Tashi Sherpa ( Expedition Leader & Climbing Sirdar)
Tashi Sherpa is a 10 times Everest Summiteer who was born on April 18,1979. Having started in the trekking field from the age of 14 yrs as porter and cook staff, he was recognized very early on for his incredible skills. At the age of 18 yrs, he had the opportunity to join an expedition for Mt. Cho oyu(8201m). On September,1998 he summited Cho oyu with a 60 years old client which was one of the first of many great achievements. On May 22,2001 he successfully summited Mt. Everest for the first time, an incredible achievement for his mountaineering career. Similarly on 2008 he summited Mt Everest for the fourth time with the 75 years old climber, Miura who is famous for the being the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest. More recently, his climbing abilities has brought him laurels and accolades even in the United States of America. On 22 June 2016 at 10 pm(Alaska Local Time), Tashi Sherpa,Nima Tenji Sherpa and Tenzeeng Sherpa summited the 20,310-foot(6190m) summit of Mt. Denali via the West Rib route becoming the First Nepalese team to reach Mt. Denali via the West Rib.
‘Sam’ completed his MBA in Human Resources from SIMS, Pune, and went on to work for Infosys, where he began to develop uniquely different training modules to facilitate ‘Personality & Skill Development’ in an outdoor environment. A qualified mountaineer from the prestigious Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Manali, with wide experience in trekking and climbing, Sam brings with him, a palpable sense of discipline inculcated from a childhood spent amongst officers and families of the Indian Armed Forces. A strong and steady climber, he is credited with having led over 14 trekking groups (comprising over 150 people) to the Everest Base Camp, in addition to leading various other challenging high-altitude treks, including the Annapurna circuit, Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Stok Kangri and Mera Peak.
A qualified mountaineer from the prestigious Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, a trained lifeguard from the Royal Life Saving Society, Australia, and a certified skydiver of the Indian Parachuting Federation, Sauraj had begun to realise his passion for climbing well before finishing his MBA from Symbiosis, Pune. He is credited with being amongst the youngest Indians to climb Mera Peak in Nepal, in 2009. Like Samir, Sauraj, too, grew up in a defence environment and developed an abiding love for the outdoors. Having led, along with Samir, a number of groups to the Everest Base Camp, summiting Mount Everest is part of a natural progression for Sauraj and an appropriate culmination of his past several years of mountaineering.