Tata Steel employee and Ex-IITian Hemant Gupta conquers Mount Everest

Jamshedpur: Tata Steel employee Hemant Gupta who was steadily progressing towards the summit in his Everest expedition has conquered Mount Everest on 27 May 2017 early morning. Hemant Gupta has achieved a stupendous feat by conquering Mount Everest.

Twenty-seven-year-old Mr Gupta completed his B Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science from IIT Bombay in 2011 and joined Tata Steel as a management trainee (MT) in Tata Steel’s new plant in Kalinganagar Orissa. As an MT, he had undertaken TSAF Outdoor Leadership Course in Uttarkashi Himalaya.  His first tryst with adventure came through his successfully completing the one-month basic mountaineering course from the National Mountaineering Institute in Manali. TSAF thereafter included him in the TSAF-organised Chamser Kangri expedition in which he reached up to 21,100 ft. His love for adventure made him join the Adventure Programme department in September 2013.

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Since then he has climbed Mount Aconcagua (22,860 ft) – the highest peak of America (one of the seven summits) in 2015, Mount Bhagirathi II (21,310 ft) in Gangotri region. He has also climbed Island Peak (20,400 ft) in Nepal and Mount Kanamo (19,600 ft) in Spiti Valley in the Himalaya mountains, Himachal Pradesh.

Payo Murmu, another employee of Tata Steel, who was also on this expedition with Hemant Gupta was not able to make the final attempt towards the summit due to inclement weather.

At the start of the expedition, Bachendri Pal, chief adventure programme, Tata Steel, had said, “Everest has always represented the epitome of challenge of human endeavour, of leadership, of knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses, of being humble in one’s approach and of testing one’s capabilities. All the skills learnt not only help one in surmounting mountains in Himalaya but also in their real life, thereby making them better individuals benefitting them and the organisation or community they work for. Tata Steel believes in empowering people, and its continuous effort in this direction is seen through the two employees making the attempt this summer.”

Tata Steel congratulates the two mountaineers, Hemant and Payo, and wishes them a safe journey back home.

 

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