Giripremi’s Pune Everest 2012 has been the landmark moment in the history of India’s mountaineering. 8 Giripremi mountaineers – Prasad Joshi, Ashish Mane, Tekraj Adhikari, Krishna Dhokle, Rupesh Khopade, Rahul Yelange, Chetan Ketkar, and Surendra Jalihal reached the summit of world’s highest mountain Everest on 19th May 2012 under Umesh Zirpe’s leadership. It was the biggest successful civilian expedition to Mt. Everest.
The motive behind this expedition was to promote the sport of mountaineering & instill the importance of adventure education among Indian society.
In retrospect, as we see now, truly Maharashtra’s mountaineering has tremendously progressed and countless individuals, especially the youth have imbibed values of adventure through this sport.
We recommend you to kindly go through the book – ‘Everest Goshta Eka Dhaysachi‘ authored by the Leader- Umesh Zirpe himself.
Leader – Umesh Zirpe
Climbing Members – Bhushan Harshe, Ashish Mane,Rupesh Khopade, Anand Mali, Prasad Joshi, Krishna Dhokle, Ganesh More, Chetan Ketkar, Tekraj Adhikari, Surendra Jalihal, Rahul Yelange, Sachin Deng,
Support Members –
Dr. Avinash Kandekar, Sanjay Doiphode, Avinash Foujdar, Niranjan Palsule,
Successful / Unsuccessful
Date of Summit
Number of Summiters
Number of Days
The expedition was a unique success in itself, because, it wasnt just Giripremi’s Eerest expedition; but over 25000 civilians from Maharashtra stood by Giripremi and contributed actively towards the grandiose success.
We Giripremi are extremely grateful to all those who supported our cause.
Proud moment when the Saffron and the tricolor both fluttered on top of the world!