7 Continents, 7 Summits.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Satyarup Siddhanta!
Satyarup is an ordinary guy with an extra-ordinary goal:

Climbing the 7 highest Mountains in each of the 7 Continents
4 done, 3 to go ...

Satyarup @ Mt. Acancagua - 22,841 feet, the highest summit in South America.

He has already scaled: Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet), the highest mountain in Africa; Mt. Elbrus (18,510 feet), the highest peak in Europe and Mt. Aconcagua (22,841feet), the highest summit in South America.

 Satyarup @ Mt. Elbrus - 18,510 feet, highest peak in Europe.

Satyarup will be sharing his experiences with BIC Members!

It's going be a Visual Treat with high quality photos with a Living Commentary and some great Stories. He will share his achievements & disappointments. The Lessons he has learned and a great opportunity to interact with him In-Person.

How many Mountain Climbers do YOU know ???

Date:      Sat, 13 Dec.
Time:     9.30 am to 1 pm.
BIC Office. Directions on Contact Us page.
Fees:      Rs. 500.

Please confirm your participation by calling on +91 93419 67573.

Here is some more interesting stuff to know:

Satya, born in Kolkata on 29 April, 1983 and brought up at Berhampore in WestBengal. From childhood he has loved the mountains. The regular visits to Darjeeling along with his parents sparked the passion for the mountains.

Satya did his engineering in Computer Science from Sikkim at Manipal Engineering College but his love for trekking started only after coming to Bangalore in 2007. He used to lead treks and take groups to the Western Ghats from the Bangalore Mountaineering Club.

Funds is a major problem for him (and folks like him!) but he has a never say die attitude and keeps moving forward. His chronic asthma is a thing of the past.

The peaks that he aims to scale in the near future are Mt. Vinson Massif 16,050 ft, highest in Antarctica; Mt. Kosciuszko 7,310 feet, highest in Australia and the highest of them all, Mount Everest 29,035 ft scheduled for 2015.

He has done a course in mountaineering from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling. He organises & leads mountneering expeditions in India & overseas. He led an all Indian team in 2012 to Mr. Kilimanjaro and in 2013 to Mr. Elbrus.

Satyarup is a Solutions Architect and leads the Design Practice (Software) CoE at an US based Manufacturing Company - Brady Company India Pvt Ltd . He is also a Strategy consultant with the Bangalore Mountaineering Club and founder President of ABETO Foundation, a platform for promoting the environment.

I hope I have interested you enough?
Well, now you have a chance to meet him and interact with him!
So, please do come and confirm your participation by calling on +91 93419 67573.

Here are some more pics. Enjoy :)

Satyarup on News9

Jogin Base Camp, 16,732 feet. Oct 2012.

Mt. Kilimanjaro, June 2012.

Renauk Peak, Sikkim, Rathong Glacier, 14,000 feet. Dec 2011.

Graduation Ceremony at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI).