GGIM), which is a place for everyone who wish to learn various outdoor skills and be a competent leader of the wilderness. In the special event that took place at Karnataka Highschool Auditorium on 24th Jan 2015 chief guest of the function, India’s ace Boxer and Arjun Awardee Ms. Laishram Sarita Devi officially announced the launch of GGIM.

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  • On the occasion of the lunch of GGIM, boxer Sarita Devi, our chief guest with the Giripremi team.

    On the occasion of the lunch of GGIM, boxer Sarita Devi, our chief guest with the Giripremi team. Sarita Devi, along with her husband Chongtham Thoiba Singh took time out to address the team, understand our activities and share her views on sports culture with us. She was pleased with our promotion of the sport and willingly supported Giripremi’s endeavor.

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  • 9th Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival’ (KVIFF) – 18th January 2015

    Evening session of Adventure films we presented some of the our best films like ‘Lhotse-Everest 2013 Expedition’, ‘Nafta Rock climbing Expedition’, ‘Uttarakhand Disaster Work by Giripremi’ and some western films based on rock climbing and mountaineering. Hon. Padma Shri Awardee (Mountaineering) and five time Mt. Everest summiteer Mr. Dharamsattu Loveraj Singh was the chief guest.

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    Pune, the city of mountain lovers where splendid Sahyadris have always motivated countless mountaineers, trekkers and nature lovers. They have played an instrumental role in weaving together human spirit with a devotion to nature. Today, the festive moments for mountain lovers have rekindled. A vacuum of dedicated mountaineering training centre is going to fill up very soon.

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  • Invitation for The Launch Ceremony of Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering

    You are cordially invited for The Launching Ceremony of Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering and support us for this ambitious project. This Launching is scheduled on Satureday, 24th January 2015. from 6 pm to 8 pm at Kannada Sangh Auditorium, Karnatak Highschool, Kothrud.

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  • International Mountain Day

    On the occasion of International Mountain Day on December 11, our team at Giripremi undertook a unique initiative of paying tribute to the veteran mountaineers who have lost their lives in the mountains. It was a heartening experience to visit the families of a few of our friends we had lost under unfortunate circumstances in the mountains.

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  • Giripremi Himalayan Trekking Programme 2015

    After climbing successfully on three of the highest mountains in world Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse & Mt. Makalu the club Giripremi is now set for a new adventure!!!

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  • Giripremi’s Basic Rock Climbing and Adventure Courses 2014 – a Success!

    More than 70 participants were a part of Giripremi's Adventure and Basic Rock climbing Courses organized at Sinhagad this Diwali between 26th October - 1st November.

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  • Sachin Khedekar Visits Giripremi Office at Apte Road

    Renowned movie star of the Marathi Cinema, Sachin Khedekar, recently paid a visit to our Giripremi office. He got involved with us few months back when he agreed to give his voice for the thrilling Everest-Lhotse 2013 film. This contribution definitely took the project to an entirely different level.

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  • Giripremi’s Book Publication and Film Screening at Balgandharva

    Some stories serve as an inspiration to anyone who hears them, everyone has something to learn from them. These are stories of exemplary courage and determination that deserve to be told. Giripremi's program at Balgandharva was significant on this account. The event marked the release of the thrilling short film on the Everest-Lhotse Expedition 2013 and the launch of the book 'Everest- Goshta Eka Dhyasachi' : an account of the record largest civilian expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest.

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  • Giripremi’s Basic Course in Rock Climbing – 2014

    After organizing successful expeditions to THREE Eight-Thousanders Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu. Giripremi has carved a novel path in mountaineering for the youth of Maharashtra. To leverage the energy and potential hidden in youth, Giripremi has designed a Basic Course in Rock Climbing. This would be the place to explore, learn and practice various techniques and skills in Rock Climbing under the guidance of The Real Experts…!!

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  • Giripremi Teams excel at K2S

    There's a weather beaten terrain, there's fierce race among tough competitors, there's uncertainty and disorientation, along with an endeavour to keep moving ahead taking on the dark and rough weather. The Annual K2S Monsoon Adventure Race, organised by NEF is a gruelling route beginning from Katraj Tunnel Top.

