About Me

Hemant Gupta, completed his B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering & Material Science from IIT Bombay in 2011 and joined Tata Steel as Manager Operations. His first tryst with adventure sports came during his graduation through a basic course in mountaineering. After joining Tata Steel he went on expeditions and soon switched to Tata Steel Adventure Foundation in 2013 to follow his heart. As Sr Manager in TSAF, Hemant is responsible for extending TSAF reach, introducing new courses and designing courses and development of Sport climbing centre of excellence. He is one of the pioneers of School of Outdoor Leadership to impart leadership training to corporates and institutions through nature and outdoors. He is also working on sustainable trails and camps and expeditions to raise awareness on environment conservation and preservation. His favorite activities are rock climbing, mountaineering & long distance running. He is among very few IIT graduates to climb Mt Everest.

Outdoor Education Courses:

  • » Diploma in Outodoor Education, 3 months Outdoor Educator Semester from National Outdoor Leadership School, USA – ‘A’ Grade

  • » Leave no Trace Masters Certification

  • » Wilderness First responder Certification

  • » Avalanche recreational level 1 Certification

  • » Basic Skiing Course from Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering at Gulmarg (IISM) with "A" Grade.

  • » Best Trainee, Level – 1 Judge, Sport Climbing, Indian Mountaineering Foundation

  • » Basic Mountaineering Course, ABVIMAS, Manali


  • » Mt Everest (29028ft) Expedition. Man of Steel Hemant Gupta successfully climbed Mt Everest on 27th May, 2017
  • » Mt Everest Expedition 2015. He was in camp -2 (21,350ft) when an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck the Nepal and Everest region. Huge avalanches were triggered by the quake, fortunately he escaped death. The expedition was cancelled after this tragedy in Nepal.

  • » Climbed Mt Aconcagua (22,841ft) in Argentina - Aconcagua is the highest peak outside Asia and one of the Seven Summits i.e. Highest peak of each continent

  • » Climbed Mt Bhagirathi II (21310 ft) in Gangotri region

  • » Climbed Lobuche (20190ft) East in Nepal

  • » Climbed Island Peak (20400ft) in Nepal

  • » Climbed Mt Kanamo (19600ft) in Spiti Valley

  • » Chamser Kangri Expedition (21,725ft) in Leh - Due to bad weather they turned back from 21,110 ft

  • » Multi pitch Climbing: 700 feet vertical face in Split rocks, USA. Name of route - Marginal Error

Leadership Experiences

  • » Mission Gange - Month-long rafting expedition where a team of 40 individuals traversed 1500 km along the river Ganges. Partnered with ‘National Mission for Clean Ganges’ and collected 55,000+ kgs of waste from the river and conducted awareness sessions for 60,000+ students and locals, resulting in nationwide coverage in all leading television news, print and social media
  • » Everest Base Camp Trek

  • » Mt Kanamo Expedition

  • » Mt Rudugaira Expedition

  • » Outdoor Leadership course for Executives - INSEAD Alumnus, Tata Steel and SAIL

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