In yet another attempt to empower its employees and inspire people within and outside the Company to be part of the spirit of adventure, Tata Steel is sponsoring two of its employees proceeding on an Everest Expedition.
Hemant Gupta , an IITian from Mumbai who joined Tata Steel as a Management Trainee but opted to work in Tata Steel Adventure Programmes Department since Sept 2013 as Manager Adventure Programmes and Payo Murmu, Loco Traffic Ground Staff in Raw Material Division of Tata Steel, will be climbing Mt. Everest this summer (April – May 2015). The Expedition will leave on April 14, 2015 from the base camp of Everest.
Bachendri Pal, Chief Adventure Programmes Tata Steel, has provided both Hemant and Payo with adequate training and has monitored their progress herself over the past one year. Hemant Gupta has climbed Mt Aconcagua (22860 ft) - Highest peak of America (one of the seven summits) in 2015, Mt Bhagirathi II (21310 ft) in Gangotri region, Island Peak (20400ft) in Nepal, Mt Kanamo (19600ft) in Spiti Valley and reached up to (21110ft) Chamser Kangri Peak in Leh.
Payo Murmu completed one of the most difficult treks in the World, Snowman Trek, which involved crossing 11 passes ranging from 14000 to over 17000 feet, besides the Annapurna Expedition reaching Throrang La ot 17800 feet. Everesters of TSAF have also provided Payo extensive training from TSAFs Base Camp ‘Kuflon’ near Uttarkashi – for high altitude climbing and for withstanding cold conditions.
Excited about this significant expedition, Pal said, “Everest has always represented the epitome of challenge of human endeavor, of leadership, of knowing ones strengths and weaknesses, of being humble in one’s approach and of testing ones capabilities.”