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  • Giripremi Team with Shankar Mahadevan

    Music is at its best when you listen to it in the mountains. Fusion is born when mountaineers meet Music expert. What could be best than Fusion in this contemporary generation.

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  • Mt. Stok Kangri Scaled by Team Giripremi

    On this beautiful morning we feel immense pleasure to inform that Mr. Vishal Kaduskar & Mr. Shailesh Kulkarni summited Mt. Stok Kangri (6153 meters) in Leh- Ladakh.

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    The 10th season of Giripremi's 'Aavhan', AAVHAN 2014, was kicked off in the enthusiastic company of more than 200 participants and their parents. Aavhan is an initiative by Giripremi to impart knowledge and education of Mountaineering Sports especially to the school children and youth. The meet was held on 19th July, Sunday, at Apte Sabhagruha. In this introductory meet, the participants and parents were acquainted with the idea, aims and activities under Aavhan.

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  • Girimitra Lifetime Achievement Award for Ushatai

    Over the years, a number of mountaineers and mountaineering clubs across Maharashtra have been awarded at the prestigious Girimitra Sammelan for their significant contribution to the 'mother of all adventure sports'. And a rightful recipient for this year's Girimitra Lifetime Achievement Award was Smt. Ushaprabha Page.

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  • Giripremi scales Mt. Makalu Third Eight-Thousander in a row

    Great day in the History of Indian Mountaineering....

    After a row of difficulties and challenges, Giripremi team waves Indian Tricolor on the top of Mt. Makalu (ht- 8481m). Giripremi becomes the only Mountaineering Club from India to scale 3 Eight-Thousanders in a row.... Congratulations to the team Umesh Zirpe(Leader), Ashish Mane, Anand Mali, Ajit Tate and thanks to all Sponsors, well- wishers and supporters.

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  • 26th March: Makalu Expedition team set off for from Pune

    After a grand success of Pune Everest2012 and Lhotse Everest2013m, Giripremi's team today left for another adventure of the extreme scale. This time the goal is to reach the top of the fifth highest mountain in the world Mt. Makalu (8481M). The team of five members is led by Mr. Umesh Zirpe. Ashish Mane and Anand Mali will be the climbing team members supported by Ajit Tate and Bhushan Harshe.

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  • Anand Mali adopted by Vidya Valley school for Mt. Makalu 2014 Expedition..!!

    Giripremi's Anand Mali has been adopted by The Vidya Valley School. Anand is a part of the team that will scale Mt. Makalu, the Fifth highest mountian in the World. The team will be led by Umesh Zirpe.

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  • An Appeal for ‘Giripremi’s Mt. Makalu 2014′

    The Grand success of “Pune Everest 2012” and “Lhotse-Everest 2013” expeditions has given a distinct face to Giripremi in the field of Mountaineering Sports. We take pride in stating that, as of today, Giripremi is the only civilian club in India, who has 11 Mountaineers who have climbed Mt. Everest and 1 Mountaineer who has climbed Mt. Lhotse.

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  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    After two consecutive ascents of Mt. Everest 8. Mt. Lhotse, Giripremi is eyíng for yet another eight- thousender that is Mt. Makalu (8,481 metres), World’s 5th highest mountain. invite adventure lovers like you to participate in Annapurna Base Camp Trek & extend support to Giripremi’s expedition to Mt. Makaiu.

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  • Everest Base Camp Trek

    Support Giripremi's Mt. Makalu 2014 expedition


    19th May 2012 was the Greatest Day in the History of Indian Mountaineering . Eight Mountaineers from Giripremi-Pune, reached to the TOP OF THE WORLD and Pune Everest 2012 became the Biggest successful civilian expedition from India. Lhotse-

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  • Giripremi’s Basic Course in Rock Climbing 2013

    After organizing two successful expeditions to TWO Eight-Thousanders Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse, Giripremi has carved a novel path in mountaineering for the youth of Maharashtra. To leverage the energy and potential hidden in youth, Giripremi has designed a Basic Course in Rock Climbing. This would be the place to explore, learn and practice various techniques and skills in Rock Climbing under the guidance of The Real Experts…!!

