Pune, the city of mountain lovers where splendid Sahyadris have always motivated countless mountaineers, trekkers and nature lovers. They have played an instrumental role in weaving together human spirit with a devotion to the nature. To boost the existing mountaineering culture and incorporate methodical and ethical climbing approach, Guardian Corporation and Giripremi Mountaineering Club have jointly embarked on a mission to start a first of its kind mountaineering institute in Maharashtra at Mulshi, near Pune.
On 24th January 2015, Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering (GGIM) was officially launched at the hands of Ms. Sarita Devi, India’s Olympic Boxer and veteran mountaineer N.K.Mahajan.
Guardian Corp. founded in 1991 by company’s CMD Mr. Manish Sabade, is a renowned group serving in diverse sectors such as real estate, tourism, retail, entertainment, sports, leisure and dance academy. Mr. Sabade being a mountaineering enthusiast and having done his basic course in Mountaineering, believes strongly in promoting the outdoor adventure culture to uplift the young spirited minds.
With a motto of ‘Mountaineering for Happiness’ Giripremi was founded in 1982 by Veteran mountaineers Mr. Anand Palande, Mrs. Ushaprabha Page and three others. For past 33 years, Giripremi has been one of the pioneer organizations working in the field of mountaineering. Today, Giripremi is recognized at national and international levels, for its exceptional endeavors in mountaineering in Himalayas and Sahyadris. Since 2012, Giripremi has successfully scaled three Eight Thousander mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu under the fierce leadership of Mr. Umesh Zirpe.
Today, the youth are at a juncture where they need to rediscover there true self. Their enormous potential and boundless energy need to be channelized towards nation building. We, at GGIM believe that outdoor education cultivates an intrepid attitude among individuals and brace them to face real life challenges. Outdoor education is demanding, however it is only when the challenges are overcome, youth will emerge strong-willed and confident. Our vision is to prepare individuals to pursue excellence in their lives, by inculcating the indomitable spirit through excited, fun oriented and challenging educational curriculum.
- To build a platform for learning, sharing and creation of knowledge through outdoor classes and adventure sports
- To offer individuals a hands-on & learn-by-experience training and make them competent and caring travelers of wilderness
- To shape responsible and motivated leaders equipped not only with technical knowledge but also with the environmental ethics