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TATA STEEL ADVENTURE FOUNDATION (TSAF) ORGANISES EXPEDITION TO MT. KANAMO

Jamshedpur, July 19, 2019

July 2 – 31, 2019 & Aug 2 – 10, 2019

It is for the consecutive 6th year that TSAF is organizing an expedition to Mt. Kanamo thereby providing an opportunity to employees and the community for showing their spirit of adventure. The expedition to the 19600 ft high Peak situated in Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, is slated for July 23rd to July 31st 2019 & Aug 2nd to Aug 10th 2019.

The Expedition would be led by TSAF’s Head Instructor Susen Mahato (Everester). Ms. Premlata Agrawal would be there as a mentor & guide to the team. Asmita Dorjee, Sr Instructor will look after administration and the team would be supported by Gopal Bisht and Randeb Singh.

Susen Mahato has considerable field experience in handling different groups in the Himalayas. He has been part of the TSAF team for conducting Leadership Development courses in Himalayas for more than 12 years. He is a qualified mountaineer and has successfully completed various expeditions including Chamser Kangri 21798 ft. 

While the objective would be to reach the summit of Mt. Kanamo, the journey would also be used as a medium for developing Leadership Skills. Challenging situations on the mountains will be an opportunity to learn tolerance for adversity & uncertainty, judgement & decision making , self-awareness of one’s own abilities, limitations and learning needs.

Through job distribution between Team members, they would be given the responsibility of taking care of specific work like preparing food, load ferry to higher camps, managing equipment and tents. Mt Kanamo expedition is one of the most eagerly awaited events of TSAF and has been instrumental in promoting a culture of fitness and wellness.

The team comprises of 23 Tata Steel employees, 5 rural youth selected from TSRDS and 6 members from the community. Their details are given below :

Batch 1 Name List (Jul 23rd to Jul 31st 2019)
SL. No. Name Department
1. SUDIPTA PAUL Mills & Utilities (Mech. Maint.),
2. LINGRAJ NAHAK CRM
3. RAJA SIRIGINENI Design & Engg. (TSK)
4. PRAVEEN DUBEY Planning & Rescheduling
5. SANGEETA SAMAD Coke Plant 10 & 11
6. V SATISH F & A
7. RAJESH KUMAR MAHATO ITS
8. AMIT KUMAR MODAK ITS
9. SATYAM MANGAL MURTI HRM (JAMADOBA)
10. SMRUTI RANJAN SAHOO Shared Services TSK
11. ROSHAN KUMAR NAHAK FM Steel & Mills, TSK
12. TWESH UPADHYAY MED Mechanical
13. NALIN GOEL Community
14. ASHVIN GOEL Community
15. UDIT AGRAWAL Community
16. NEHA AGRAWAL Community
17. PIYUSH ADESARA Community
18 PARUL SAHU Community

Batch 2 Name List (Aug 2nd to Aug 10th  2019)
SL. No. Name Department
1. TANAY PANDEY Steel & Casting
2. PRITTAM KUMAR GIRI Blast Furnace
3. RAHUL RAJ SINGH FMM
4. BHAWNA RAJ MOURYA COKE PLANT
5. ANJALI KUMARI SHARMA LD # 3, IEM
6. LIPSA LD # 1
7. BISAL KULLU LD # 1, REFRACTORY
8. ANKUSH SHARMA Shared Services Technology Group
9. SK SADDAM HOSSAIN Electrical Maintenance, TSK
10. BIBEKANAND PATI Procurement
11. BASANT KUMAR SINGH Process Analyst
12. SUNIL KARUA TSRDS
13. GURU BOBONGA TSRDS
14. RAJESH BARLA TSRDS
15. KAUSLYA NAIK TSRDS
16. BASANT KUMAR SINGH TSRDS

 

Day wise itinerary

Day 0: – Reporting at Manali by 5 pm on 23rd July/2nd August, 2019

Day 1: – Manali to Kaza by road. Drive for 8-9 hrs over Rohtang La (3978M) and Kunzum La (over 4551M) to Kaza. The landscape changes dramatically in a matter of a few hours from lush green forests to meadows to barren moonscape as one you moves towards the cold deserts of Spiti. Overnight stay in Tents at Kaza.

Day 2: – Kaza Acclimatisation: Morning at leisure to acclimatize. After lunch, drive to Kaza market for last minute purchases. Back to Kaza in the evening. Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 3: – Kaza to Kibber. Tent wind up at Kaza. Drive to Kibber Village. Homestay provided.Short acclimatization hike and visit to Kibber village.

Day 4: – Kibber: Hike to Advance Camp. This trek is considered part of the acclimatization process which is fundamental for the expedition.

Day 5: – Occupy Advance Camp: The trek to Advance Camp takes around 5 hours. Participants will stay in the Camp with the necessary commodities provided to them.

Day 6: – Climb from Advance Camp to the Summit and return to Camp: The great day! The group will get up early in the morning, have breakfast and start climbing. Participants will get to the Summit, which will be an unforgettable experience, and return to Base Camp. Participants are sure to sleep tight that night with the satisfaction of a job well done!

Day 7: – Advance Camp to Kibber: Participants will descend to Kibber after a 2 hour trek. The group will have the day free to share the emotions experienced throughout the expedition.

Day 8: – Kibber to Manali: Drive back to Manali from Kaza via Kunzum La and Rohtang La. Dispersal from Manali at 6pm. Expedition ends.

 

ABOUT KIBBER - Kibber village, perched atop a rocky ridge offers a splendid view of the surrounding peaks. These ranges support a variety of wildlife including wild ungulates such as the ibex and bharal, small mammals like the mountain hare and carnivores including the red fox, wolf and the charismatic snow leopard.  

ABOUT KANAMO:-This white peak towers 5964m (19,600 ft) above sea level. Located above Kibber and Ki gompa, the holiest mountain in Spiti, Ka means white or auspicious and Namo means hostess or a lady so Kanamo means the mountain is a good omen or simply a white hostess.

ABOUT SPITI –Spiti is also known as cold desert. The Spiti region of Lahual and Spiti district, spans an area of more than 12,000 sq. km. The local community is agro-pastoral and largely Buddhist. They cultivate traditional crops of barley and black pea and a cash crop of green peas. The livestock they rear includes yak, dzo and dzomo (hybrids of yak and cow), cow, goat, sheep and donkey.

About Tata Steel                         
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator  (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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