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  • Kridamaharshi Haribhau Sane Award Ceremony

    Mr. Umesh Zirpe, leader of Everest Expedition receiving Kridamaharshi Haribhau Sane Award from Mr. Nikhil Wagale Pandit Anand Bhate & Mr. Umesh Zirpe Mr. Nikhil Wagale, Editor of IBN Lokmat felicitating Everester Mr. Sachin Deng Mr. Nikhil Wagale,

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  • Avhan Season 2013

    Avhan- season 2013 kicked off with a trek to Raireshwar, in BhorTaluk in Pune district. The place of a historic importance where ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj took the oath of HindaviSwarajya at the age of 16 in 1645 and then created Read More

  • Employees of John Deere inspired by the Motivational Speech By “Giripremi’s Lhotse Everest 2013 Team”

    Giripremi team shared their awe-inspiring experience of their Everest & Lhotse 2013 expedition to John Deere employees on 27th July’13. The entire experience sharing -planned and organized was very impressive and it touched every body’s heart.

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  • Kargil Vijay Divas Celebration at Praj Industries Ltd

    On 26th July 2013 Giripremi’s team members Umesh Zirpe, Bhushan Harshe, Anand Mali & Ashish Mane shared the experiences of Lhotse Everest 2013 expedition as part of Praj Day event. The event was shared with all the Praj Units across

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  • Giripremi members won second prize in K2S adventure race organized by NEF

    Giripremi members Sumit Mandale and Kiran Salastekar along with Ms Yamini Chheda won second prize in corporate category of the K2S adventure race organized by NEF. They completed the gruelling trail in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

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  • Shri Umesh Zirpe of Giripremi has been awarded with “KridaMaharshi Haribhau Sane” Award

    Shri Umesh Zirpe of Giripremi has been honoured with Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar by KridaMaharshi Haribhau Sane Pratishtan. The Award Ceremony will be held on 3rd August 2013, 6 pm at Tilak Smarak Mandir, Pune. The Invities for this function are Shri Nikhil Wagle of IBN Lokmat and Shri D.S. Kulkarni.

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  • Extend your support in Uttarakhand Rehabilitation

    Dear all, “Devbhoomi” – Uttarakhand has always been a paradise for pilgrims since ages. People have always visited this sacred land to purify their souls and spend some time of their lives with nature. Today this paradise has been completely

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  • Photos – Flood relief and rescue operation

    Disaster at Baluwakot village after the Impact of flood (there was a market before ….now vanished by flood) On the way to Tapowan —- Landslide taken complete buiding structure along with (NHPC camp site) Gothi — Ex BAZAR PETH— vanished

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  • Flood relief and rescue operation by Giripremi at Uttarakhand

    Giripremi and SwaroopSeva (NGO) ten members are on their way to Pitthorgarh in Uttaranchal to support flood relief Operation. The team departed from Giripremi office, Pune on 26th June 2013 at 9.30am. The team consists of UmeshZirpe, BhushanHarshe, Ganesh More,

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  • LHOTSE EVEREST 2013 – Expedition Promo

    Watch some glimpses of India’s first joint civilian expedition to Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest. This successful expedition is one of the greatest feats in the field of Mountaineering Sports. Under the inspiring leadership of Umesh Zirpe, Giripremi is consistently

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  • Giripremi’s Mt. Hanuman Tibba Expedition

    June – July 2013 Placed to the north of Manali and at the western side of the Beas river is small and beautiful peak is Mt. Hanuman Tibba, The Dome of Hanuman is a pyramid shaped mountain rising to the

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  • Pune Everest 2012 – Expense

    Expedition at a glance Expedition Name: Pune Everest 2012 Expedition peak attempted: Mt. Everest (8848M) Expedition result: Successful Leader: Mr. Umesh Zirpe Climbing Members: Anand Mali, Ashish Mane, Bhushan Harshe, Chetan Ketkar, Ganesh More, Krishna Dhokale, Prasad Joshi, Rahul Yelange, RupeshKhopade, Sachin

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