Sunday, February 4, 2018

Giripremi launches Mt Kangchenjunga Eco Expedition


PUNE: City’s premier mountaineering club’s
Mount Kangchenjunga Eco Expedition 2019 was launched in Pune. Jamling Norgay, veteran mountaineer, Everesteer and son of one of the first mountaineers to climb Mount Everest Tenzing Norgay, launched Mount Kangchenjunga Eco Expedition 2019 by unveiling the logo of the expedition.

Climbing Mount Kanchenjunga is a dream for every mountaineer. It is one of the beautiful yet toughest to climb peaks in Himalayas. This expedition will be the biggest civilian expedition from Maharashtra on country’s highest peak.

The climbing expedition on Mount Kanchenjunga will take place in April- May 2019, however several programs including treks will be organized over the year to increase common people’s participation. Being Maharashtra’s first and largest expedition on India’s tallest mountain, Giripremi has planned innovative activities to involve common people in the expedition. Thus, it is named as #MohimMaharashtrachi.   

Jamling Norgay in his speech said, “I am deeply honored to be a part of such an exciting expedition on Mount Kanchenjunga.  On such great occasion I would like to share the mantra of mountaineering which my father is to believe.  The mantra is safety first and one step at a time. Mountains are always there for you. As a mountaineer you should be taking safety into consideration first.”

Dr. Suresh Haware said, “Organizing Eco Expedition on India’s highest mountain is an absolutely a great step. Caring for nature while climbing is an exciting aspect and I wish my luck to the team Giripremi to conduct a successful expedition on Mount Kanchenjunga.”

Umesh Zirpe, Expedition Leader, explained the expedition. He said, “Mount Kanchenjunga Eco Expedition 2019 will be environment friendly expedition.  As a part of expedition, the cleaning movement of the route of the peak and glaciers will be undertaken. Kanchenjunga is surrounded by more than 120 glaciers which are resources of over million people. Cleaning and conserving such glaciers is need of an hour. Giripremi with aim of ‘Clean Mountains, Clean Glaciers’ will conduct cleaning movement during the expedition. In addition, Giripremi’s mountaineers have planned to study bio diversity of Kanchenjunga region.  Treks at both the base camps; Indian and Nepalese side are also planned for cleanliness awareness. 

He also announced the team of Mount Kanchenjunga Eco Expedition 2019, that includes Everesteer Ganesh More, Bhushan Harshe, Rupesh Khopade, Anand Mali, Ashish Mane, Prasad Joshi, Krishna Dhokale along with Dr. Sumeet Mandale, Kiran Salastekar, Yugank Kadam, Dr. AvinashKandekar, AvinashFoujdar, Abhijit Deshmukh, Amit Talwalkar, Anjali Katre, SainyameeTakale, Pawan Hadole, VivekShivade, Jitendra Gaware, Chandan Chavan, Shripad Gokhale, Dinesh Kotkar, Vishal Kaduskar, Sanket Dhotre and Omkar Hinge. 


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