The Indian tricolour flag was handed over to Giripremi’s women’s mountaineering expedition team going for Gangotri-1, a 6672 meters high peak. The peak is considered to be one of the toughest peaks in the Gangotri peak group of Garhwal Himalayas.
The team shall leave from Pune on September 4 and the expedition will travel to Pune – Uttarkashi – Gangotri subsequently. The duration of the expedition will be approximately 20-25 days.
The team was given the tricolour flag of India by Radhika Ogle, Principal of Seva Sadan English Medium School. This is the third consecutive expedition by Giripremi in the season after Mt. Kangyatse I & II and Mt. Manda I & Bhrigu Parvat.
Giriprem’s founding president Ushaprabha Page, founding members Anand Palande, Jayant Tulpule, Giripremi’s senior climbers Ajit Tate, Chandan Chavan and Seva Sadan’s secretary CPatwardhan were present at the event.
“The need of the hour is for women to be physically and mentally fit. One of the objectives of Seva Sadan School is to empower the children physically and mentally along with their education and for that, it is a matter of great pride to have this flag-off program in the school,” said Ogle
Page wished the new expedition on the background of her experience of climbing with Bachendri Pal in the pre-Everest expedition held on Gangotri-1 peak in 1981.The