Adventure Consultant, motivational speaker, photographer, writer, mountain guide, Impossible Dream Facilitator,
Indian Mountain Guides, Indian Mountaineering Foundation
Satyabrata Dam will give you all an out of the world experience with his extreme pictures and experience from around the world which would be a concoction of inspiration, extreme adventure and some of the remotest spots on Earth. Satyabrata Dam, Adventurer, Alpinist Satya is a leading mountaineer and polar explorer with nearly 35 years of climbing career. He is the only person in the world who has successfully led expeditions to the three poles -- Mt Everest, North and South Poles. He has climbed the highest peaks in all the seven continents. He is a published author and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society (UK) and of TED (USA). He was a Submarine Commander in the Indian Navy and had commanded two submarines. He took voluntary retirement in 2010 after 22 years of commissioned service to pursue a full time career in the field of adventure, environment advocacy, writing and photography. Web: satyabratadam.com -- Twitter: @satyabratadam In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
One of my friends, Satyabrata Dam, is one of the worlds best mountain climbers. A quite risky job. In this clip he tells about mission with only 20% chance of surviving!
Interview of Satyabrata Dam on Citizen TV, Kenya
Project Green Terra; to inspire global communities to respond proactively towards adopting green lifestyle
02/01/2013 – present
Planet Earth, as we know it, is decaying due to the thoughtless action of man. Our lifestyle, our greed for more than our need, and our total disregard to the natural world in all its form has led to a massive scale devastation and degeneration of the world, which is now rapidly approaching annihilation. Ever growing population, wastage and ill-distribution of resources, rampant and worldwide destruction of our forests and wildlife are some of the primary causes. Global warming and climate change due to the increase in greenhouse gases and other pollutants in the atmosphere are the fallouts. Nature and Earth is warning us periodically that as a race we need to change, we need to nurture and take care of what has been given to us. Project Green Terra is a holistic effort to counterbalance what has been going wrong; it’s an effort to heal the ailing Earth. The prime objectives are: To raise awareness about global warming and climate change, about the importance of nature and natural elements of water, air and earth, to promote green living, sustainable lifestyle, harmonious co-existence with nature and wildlife, to motivate and mobilize people globally and make them commit to act, to lead to a greener and healthier planet, to create a global mass movement towards healing the planet. To showcase that the entire world is one and it is time for the human race to unite as one and fight for its survival and safeguard the only home it has and to preserve it for the generations to come. It is now up to each one of us to become individually responsible locally, nationally and internationally to change our own micro-worlds and the life styles that we lead. This seems to be the only solution, however improbable it may seem, that can today begin to regenerate the Earth.
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Mountaineer, Explorer, Polar Skier, Motivational Speaker, photographer, writer Satya is one of the world’s leading mountaineers and polar explorers with over 35 years of climbing career. He is the only person in the world who has successfully led expeditions to the three poles – Mt Everest, North and South Poles. He has climbed the highest peaks in all the seven continents besides climbing some of the highest mountains in the world. Some of his other major adventures include circumnavigation in a sailboat, walking the length of Africa, silk route, etc. He is a published author and has published a coffee table book on Mt Everest and book of fiction. Satya is a much sought after international motivational speaker for corporate, schools and NGO sector. He has been widely featured in the Indian media both in print and TV. Satya has been featured in Limca Book of Records twice. He travels globally looking for new extreme challenges and motivating people from all walks of life and has been to over 140 countries till now. He has also been a consultant for TERI, India and Icelandic University and President of Iceland’s office for global warming and climate change studies in Himalayan Glaciers and Polar Ice Caps. Satya is a green and climate change activist and widely campaigns for making people aware and commit towards a greener and sustainable future. His blog is rated as one of the top adventure travel cum environmental blogs in the world and the best blog in India in a recent nation-wide poll. He is the recipient of Indian Navy’s highest gallantry award twice for exceptional acts of bravery and is only the third person of such distinction in the history of the Indian Navy. He has also won the Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award and the National Adventurer of the Year Award. He was a Submarine Commander in the Indian Navy and had commanded two submarines. He took voluntary retirement in 2010 after 22 years of commissioned service to pursue a full time career in the field of adventure, environment advocacy, writing, photography, etc. He is currently planning an adventure cum social enterprise in the scale never before attempted in the history of mankind and compiling a book on his adventure travels. I am a globetrotting thrill seeker looking for places with mountains and attempt to climb the highest spot of any place I visit. My life on and off the edge is all about believing in my dreams, holding my life in my hand, swinging out my ice axe into the fuzzy unknown, with complete faith in myself and the elements, and finally emerging out alive at the top, only to stand on an insignificant piece of rock or a forlorn patch of ice. Risking my life and limbs repeatedly, putting everything at risk on one single move, on one tiny ant sized piece of ledge or rock, one insane leap, one single frozen second, one gravity and definitely logic defying upward push… nothing to hold on to, or to hold me back. If I fall, I go but if I don’t then I am euphoric. I am not happy living one life. Dying a million times and living million lives in this one I fulfill my infinite dreams. Welcome to my vertical world where physical and mental limits are redefined and stretched to breaking point every day.
By choice I am vegetarian and prefer simple food that is fresh, lightly cooked and retains the original colour, taste and aroma. A salad with ensemble of fresh crunchy vegetables like tomato, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, olives, broccoli, diced cottage cheese, etc tossed in extra virgin olive oil with ample garnishing of sesame seed mixed with bit of soya sauce and thin crust garlic bread on the sides, all served piping hot. A glass of red wine at room temperature to accompany.
A funny story about me:
Invited as the opening speaker at a high profile corporate global summit in Oslo, I reached when everyone were anxiously waiting for me to arrive. But the security guard outside wouldn’t let me in since he thought a small statured person like I couldn’t be the climber who was expected. He had no idea how I looked and had assumed I was this 6 plus foot giant with bulging muscles. I had on id on me either. Finally I had to call my contact from inside to go in. The guard is now a good friend.