Tata Steel Adventure Foundation exposes members from all age groups to different forms of the sport like mountain trekking, parasailing and river rafting.
The Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, set up in 1984, welcomes people from all walks of life to the thrills and wonders of adventure sports. The Foundation offers special programmes for children, youth, corporate employees and senior citizens.
The Foundation’s core strength lies in its highly capable and motivated personnel (led by renowned mountaineer Ms. Bachendri Pal) who ensure a safe and supportive atmosphere for enthusiasts to willingly participate. They are presented with actual problems, real consequences and real constraints.
As a part of its commitment to good outdoor practices and environmental protection, TSAF conducts sessions on environmental awareness and education in all its programmes. The Foundation is also proactively engaged in social issues and it makes sure that its services reach every member of society, rural and urban.
Some of the major achievements of TSAF:
- Premlata Agrawal, at the age of 48 years, became the first woman mountaineer - and one of the oldest internationally - to conquer all Seven Summits in 2013.
- TSAF also mentored Arunima Sinha, a differently-abled woman. She went on to become the first female amputee to conquer Mt. Everest after her successful expedition to 21,110 feet Mt. Chamser Kangri in September 2012.
- The training and mentoring provided by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation to Binita Soren and Meghlal Mahato allowed these tribal youth from villages of Jharkhand to successfully conquer Mt. Everest in May 2012.
- The Foundation regularly conducts Outdoor Leadership Camps to Himalayas and other trekking sites. In FY13, more than 350 youth participated in 8 such camps.