Update: We are very sorry
but we are short of funds and still looking for
Sponsors . We had no alternative but to postpone
the Expedition until next year. Please keep in
touch with us and we will also let you know when
ever there is good news . Please feel free to tell
us if any cooperation is needed in India for any
Mountaineer visiting this part of the world.
Thanks!, Sandeep Godbole
Mountaineers sincerely thank you for the inspiring
and kind interest shown by you.
Saad Mountaineers was formed in 1986. Apart from
the home land Expeditions in Western Ghats, we
have successfully summited 4 Very High altitude (
Above 20,000 feet) peaks , 8 Expeditions up to
Medium High Altitude ( Up to 20,000) feet and 16
High Altitude Treks in Nepal and Indian Himalayas.
The Qualification of our members in the
Mountaineering field is as under:
1.Basic Mountaineering Course: 34 Members
2.Advanced Mountaineering Course :10 Members
3.Search and Rescue Course:3 Members.
4.Methodology of Instruction Course: 4
This surely indicates the strong pyramid of our
inherent structural strength.
We are aspiring for the Top of the World at
this time. It makes sense as we have right
amount of experience and our Ace Climbers, are
in the more than right fitness required to
face the extremes of the Everest.
Our Commitment: Deep in the Mind
and Touching the Sky
Mountaineering is an Adventure Sport and most Neglected amongst all the Sports
in India. A mountaineer is subjected to the hellish extremities like subzero
temperatures, reduced air and oxygen, sucking low atmospheric pressure, rains,
storms, hailstorms, blizzards, avalanches, deceptive crevices, inhospitable
and inaccessible terrene where any help is impossible to demand, offer and
administer. Such hostile surroundings may affect the brain functioning, cause
hallucinations, hamper ability to think and act, permanently impair memory,
sight and body parts exposed to the colds. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) are two potential threats that may
cause deaths without warning in few minutes. So even if the sportsman is
physically fit, he also needs to have a very strong mind to endure with the
torturous, hopeless and helpless situations. The opponent in this sport is the
Nature within and around the sportsman. Mountaineering teaches us to feel,
experience, know, understand, challenge and respect this Nature within and
around us. It tells us to daringly and willingly put ourselves in oddest
environment and to face it by concentrating all our senses. It's nothing but a
Super Meditation. It's a Pratisaad to the" Saad "of the Nature. (The resonance
to the call of the Mountains). Any human going above the altitude of 15,000
of feet invariably does nothing less than shaking hand with the death. Everest
is 29,035 feet almost double than tolerance of what the Human Body is designed
for. This means, these sportsmen at the Everest must have to conquer the
FEARS. No other Sport has basic requirements of this kind. The stakes for a
Mountaineer attempting for Everest are for his Life. A mountaineer is not only
a Sportsman, but he has all natural human relations. When he goes out, up and
above, his children, wife, old parents are praying for his safe return. They
are also constantly under enormous stress of looming real danger and
persistent calamity. Tell me friends, which other Normal Sports demands your
death? Which other Non-adventure Sportsman's families are worried about his
very existence? That's how a Mountaineer is different than others; He is no
less than a Soldier guarding the National Borders. (Although he does it for
his bread and butter. We are not doing this for Bread and Butter.) We do
it out of Passion, out of Jupon, out of Madness of our ignited Minds. (This is
what our President Dr. Abdul Kalam wants). We are doing it for why a Trapeze
artist in a Circus performs after removing the safety net willingly .He
would get the bread and butter even if they put the net. But it's some things
within him that no words can describe that makes him confident and pushes him
to extremity and do it as easily as we wink.
We are same kind of people. We are in charge of the gradual and consistent
flush of Adrenalin. And you know thatís Worth, that's Positive, that's
Creative, that's going to stay forever as the Light House to the Generations
to come. Thatís how this Sport is rooted DEEP IN OUR MINDS. In other regular
sports without putting him self into Capital Danger the sportsman gets,
recognition & money. In Mountaineering, monitory reward is far beyond
imagination, instead the sportsman himself has to worry for the Expenses. He
is sleepless, if it's The Expedition to Everest. For "Mount Everest, Amount
Everest" is required to be raised.! This Marketization made by Nepal by
charging heavy Royalty of $ 10,000/- per head (Rs. 5 Lakh) per climber
probably is very high for Indians. Marketization like it's seen in any other
Sport on one hand and the Economic circumstances of the India in general on
the other compels us to search for Sponsors. This royalty is probably biggest
hurdle for Indians to go there as frequently as people from Developed
Countries. Then why to climb Everest? Everybody has his own reasons to climb
the Everest. Famous Mountaineer, George Mallory in 1928 said:" Because it is
1.Itís Touching the Sky.
2. Itís still very Rare for Indians to do it.
3. Itís a most appropriate time for our climbers. They are fit for it. .
4.It will inspire and ignite the Minds of generations to come act positively,
like we got inspirations from Sherpa Tensing.
5.It will make Every Indian Proud.
6.Itís the ultimate expression of the Prayer to the Almighty.
7.We are bravely ready to risk our lives for all the above.
8.We are confident about fellow Spirited sponsors like you who can appreciate
the essence of this Sport and so will surely Sponsor Generously like other
The Risks in this Game of DEEP IN THE MIND & TOUCHING THE SKY " demands that
apart from the Monitory support we also need blessings and wishes from YOU
The Details of the
Expeditions are as under :-
1.No. Of Climbers : 12 No. Of
Support Team Members : 12
2.Period : April-May 2003
3.Route :South Col, (Hillary
and Tensing Route
4.The Expenditure Budget:-
The Expenses is for duration
of the 2 Months. But it may vary, up on the climatic conditions, from 2 to 3
The Expenses for a Team of 12
climbers and 12 support Team members is approximately 400,000 US$ (Rs.2 Crore
INR) Current rate Approx 1 $=50 Rs.)
We are raising funds thru
sponsorships and donations from well wishers, friends and General Public. SAAD