Ahmedabad/Nagpur: Nine students from IIM Ahmedabad decided to use their exam break to go on an adventure, and that meant to do more than just a road trip.
They went on the Everest Base Camp Leadership Expedition, a challenging trek up to the Everest Base Camp.It took them from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and gradually up to Gorakshep (5100m) in 8 days.
From there they took a short trip to the Everest Base Camp (5364m) where currently tents are being pitched for the upcoming climbing season. They also went to Kala Pathar (5530m), which gives a great view of the peak of Mt. Everest.
AnuragKataria, a second year student at IIM Ahmedabad, recollected, “Countless nights were spent trying to recollect the exact moment I thought doing this was a good idea. My #gradtrip wasn’t one of luxury or good food and yet it is the most satisfying thing I’ve done. To blistered feet, ruptured knees, aching back, bruised shoulders, patched jaw, the 4 kg lost through feverish nights of biting cold and the excruciating 130 kilometre trek.”
Second year IIMA students AnkitSinha, Nikhil Menon, SiddharthBiswas, PallaviAwasthi, Preet Deep Singh, Suresh Anand, NehaManglik and Aravindh PG, scaled the strenuous range along with Anurag.
The trek is part of a series of treks organized over a period of 3 months by Prateek Mohan, an Ahmedabad resident and current student of XLRI Jamshedpur. He has motivated more than 200 students from A-league institutions across India to sign up for this adventure.
SureshAnand, a second year student at IIMA, coordinates the trek for IIMA campus.
Established in 1961, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is recognized globally for excellence in management education. One of the top management schools in the world, IIMA educates leaders of the enterprises. The Institute’s strategic priorities include: strengthening connection with its various constituencies, including academics, practitioners, alumni, and the community; nurturing a high performance work environment of stretch, autonomy, and teamwork; and strategic growth while maintaining emphasis on quality. As per the latest ranking by The Economist, IIMA is No. 1 School in the world on the parameter of opening up new career opportunities for students. The flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP) is ranked 16th in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016. As per the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking 2016, IIMA’s Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX) is ranked 24th in the World.