Mt. Shivling Expedition (Giripremi's Silver Jubilee Celebration)

About Expedition

On the morning of 9th June, 9 of Giripremi’s young mountaineers set their foot on the ‘dream mountain’ – Mt. Shivling which is located in Tapovan, Uttarakhand in the Western Garhwal Himalayas, India. This victorious moment also marked Giripremi’s silver jubilee year !

Giripremi’s successful expedition to this peak marked the first indian civilian expedition to this technically challenging peak.

  • Mt Shivling is perched in the Gangotri valley of Garhwal Himalayas at the snout of the Gangotri glacier.
  • Its stands at a height of 6543 m
  • Mt. Shivling is known for its unique conical shape due to which it also earned the name of ‘India’s Matterhorn
  • Shivling was first ascended on 3 June 1974 by the ITBP team comprising of Hukam Singh, Laxman Singh, Ang Tharkey, Pemba Tharkey and Pasang Sherpa
  • The mountain was initially said to have no feasible route by a German expedition led by R. Schwarzgruber due to its steepness and possibility of falling seracs
  • This peak has a success rate of only 50%
  • Mt. Shivling poses challenges such as steep routes, avalanches and its 300ft high ice wall.
  • Peaks such as Meru, Thalay Sagar and Bhagirathi surround Mt. Shivling

Leader – Rahul Yelange

Team Members – Anand Mali, Rupesh Khopde, Avinash Kandekar, Tekraj Adhikari, Mahesh Kalbhor, Yashdeep Malvade, Nilesh Aware and Anand Patre

SUPPORT TEAM- Ajit Tate, Sanjay Doiphode, Umesh Zirpe

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Altitude Reached

6543 m

Date of Summit

9 -10 June 2007

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We thank all of you for supporting Giripremi throughout our expedition journey ! Special thanks to Mr. Lalit Kolhe, Mr. Muffadal Lokhandwala, Sahyadri Mitra (Mahad), Dr. Rahul Warange.
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