Our Team

Honorable Members of GGIM Advisory Board

  • President, Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), New Delhi
  • Principal, Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering (HMI), Darjeeling
  • Director, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, (ABVIMAS), Manali
  • Brig. Ashok Abbey, High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Shri. Anand Palande, President Giripremi, Pune
  • Smt. Ushaprabha Page, Founder President Giripremi, Pune
  • Shri. Khemraj Thakur, Manali

 

 

Board of Directors

Umesh Zirpe

Umesh Zirpe

Director

Awarded by Shiv Chhatrapati Sports award, Umesh Zirpe is the leader of Giripremi's six expeditions to 8000m mountains. Namely Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu.
He has climbed many peaks in Garhwal Himalaya,

Manish Sabade

Manish Sabade

Director

CMD, GUardian Corp., he is the backbone of the institute. Having an immense enthusiasm for mountaineering sport, he has been a strong pillar in Giripremi and GGIM's every higher steps.

Chandan Chavan

Chandan Chavan

Coordinator

One of the seniormost members of Giripremi, Chandan Chavan looks after all the financial and civil aspects of the institute.

Vijay Joshi

Vijay Joshi

Director

Niranjan Palsule

Niranjan Palsule

Director

Uday Jadhav

Uday Jadhav

Director

Operations Team

Bhushan Harshe

Bhushan Harshe

Head - Operations

Bhushan is Giripremi's summitter of Mt. Everest in 2013. Bhushan derives immense experience in mountaineering, outdoor adventures and corporate programmes. He has completed his Masters in Instrumentation but having a passion for mountaineering, he has opted for this profession. For past 10 years, he has completed Basic, Advance mountaineering courses; followed by Search & Rescue Course; Alpine Mountaineering Course and numerous expeditions in India, Nepal Himalayas.

Vivek Shivade

Vivek Shivade

Head - Content and Syllabus design

Vivek is a graduate in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science from IIT Bombay. But having a passion for mountaineering and outdoor education, he has stepped into this field. He has completed graduation from NOLS, UIAA conducted Ice Climbing in France, Basic, Advance Mountaineering Courses and various mountaineering expeditions and high altitude treks in India & abroad

Dinesh Kotkar

Dinesh Kotkar

Course Coordinator

Dinesh is a commerce graduate from Pune University. He has completed Basic, Advance, Search & Rescue courses in mountaineering. In 2015, he summitted a peak 5268, a virgin peak in Himachal Pradesh. In July 2017, He summitted Mt. Kun, a technically challenging 7000der mountain in J&K regions.

Ankit Sohoni

Ankit Sohoni

Course Coordinator

Ankit is a passionate trekker and a budding mountaineer from Giripremi. He, a commerce graduate, has led numerous treks in Sahyadri and Indian Himalaya. Recently he led a trek to Everest Base Camp.