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 Deng, Surendra Jalihal, and Tekraj Adhikari
Summit: Ashish Mane, Chetan Ketkar, Krishna Dhokale, Prasad Joshi, Rahul Yelange, Rupesh Khopade, Surendra Jalihal, and Tekraj Adhikari
Support Members: Avinash Foujdar, Avinash Kandekar, Paresh Naik, Mahesh Kalbhor, Ajit Tate, Sanjay Doiphode and Niranjan Palsule
Photography: Milind Bhanage
Pune Everest Expedition 2012
The ascent of Everest always make a dramatic story; but when the Indian Expedition of 1965 put nine members atop the summit, the event made headlines around the world. Even after that, mountaineering did not take off to the extent it would have been in the Indian civilian society. Indians had to wait till next thirty three years to see Indian civil expedition to be successful on this mountain. In the due course of time Indian military services did lot of achievements in the field of mountaineering but very little came to the civilians' way. Many mountaineering clubs were formed in various parts of India, but their achievements could not impress the nation to inspire the youth to pursue this as a serious sport.
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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