How It All Began

Mountain Sports Academy (MSA) is a mountaineering organization, established in 18th March, 1999,  (Gudhipadwa) with membership spread throughout Maharashtra. We are committed to promote adventure activities in Mumbai and to beckon the spirit of adventure among youth and school students. The activities associated with MSA include Mountaineering, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Wildlife camps, Nature and Adventure Camps, Skiing, Cycle Trail and Parasailing / Paragliding, and Mountaineering workshop in India. We have hoisted our flag on several expeditions & youth from different parts of the country have taken part in these events. Come and join hands with us to promote adventure in its true sense by participating in our adventure programs.

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The People in Charge

Nandu Chavan

Nandu Chavan

After graduating from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) he successfully climbed more than 100 odd difficult routes like Kokan Kada center route, Ajoba Wall, Peth Pinnacle, Sarasgad Wall and 12 different expeditions in Himalaya, Nandu has volunteered as a key person for rescue programs with Mumbai police and Indian Coast Guards and so many other organizations. Nandu has received the ‘Sahyadri Mitra Sanman’ award for year 2013 at Sahyadri Mitra Sammelan as a Mentor in the domain of Adventure Sports and is fondly called as “Nandu Dada”.
Bhola Thakoor

Bhola Thakoor

Bhola is an ace mountaineer. He has a heart of an explorer with a strong passion for outdoors. He has trekked extensively in the Himalayas; climbed mountain ranges in Himachal; undertaken numerous rock-climbing and small peak expeditions across the country. Result-oriented with strong analytical and interpersonal skills; Bhola has a rich experience of over 22 years in the field of adventure sports. He is the force behind planning, research and development. He believes that outdoor education is important in the personal development of an individual.

Our Backbone

Amruta Palande

Amruta Palande

Outdoor Facilitator & Head of Adventure Trips
Jagdish Patil

Jagdish Patil

Operations & Head of Children Development Programs
Kaivalya Verma

Kaivalya Verma

Facilitator & Head of Work At Height Training
Dr. Milind Paradkar

Dr. Milind Paradkar

Facilitator & Head of Educational Trips
Shweta Sharma

Shweta Sharma

Senior Facilitator
Chetana Garg

Chetana Garg

Facilitator & Business Development
Farheen Karkera

Farheen Karkera

Facilitator & Business Development
Dr. Charu

Dr. Charu

Health & Safety
Supriya Chaugule

Supriya Chaugule

Outdoor Facilitator
Shrinath Patil

Shrinath Patil

Outdoor Professional
Yogesh Patil

Yogesh Patil

Outdoor Professional
Rupesh Sawant

Rupesh Sawant

Outdoor Professional
Sachin Raut

Sachin Raut

Outdoor Professional
Tanvi Walavalkar

Tanvi Walavalkar

Outdoor Professional