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Central theme of this year's Girimitra Sammelan is Transformations in Mountaineering.
Study-based Presentation, Photography, Film and Trekkers' Blog Competition announced. Visit Competitions Information page to know details and download entry form.
Media Gallery has been updated with Girimitra 2019 photos. Please visit the media gallery here.
We are collecting information about Rock Climbing expeditions & Himalayan expedition details from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2022.
Please note that the last date to submit the details is 30th June 2022.
Collection of information regarding Help and Relief Work carried out during recent period of Corona Pandemic and Natural Disasters
Lot of mountaineering organisations, clubs and various social groups carried our help, rescue and relief work during the recent devastation caused by floods, cyclones and other natural calamities. This information will be compiled and presented during Girimitra Sammelan 2022. Please provide the information in the given Google Form before 30th June 2022.
Greeting friends, we are connecting with you after a gap of three years. During the COVID-19 pandemic we were still connected but we all missed being at Girimitra Sammelan. All of us, for the past 18 years, have been setting aside a weekend in the monsoon for the same. This streak was broken due to COVID-19 pandemic. All of us have experienced a lot of changes that happened around us during that phase.
There's a saying, "Change is the only constant in life". We all have experienced the changes in our journey through evolution and civilisation. Some changes are natural and some are man-made. Mountaineering is no exception to that. In the earlier days, mountaineering happened through routine work, trade and commerce, wars and even pilgrimages. Around the middle of the 20th century mountaineering transformed into an adventure sport.
Quite a few changes have taken place especially in the pristine environment that we mountaineers often find solace. Science and technology has had profound effect on the way mountaineering is done today. Adventure tourism emerged on the horizon as a part of the transformation and so did commercial mountaineering expeditions.
We owe it to ourselves to take a pause and analyse all the transformation going on around us, especially in the mountaineering field. It is worth to check where we stand today and the direction that we are following, which brings us to the central theme of this year's Girimitra Sammelan, "Transformations in Mountaineering".
Certainly time will tell how these transformations have affected us but we certainly need to analyse and document these changes in an attempt to see the direction where we are headed.
Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Ex-President
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Ex-Principal
Indian Mountaineering Foundation, President
Distinguished Guests and Invited Speakers
Mr. Harish Kapadia being felicitated
Mr. Anil Kakodkar being felicitated
Mr. John Porter being felicitated
Girimitra Sammelan audience
Girimitra Sammelan Volunteers
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 as photography, audio-visual and so on, are held every year. View important details like Entry Form, Rules and Regulations, Last Date, contact information, etc.
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.