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.

Latest News

  • 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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  • AAVHAN SEASON 2014 LAUNCHED SUCCESSFULLY

    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

    EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

    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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Mountaineering is an extreme sport. It's play grounds are far from the civilization. It demands high quality equipment for safety and survival. It's probably the sport which has longest time frame. Generally, an expedition continues for several days and sometime months. All these factors impose a burden off high costs on this sport.

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