Saturday, May 25, 2019

Felicitation of Kangchenjunga Expedition on Sunday


PUNE: Giripremi’s ten climbers unfurled Indian tricolor on Mt. Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak at the dawn of May 15, 2019 and made a world record of the highest number of climbs on Mt. Kangchenjunga from a single organization on the same day. It was a historic event in the history of global mountaineering. Giripremi’s expedition was the first and the largest civilian expedition in the world to summit Mt. Kangchenjunga.

The world record holder Giripremi team is arriving in the city on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Giripremi, on behalf of all Punekars, has decided to felicitate the summitters and celebrate the success in a style. The felicitation program is scheduled at 6 PM on Sunday in the presence of Hon. Muktatai Tilak, Mayor, PMC, Pune. Giripremi’s teams have been scaling the new peaks every year.

Since 2012, under the leadership of Umesh Zirpe, Giripremi has scaled seven of the top 14 8000 meters peaks in the world including Mt. Everest and Mt. Kangchenjunga. Zirpe is the only leader in the country to achieve this feat. This year’s Kangchenjunga Expedition was unique as Giripremi was leading an international expedition unofficially as all the teams arrived at the base camp of Mt. Kangchenjunga was seeking guidance from Giripremi for climbing the peak.

During the ceremony, all the climbers from Mt. Kangchenjunga Expedition are going share their journeys to the top. It is one of its kind experiences which no Punekar should miss.

Welcome Ceremony and Felicitation Program
Time and Date: 6 PM, Sunday, May 26, 2019
Venue: Abasaheb Garware College’s Auditorium, Karve Road, Pune


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