26 July, 2016
A nine-member team comprising of expert trekkers from Tata Motors and Pune Venturers lead by Mr. Anil Retawade, a seasoned trekker, successfully completed a 25-day expedition to Mt.Indrasan.
Commenced on 12th June from Jagtsukh, near Manali, this expedition was flagged-off in the presence of Mr. Anil Sinha, Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Mr. J. S. Wilson, Head Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Mr. A T Jain, Head – Car Plant, Ms. Anuradha Das, HR Head Car Plant and Mr. Milind Gunjal, Head – Sports, Tata Motors.
The Base camp was set at 14,500 ft. and the summit camp at 19,600 ft; and over 9000 ft., the rope was fixed to make the climb possible. The excursion saw trekkers scaling through an 80-degree steep mountain with a combination of blue Ice, rock, snow, with a risk of dangerous hanging ice in extreme climatic conditions. Scaled at a height of 6221 meters, the team studied and analysed the Mt. Indrasan peak for three years before setting off on the expedition.
On 24th June, Anil Retawade along with two Sherpas reached the summit of Mt. Indrasan. On 26th June the team consisting of Anil Retawade, Jamir Shaikh, Umesh Sonar and Suresh Polekar successfully scaled the twin peak, Mt. Deo Tibba (19688 ft.). and Mt. Norbu (17,141 ft.) making it the first Maharashtrian successful ascent on Mt. Indrasan.
About Tata Motors:
Tata Motors Limited is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of INR 2, 75, 561 crores (USD 41.6 billion) in 2015-16. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 9 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS and Russia.