Sourav Ganguly, Saba Karim have been proud employees of Tata Steel in the past. Joining the bandwagon from another field is a 27-year-old mountaineer who has scalped Mt. Aconcagua and his latest heroics is that he has conquered Mt. Everest. The name of the young climber is Hemant Gupta, who is also known as the ‘Man of Steel’. Well, he deserves that name as even the thought of scalping such high altitudes can give you shivers. He has done it and he is not stopping here, he is planning newer and bigger things.
The 27-year-old completed his B Tech in Metallurgical Eng & Material Science from IIT Bombay in 2011 and then joined Tata Steel as a management trainee in Tata Steel’s new plant in Kalinganagar, Orissa.
His love for the sport started way back in 2013 and that prompted him to join the Adventure Programme Dept.
Another employee of Tata Steel Payo Murmu, 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 Monday.
At the start of the expedition, Bachendri Pal, Chief Adventure Programme, Tata Steel had said, “Everest has always represented the epitome of the challenge of human endeavour, of leadership, of knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses, of being humble in one’s approach and of testing one’s capabilities.”
Mt. Everest is one of the stiffest climbs an adventurer undertakes and it is also one of the scariest as many lives have been taken while attempting this journey.