TSAF gears up for summer thrill
Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, with its winter sojourn coming to an end later this month, has switched gears to conduct the annual summer outdoor leadership programme in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand.
The summer programme is scheduled from February 28 to June 6. Nearly 1,000 men and women from different companies have registered their names for the trip which is all about learning and building leadership qualities.
Sources revealed that 24 groups with around 40 members each will be embarking on the trip to be conducted under the supervision of experienced instructors. Each batch will be involved in activities for about a week.
Besides the Tata group of companies, participants from SAIL and Indian Institute of Coal Management (Ranchi), Coal India and other organisations have also listed their names.
The programme not only builds self-confidence among the participants but also helps in team bonding. This improves their skills, a TSAF official said, adding that the adventure junkies would stay at the TSAF base camp in Kaflo along the Uttar Kashi-Gangotri highway for three days of acclimatisation before trekking to the 11,862 ft Siyari Top.
The base camp at Kaflo has facilities like toilets, kitchen, storeroom, audio-visual space and a conference room. The base camp can accommodate 100 participants.
Participants will acclimatise by trekking the low-altitude hills surrounding the base camp. The real adventure will take place when participants will be required to cook their own food on the way to Siyari Top and stay in tents. They will also wash their utensils.