Jamshedpur: The 20 member team of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) today returned after their successful completion of the Dayara Bugyal expedition in Uttarkashi which began on 3rd Oct, 2014.
The team comprised 6 sighted trekkers and 14 trekkers who are visually impaired but that never deterred them from achieving great heights.
The trekkers underwent specially designed training and mentorship from TSAF. The team was led by Everester Rajendra Singh Pal, TSAF manager and coordinated by Atul Ranjan Sahay, Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability with Tata Steel.
The 14 champion trekkers include Atul Ranjan Sahay from Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Nikita Jain from Delhi, K Anantha Kumar from Motihari (Bihar), Amandeep Arya from Dehra Dun, Ashasushmita G from Bengaluru, Chandrani De from Singapore, Geetanjali Khatri from Delhi, Mandvi Garg from Hissar (Haryana), Manvendra Singh Patwal from Delhi, Pallavi SJ from Bengaluru, Pranav Lal from Delhi, Pranay Gadodia from Bengaluru, Milan Mittal from Delhi and Sunil Sangtani from Jaipur (Rajasthan).
Congratulating on their amazing feat, Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice-President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel said, �It�s a great achievement by the trekkers which showcases their indomitable spirit, zeal and grit. We at Tata Steel are extremely happy to have been able to support them to realize their dreams.�
Rajendra Singh Pal congratulated the team for their dedication, success and displaying amazing teamwork.
The trekking to the Dayara Bugyal is filled with most unusual and exciting adventures, making it a favored destination for the adventure seekers. Situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000-12,000 ft., this vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty in Uttaranchal.
The team began the expedition on October 3, 2014 and completed the journey on October 11, 2014. They were not satisfied by just reaching Dayara Bugyal on October 8 but went on to reach the highest point at about 12000 ft above sea level on October 9.
The team didn�t utilize the buffer day kept for the expedition. On return to Uttarkashi on October 11, the team was greeted by Madam Bachendri Pal who had just returned from Tibet and was very keen on meeting the visually challenged trekkers and inspiring them to achieve greater heights in life.