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Yet another Tata Steel guy has landed on the top hill-Mount Everest.This time he is 27 year old Hemant Gupta.
Hemant, B. Tech in Metallurgical Eng & Material Science from IIT Bombay in 2011 to join Tata Steel as a management trainee in Tata Steel’s new plant in Kalinganagar Orissa,had climbed up and reached Mount Everest on May 28,2017 morning.
PTI reports said that as a “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.”
The same agency notes that TSAF included him in the TSAF organized Chamser Kangri Expedition in which he reached upto 21100 ft. His love for adventure made him join the Adventure Programme Dept. in September
2013,said the PTI report from Jamshedpur.
Records show that Hemant had climbed Mt Aconcagua (22860 ft) – highest peak of America (one of the seven summits) in 2015, Mt Bhagirathi II (21310 ft) in Gangotri region, Climbed Island Peak (20400ft) in Nepal, Mt Kanamo (19600ft) in Spiti Valley.
“Payo Murmu, another employee of Tata Steel, who was also on this expedition with Hemant was not able to make the final attempt towards the summit due to inclement weather. Both the mountaineers are expected to be back at base camp by tomorrow”,said the PTI report.
Incidentally,Bachendri Pal, Chief Adventure Programme, Tata Steel,who had climbed Mount Everest and made a record,is learnt to have congratulated Hemant.