Giripremi believes that Adventure Sports create courageous minds. Adventure Sports culture, mountaineering, in particular, should be inherited to the next generations. It will help to build a stronger and fitter society in the future. To put thoughts into perspective, the organisation has been promoting mountaineering culture across several age groups. Mountaineers are assets of the nation, and such assets don’t create overnight. It is a perpetual process, and we are determined to strengthen it in the coming years.
Since the inception in 1982, for past four decades, Giripremi is committed to promote the Mountaineering and Adventure sports across all sectrs of society. During these years, club has achieved some of the remarkable feats which have given us a Global Recognition in the field of Mountaineering. Today, it is the only organisation in India, to successfully reach to the top of Seven 8000 m mountains, to have 11 mountaineers who have climbed Mt. Everest and 10 who have climbed Mt. Kangchenjunga. We are proud to have two mountaineers as a part of organisation who are the recipients of the most prestigious sports award in Maharashtra, the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Award’.
Thank you Umesh.. !! for being with me on the trek to Everest Base Camp. it was one of the best Adventure experiences in my life. Everyone must venture to such a place at least once in life. Big thanks to Giripremi and GGIM for organising this wonderful trek.
Giripremi is doing excellent work of promoting Adventure culture in the society, which is the need of the time today. Most importantly, I appreciate the culture of safety, scientific approach and highly experienced team of Giripremi. Under the visionary leadership of Umesh Zirpe, Giripremi is excelling day by day.
I was in Pune for Giripremi function and I was simply overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and interest level of Adventure lovers from Pune. Giripremi is one of the biggest team visiting Nepal Himalayas. Their achievements in big mountains like Everest.
15th May 2019, I was fortunate to be able to climb Mt. Kagchenjunga. I had attempted this mountain earlier and was aware of the difficulty level of the peak. Because of well-coordinated efforts of Giripremi team, this year, maximum number of climbers could climb this treacherous mountain.
Umesh and team are real Adventure lovers and mountain lovers. I believe they are the leading mountaineering organisation in India. I have been following their journey since 2014 when they climbed Mt. Makalu. I was invited for a State level Mountaineering summit at Mumbai and was happy to see the huge community of Adventure.
‘गिरिप्रेमी’ या नावातच सह्याद्रीच्या या मावळ्यांचं पर्वतावरचं प्रेम आणि आस्था दिसून येते. माझा आणि यांचा परिचय एका त्यांच्याच एका मोहिमेच्या चित्रफितीदारम्यान झाला. एव्हरेस्ट शिखराच्या पायथ्याशी छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराजांचा पुतळा प्रस्थापित करून या वीरांनी मराठी ध्वजा एका नव्या उंचीवर पोचविली. यांच्या गिर्यारोहणतील कर्तुत्वाला माझा मुजरा.
I always appreciate Giripremi’s approach towards mountaineering. As on today, I believe they have the bunch of best mountaineers and rock climbers in their team. They have already achieved incredible feats in mountaineering and I wish they do some highly technical and Alpine style climbing in Indian Himalayas.
Mountaineering is a sport where your physical and mental fitness is tested at its best and adventure education is important for the new generation of India. My best wishes for Giripremi’s work and all their expeditions in the future.
As a veteran from the Indian Armed Forces, I always feel that the culture of undertaking adventure should be inculcated during the school days itself, rather it should be part of the curriculum. Giripremi and GGIM in particular, have addressed this excellently by designing the Adventure Education syllabus for children. I congratulate them for their pioneering effort.