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Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) Organises Expedition to Mt. Kang Yatse

Jamshedpur , August 26, 2019

Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) is all set to organize an expedition to Mt. Kang Yatse (20 830’) situated in Leh - Markha valley in Ladakh region which will provide the thrill and adventure of climbing a new Peak. After undertaking TSAFs Leadership Development programmes in Siyari Top in Uttarkashi 12000 ft, and Leadership Development Expedition to Mt Kanamo 19600 ft in Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, this expedition will be another opportunity of learning leadership skills through mountaineering.

According to Mr. Hemant Gupta, Sr. Manager, TSAF, “It is not a technically difficult peak to climb but provides enough challenge to those having some experience of high altitude trekking in the Himalayas and will give them a feel of a mini trailer of the unfamiliar mountain world.”

An Alpine style approach would be taken for the Expedition where team members will themselves plan for everything viz. Ration requirement, equipment requirement, transportation, and ferry load to higher camps thus doing away with porters. This is in line with TSAFs effort to run programmes in a sustainable manner, adjusting and adapting to ensure protection of the environment. As always, TSAF experts would provide necessary guidance and support for safety of the team members as well as for experiential learning of leadership skills. Both are needed to reach the top- be it a Himalayan Peak or challenges in the workplace.

Mr Rajendra Singh Pal, Mt. Everest Summitter and a highly qualified TSAF Programme Officer, having nearly 3 decades of field experience will be overall in-charge of the expedition with support from Ms L Annapurna and Mr. Anil Rana, both highly experienced TSAF Instructors. Mr Sushanta Mahato, another experienced TSAF staff member will be the quarter master and also take care of the food arrangements.

The team members would be as follows:

SL.No. Name Department Working as
1 PRAVEEN Office of General Manager, West Bokaro Executive Assistant
2 DEEPAK KUMAR SAH Field Maintenance Electrical Maintenance Assistant
3 VAIBHAV JAIN Scientific Services Manager Physical Lab
4 TWISAMPATI BHANDARI Product Technology Flat Products Manager QA SPC South
5 SHUBHANAND MUKESH Environment Management Head Environment Clearance & Compliance
6 G BHARAT Product Technology LP & Global Wire Sr. Technologist
7 PANKAJ KUMAR Office of Chief R & D Researcher
8 HARISH KUMAR SHARMA Security Security Sepoy III
9 RAJESH MALLIK CRM Operation Assistant
10 SANDEEP KUMAR TANWAR Capital Planning – Engg& Project Head Special Projects
11 HIMANSHU JAIN Office of EIC , IBMD Executive Assistant
12 HEENA KUMARI Field Maintenance Mechanical Assistance


The programme schedule is as follows:
Expedition period: (August 31 to September 12, 2019)
Day 1: Reporting at Leh by 2 pm on 31st Aug 2019, Altitude:- 3,500 m/11,500 ft
Day 2: Acclimatization day in Leh
Day 3: Drive from Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu - 4-5 hrs of trekking, Altitude: - 3,400m/11,150ft
Day 4: Skiu-Markha - 7-8 hs of trekking, Altitude:-3,700m/12,200ft
Day 5: Markha- Thachungtse-7-8 hrs of trekking, Altitude:- 4,100m/13,400ft
Day 6: Thachungtse – Kang Yatze base camp. - 6-7 hrs of trekking , Altitude:- 5,100m/16,700ft
Day 7: Load Ferry to C-1 and stay at base Camp
Day 8: Occupy C-1, Altitude: - 5,500m/18,044ft
Day 9: Summit and back to base camp. Night stay at Nimaling
Day 10 & 11: Reserve day
Day 12: Trek to Road head and drive to Leh
Day 13: Dispersal from Leh after breakfast

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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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