International Mountain Day Festival

Every year, International Mountain Day is celebrated on December 11. One seventh of world’s population lives in mountain areas, whereas remaining one third is largely dependent on the natural resources, originating in mountains. Thus, the awareness about preserving mountain ecosystem has become a need of an hour. To create awareness about the mountain issues, United Nations celebrate International Mountain Day with unique theme every year.

This year, Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations has chosen Climate Change, Hunger and Migration in Mountain Region as a theme for the event. Giripremi has planned several programs to create awareness about the cause and emphasize the contribution of mountaineers to the development of ecosystem of mountain region.

With several events, Giripremi aims to reach more people to create awareness about mountains. Mountain lovers should not miss the opportunity to witness these mountainous events.


Mountain Film Festival at Abasaheb Garware College’s Auditorium, Karve road, Pune, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 6 PM onwards.

Screening of Giripremi’s Mt. Kun, Mt. CB 13 and Mt. Manaslu Expeditions films. 

Giripremi’s entire team successfully scaled Mt. Kun located in Karagil region, one of the toughest peaks to climb in Indian Himalayas. It was a first ever successful expedition to Mt. Kun from Maharashtra. The breathtaking journey to the summit can be seen in the film. Giripremi’s young team scaled ‘Mt. CB 13’ located in Lahaul Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Due to adverse weather, there were uncertainties about summit. However, the team performed exceptionally well in tough condition. All the drama during the summit will unfold in the film. ‘Mt. Manaslu’ was Giripremi’s flagship 8000er expedition in 2017. The journey to the world’s eighth highest peak was swift and exciting. It was the first Indian civilian expedition and was completed in record duration. The spectacular views during Manaslu Summit have been captured in the film.

This is an OPEN to all programme, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Rock Climbing event at Dukes Nose by Giripremi’s rock climbers and a historic trek on the occasion of International Mountain Day

Giripremi’s team led by Sanket Dhotre will climb Dukes Nose Pinnacle to celebrate International Mountain Day. This event is limited for Giripremi members. However, all mountain enthusiasts can enjoy the spectacular view of entire climb from its base. 

The trekkers and the mountain lovers can participate in an event ‘Nisargnaad’ organized by Giripremi and GGIM. The trek will begin from Duke's Nose; all will hike down to the historic place "Umbarkhind" and understand the historic importance of Netaji Palkar’s battle with Mughals.  

Online Photography Competition.   Dec 1 - 9

On the occasion of International Mountain Day, Giripremi is organizing Open Online Photography Competition.  Participants must share self clicked original (unedited) photo. While sharing the photo, participant needs to write about the photo in brief and should use #IMDgiripremi2017 hashtag. 

  • The competition will be held during  Dec 1- 9, 2017.
  • Five winners will be selected by the judges. 
  • The winning photos will be shared and published on different platforms of Giripremi.
  • The winners will also get exciting prizes. 
  • Prizes sponsored by Primes & Zooms  Gift vouchers worth:
  • 1st: 7500/-
  • 2nd: 5000/-
  • 3rd : 2500/-
  • 4th & 5th : 1500/- each 

All the details of the competition are described in below mentioned link:

Mountain Run on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Forest Bhavan, Gokhale Nagar, Pune

To celebrate International Mountain Day, Giripremi has organized ‘Mountain Run’. Everyone above 10 years, can take part in this race! There will be three categories.

  1. Pro Race 10 KM  
  2. Amateur Race 10 KM
  3. Kids Race 5 KM

Apart from these categories, there is an open category 'Walkathon', (5 KM) 

All the details of the event are mentioned in the link below:

Mountain Worship at Hanuman Tekadi behind Fergusson College on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the presence of veteran Sherpas

On the International Mountain Day, we all will worship the mountain goddess at Hanuman Tekadi behind Fergusson College at 7 AM. Veteran Sherpas from Nepal Himalaya, Dorchi Sherpa ( Everest 7 times summitter, 2 times Mt. K2 summitter), Mingma Sherpa (Everest summitters 5 times, and several other eight thousanders), Furba Sherpa (2 times Everest Summit and several other Himalayan summits), Tenzing Sherpa (Summitted Eight Thousanders like Mt. Makalu, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu) will attend the pooja ceremony. 

All are welcome!!

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