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TSAF Expedition to Mt. Kang Yatse successful

Jamshedpur , September 18, 2019

The Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) Expedition to Mt. Kang Yatse was successful with 8 members from Tata Steel reaching the Summit on September 8, 2019.  3 members of the expedition unfortunately had to return. The names of the members who reached the Summit are 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 PANKAJ KUMAR Office of Chief R & D Researcher
7 RAJESH MALLIK CRM Operation Assistant
8 SANDEEP KUMAR TANWAR Capital Planning – Engg & Project Head Special Projects

Mt. Kang Yatse II (20 830’) situated in Leh - Markha valley in Ladakh region was selected for the expedition because of the thrill and adventure the trek provides. A Semi Alpine style approach to climbing was taken where team members themselves planned for everything like ration requirement, equipment requirement, transportation, load ferry to higher camps thus doing away with porters  etc. ,  in line with TSAFs effort to run programmes in a self-sustaining manner.  TSAF experts provided necessary guidance and support to ensure safety for all as well as for providing experiential learning on leadership skills. 

Mr. Rajendra Singh Pal, Mt. Everest Summiteer and a highly qualified TSAFs Programme Officer having nearly 3 decades of field experience was overall in-charge of the expedition with support from Ms L Annapurna & Mr. Anil Rana both highly experienced TSAF Instructors. Mr. Sushanta Mahato another experienced TSAF staff member was the quarter master who looked after the food requirement.

The following expedition schedule was followed:

Expedition dates: (August 31st to September 12th)

Day 1: Reporting at Leh by 2:00 PM 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: Summit attempt
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

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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