“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.
Since its inception, Giripremi has been achieving new heights and new horizons, and has gained technical expertise in rock climbing and ice climbing by scaling difficult Himalayan giants. Giripremi’s achievements include successful ascent on 22 technically challenging Himalayan peaks, including first successful Indian civilian ascents of Mt. Satopanth (7075 m) and Mt. Shivling (6450 m).Giripremi’s member Surendra Chavan reached “the top of the world”, summit of Mt. Everest, in first ever successful Indian Civilian expedition: “Tata Everest 1998”. An achievement to be proud of!
Apart from these extra-ordinary achievements in the Himalaya, Giripremi’s rock climbers climbed several virgin pinnacles and rock walls in the Sahyadri region such as Dhakoba wall (1500 ft), Katra Kada (2700 ft), Nafta (2700 ft) and Aurthor’s seat (1200 ft).
Giripremi has always been focused on the social activities as well. It’s contribution includes participation in help and relief activities, rescue operations and other causes like blood donation camps.
Giripremi believes that adherence to it’s core values is the main contributor to it’s success. We believe in open, transparent culture with no hurdles of formal membership criteria’s. We are open to all mountain lovers who wish to excel in the mountaineering sports. All members are encouraged to undergo professional training in premier mountaineering schools such as Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (Uttarkashi) and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Darjeeling). It has been tradition of the Giripremi that senior members infuse knowledge, skill and Giripremi values to the new generation of climbers. This has helped Giripremi create generations of mountaineers of the highest quality.
As the organization continues to mature under the leadership of Umesh Zirpe, the founding members are confident that Giripremi will achieve new heights in the field of mountaineering and adventure sports.
Regitered Under: Bombay Public Trust Act 1950/ Reg. No. F-2054-82, Pune. Society’s Reg. Act 1860 Reg. No. MAH-945, Pune 1982.
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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