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 ZirpeFounder Director
Awarded by Shiv Chhatrapati Sports award, Umesh Zirpe is the leader of Giripremi's eight expeditions to 8000m mountains namely Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Kangchenjunga and Annapurna I. He derives over 40 years of experience in mountaineering.
He is one of the core team members of Giripremi since 1986. His contribution to to expeditions like Mt. Satopanth, Mt. Shivaling, Mt. Everest is invaluable. His meticulousness and minute planing helps the team to achieve the desired goals.
Having an immense enthusiasm for mountaineering sport, he has been a strong pillar in Giripremi and GGIM's every higher steps.
He is one of the seniormost members of Giripremi. He looks after all the administrative aspects of the institute.
Shripad Gokhale is a senior trekker and looks after the financial matters of the institute.
He is the chief orchestrate in conceptualizing GGIM and drafting the objectives of the institute.
Avid trekker, Vijay Joshi has been the strongest mentor to Giripremi's expeditions. He plays active role in promotion of institute across various sectors.
Bhushan HarsheHead Operations
Bhushan is Giripremi's summitter of Mt. Everest in 2013, Mt. Kangchenjunga in 2019 and Mt. Annapurna I in 2021. He has completed his Masters in Instrumentation but having a passion for mountaineering, he has opted for this profession and derives experience of over 15 years.
Vivek ShivadeHead - Content and Syllabus Development
Vivek is a graduate in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science from IIT Bombay. But having a passion for mountaineering, he has stepped into this field. He has completed courses from NOLS, UIAA Ice Climbing in France, Basic, Advance courses in Mountaineering
Dr. Sumit MandaleField Instructor & Medical Officer
Dr. Sumit is one of the most experienced rock climbers in Giripremi. He derives immense knowledge of Sahyadri range. He has climbed numerous Himalaya mountains including Mt. Cho Oyu (world's 6th highest mountain) and Mt. Kangchenjunga (World's 3rd highest mountain) and Mt. Annapurna I (10th highest mountain).
Ankit SohoniSenior Course Coordinator & Field Instructor
Ankit is a Commerce Graduate and a passionate mountaineer. He has completed his Basic and Advance Mountaineering Courses. He is a summitter of Mt. Elbrus (Europe's Highest Mountain) in Russia (2019), and Mt. Bhrigu.
Varun BhagwatField Instructor and Trek Leader
Varun, a microbiologist by education, is an excellent rock climber and a mountaineer by heart. He has played a crucial role in Giripremi's virgin rock climbing - Arunoday. He has climbed Mt. Cathedral, Mt. Kangyatse II, and Mt. Bhrigu. He was a part of CB 13. Manda I and Mt. Meru Expedition.
Prasad ChavanField Instructor and Trek Leader
Prasad is a passionate photographer, portrait sketcher and rock climber. H has completed Basic Mountaineering Course and has led Deotibba Base Camp Trek.
Padmaja DhanaviField Instructor & Trek Leader
Padmaja is a microbiologist but her passion had been theatres! In the mid twenties, she found her new dimension to the passion - Rock Climbing. Through GGIM's Basic Rock Climbing Course, she roped in with us and now she is an excellent rock climbing trainer.
Suyash MokashiLogistics In charge
Suyash is the go-to-the-person when it comes to management of all adventure activities. Additionally he is an avid reader and hence, manages GGIM library.
Dhanashree JoshiAdministration Executive
Sunita ChavanAccounts Executive
- Anand Mali
- Ashish Mane
- Ganesh More
- Krishna Dhokale
- Vishal Kaduskar
- Samiran Kolhe
- Pawan Hadole
- Varun Bhagwat
- Rohan Desai
- Ketaki Pathak
- Chinmay Thakurdesai
- Priyanka Chinchorkar
- Deepali Patil
- Ritu Chawla
- Anjali Kelkar
- Anjali Katre
- Purva Singh
- Aishwarya Ghare
- Padmaja Dhanavi
- Abhay Khedkar
- Dipali Biradar
- Surabhi Gujar
- Girish Choudhary
- Vikas Bhondwe
- Dhananjay Madam
- Ruturaj Agawane
- Swapnil Kawad
- Jay Kolhatkar
- Amogh Pandit
- Amol Warange
- Amrut Karvekar
- Jitendra Gaware
- Pallavi Vartak