Girimitra Sammelan 2018
Dates will be declared soon

As a part of Girimitra 2018 activities,
Basic & Advanced Photography Workshop
is being arranged in March 2018 at Maharashtra Seva Sangh Hall.

Photography Workshop Details

 Girimitra 2017 Souvenir

Being organized since the year 2001, Girimitra Sammelan has been attended by world-class Mountaineers, Climbers and other eminent personalities, not only from India but from other parts of the world too including New Zealand, Switzerland, Nepal and so on. The event is attended enthusiastically by about a thousand adventure lovers. The sessions consist of award presentation, discussions/interviews, film shows, photo exhibition and so on.

Girimitra Sammelan Details   Maharashtra Seva Sangh Details

Glimpses of Girimitra Sammelan 2017  (View all photos here)

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    Opening address by Mr. Mukesh Maiseri

  • Photo 2

    Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner being interviewed by Mr. Harish Kapadia

  • Photo 3

    Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner's presentation

  • Photo 4

    Girimitra Sammelan audience

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    Girimitra Sammelan audience

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    Girimitra Sammelan volunteers

Chief Guest, Girimitra Sammelan 2017

Ms. Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner’s interest in mountain climbing developed at a very young age. At the age of 13, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner ventured on her first easy climbing tours at the local "Sturzhahn"

In the year 1998, Gerlinde summitted "Cho Oyu", the first of the 14 eight thounders. Later she successfully climbed peaks such as Nanga Parbat, Lhotse, Kangchenjunga, Everest and so on. Finally in 2011, she climbed "K2" and became the second woman in the world to have climbed all the 14 peaks taller than eight thound meters.

Additionally, Gerlinde is the first woman to climb all the 14 eight thousand meter and above peaks without any supplimental oxygen and use of high altitude porters or Sherpas.

For further details please visit, Gerlinde's Website.

  Latest News

Whole hearted reaction of our special guest Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. YouTube Video Link

Watch the video message that we received from Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. YouTube Video Link

Announcing the launch of Girimitra Online Quiz. Multiple choice questions based on topics such as Forts, Hiking, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, History & Nature – Sahyadri and Himalaya. Contact Person: Pranoti Joshi-Khanolkar 7045935564.

Since the last couple of years, we have been giving financial subsidies to encourage organizational mountaineering. Please visit this link to provide details of your organizational rock-climbing activities organized from July 2016 to May 2017. Please visit this link to provide details of your organizational Himalayan expeditions organized in the same period. For more information, please contact Mr. Prakash Walvekar at 9821194373

As usual, this year's Girimitra Sammelan would host a Photography Competition. For further details, please visit the Competitions Page.

Girimitra Sammelan also hosts other competitions such as, Audio Visual Competition, Trekkers Blog Competition and Study-Based Presentation. For further details, please visit the Competitions Page.

  Girimitra Awards

In the words of revered Mountaineer Mr. Sharad Owalekar the award is more of an appreciation from my mountaineer friends than just an award. Felicitation of a mountaineer by mountaineers!.



Various competitions such photography, audio-visual and so on, are held every year. View important details such Entry Form, Rules and Regulations, Last Date, contact information etc.


  Media Gallery

Links showing images, videos, blog entries displaying Girimitra Sammelan being mentioned by print media, social media and others. Be prepared for a visual treat and lot of information.