Mt. Sudarshan (6529 m ) is one of the iconic mountains in Garhwal Himalaya. Giripremi’s all women team led by Smita Kariwadekar made a successful ascent of the peak on 6th Sept 2023.
Giripremi All Women Mountaineers team’s P Cube Mt. Sudarshan Expedition 2023 was flagged off at the hands of Shri. Jayesh Rathore (Director, Akshara International School) and Mrs Jyoti Rathore (Chairperson, Akshara International School) at Bhandarkar Memorial Research Institute, Law College Road Pune.
This is the first ever all women successful ascent from Maharashtra.
Expedition leader Smita Kariwadekar, on the 6th of September at 12:45 PM, proudly unfurled the Indian tricolor and the flag of Maharashtra at the summit of Sudarshan.
Furthermore, the expedition witnessed remarkable achievements by other team members. Purva Shinde, Padmaja Dhanvi, Sneha Gude, and Sneha Talwatkar all achieved altitudes of up to 6,200 meters. However, due to deteriorating weather conditions, they made a prudent decision to descend from a few meters short of the summit, prioritizing the safety of the entire team.
Additionally, Seema Pai, another valiant team member, reached an impressive height of 5,500 meters at Camp 1.
Akhil Katkar a Giripremi’s experienced mountaineer, Lale Thajil Poon, Munindar Rana, and Saurabh Kumar instructors from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, as well as Gyalbo Sherpa, Satyapal, and Ankul supported the expedition’s logistics and administration. Out of which Poon, Gyalbo, Muninder Rana and Saurabh summitted the peak along with team…!!
First successful all women ascent to the peak from Maharashtra
Leader – Smita Kariwadekar
Team Members – Padmaja Dhanavim, Sneha Gude, Sneha Talvatkar, Seema Pai, Purva Shinde, Akhil Katkar
Successful / Unsuccessful
Date of Summit
6th Sept 2023
Number of Summiters
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