Pune Everest 2012 Expedition

About Expedition

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. 

  • The highest mountain in the world.
  • over 6000 successful summits so far
  • Peak can be climbed from both Nepal or China Side.
  • First Men to reach the top of the world were Sir Edmund Hillary & Sir Sherpa Tenzing. The duo reached the top of the peak on 29th May 1953.
  • First Indian expedition was successful in 1965 by Indian Army under Capt. MS Kohli’s leadership

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, 


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Altitude Reached

8848 m

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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!

Media Coverage

Release of Documentary Film on Everest

Release of Documentary Film on Everest
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Born to ascend – Tekraj Adhikari

Born to Ascend - Tekraj Adhikari
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Appreciation for Everest Expedition Team

Appreciation for Everest Expedition Team
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Summit of Mt. Everest

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Everest Summit News

Giripremi's 8 mountaineers reach the top of Everest
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Everest Expedition Promotion

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