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A 60-minute film on Giripremis mountaineering expedition that was successfully completed on May 19 was released on Saturday as part of a function organised at Ganesh Kala Krida Rangmanch.
The film has the details of our two-year preparation,purchase of equipment from Kathmandu,the journey to the base camp,the actual climb and the summit, said Milind Bhanage,director of the film. The film is narrated from a reporters perspective, he added. This is the first film based on civilian expedition from India.
The film was released by Captain M S Kohli (retd),team leader of Indias first successful Everest expedition in 1965. He was also the chief guest for the function. Around 15 sherpas,including Wongchu Sherpa,president of Everest Summiteers Association,Pemba Sherpa of adventure guiding company Sherpa Ascent International,and 12 others who had helped Giripremi mountaineers were present. Lav Raj Singh Dharamshaktu,a prominent mountaineer from the Indian Army also attended the event.
Kame Sherpa,who guided the Pune team in Everest expedition,was felicitated at the function. He has climbed the Everest thrice in nine days from base camp to the peak.