Jamshedpur, March 25 : The two Tata Steel employees Hemant Gupta and Payo Murmu are steadily progressing towards the Summit in their Everest expedition.
As per the report received from Ground Zero this morning, both have reached Camp – 3. They are scheduled to leave for Camp – 4 tomorrow morning. With weather permitting, they will attempt the Summit on May 27, 2017.
With the blessings of Bachendri Pal and good wishes of all adventure lovers of Jamshedpur and the Tata Steel family, both the mountaineers have labored hard for this venture. This included a rigorous training schedule and a preparatory climbing assignment prior to the Everest expedition.
Hemant Gupta, an IITian from Mumbai joined Tata Steel in 2013 as a Management Trainee and Payo Murmu, is working as Loco Traffic Ground Control Staff in Raw Material Division of Tata Steel. Both the employees have achieved success in their earlier mountaineering endeavors.
Hemant Gupta has climbed Mt Aconcagua (22860 ft) – Highest peak of America (one of the seven summits) in 2015, Mt Bhagirathi II (21310 ft) in Gangotri region, Island Peak (20400ft) in Nepal, Mt Kanamo (19600ft) in Spiti Valley and reached upto (21110ft) Chamser Kangri Peak in Leh.
Payo Murmu has completed one of the most difficult treks in the World Viz Snowman Trek, which involved crossing 11 passes ranging from 14000 to over 17000 feet, besides the Annapurna Expedition reaching Throrang La at 17800 feet.
The Tata Steel Adventure Foundation is closely monitoring the progress of the expedition.