Meru Peak is a prominent mountain of the Garhwal Himalayas, in the Uttarakhand region of India. It resides between majestic mountains Thalay Sagar and Shivling and has some highly challenging routes.
In Indian mythology, Mount Meru is considered to be the centre of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes. In addition to that, some believe that Meru Peak was named after this sacred mountain. On the other hand, others explain that the name “Meru” originated from Sanskrit word for spine, attributing to the shape of the mountain.
The mountain has three peaks: southern the highest – 6,660 m (21,850 ft), central – 6,310 m (20,700 ft), and northern – 6,450 m (21,160 ft). Giripremi team scaled the Southern Peak (6660 m) via South West Face. The face offers over 70 degree steep gradient, mixture of both ice and rock climbs through complicated glacial maze and long glacier.. marches. It is the world’s first ever ascent to the peak from the challenging West face route.
On 2nd Sept 2023, Mingma Sherpa,Vivek Shivade Varun Bhagwat Ganesh More, Vinod Gusain, along with Bihari Singh Rana and Ajit Singh Rawat, reached the summit of the mountain.
First ever World’s Ascent to the peak from South West Face Route
One of the most formidable mountains in Garhwal Himalaya in Gangotri region at an elevation of 6660 m
Expedition will be led by Shvichhatrapati Awardee Umesh Zirpe
Giripremi’s highly experienced and strong team of 9 will be attempting the peak during Aug- Sept 2023
Leader – Umesh Zirpe
Team Members – Vivek Shivade, Ganesh More, Wing Cdr Devidutta Panda, Mingma Sherpa, Vinod Gusain, Ashish Mane, Krishna Dhokle, Dr. Sumit Mandale, ,Pawan Hadole, Varun Bhagwat, Akhil Katkar, Abhay Khedkar, Nikunj Shah
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Date of Summit
2nd Sept 2023
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