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16 Jul 2013Press Releases
Kaspersky Lab announces yet another achievement! The latest peak in the Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition has been conquered: this weekend mountaineer Olga Rumyantseva completed a successful solo ascent of Elbrus.
Elbrus, an ancient stratovolcano which stands in the Caucasus Mountains of Southern Russia, is the fourth of Olga’s seven summits. Olga attained the 5642m western summit, the taller of the two peaks on the mountain.
“Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe, so of course I had to include it in the Kaspersky 7 Volcanos Expedition,” Olga Rumyantseva said after her latest climb. “This is a cherished goal for all mountaineers, professional and amateurs alike. I’m glad that, with Kaspersky Lab’s help, I can show people that it’s achievable, you just have to be brave and well prepared to overcome any obstacles or fear!”
Although it’s a solo climb, Olga is not entirely on her own – Kaspersky Lab is enthusiastically supporting the renowned climber at every stage of the expedition.
Elbrus is the fourth peak Olga has climbed as she attempts solo climbs of the highest volcano on each of the world’s seven continents: she recently returned from Damavand (Iran), and previously made successful climbs to the summits of Kilimanjaro (Africa) and Mount Sidley (Antarctica).
Kaspersky Lab is proud to play its part in this challenge and other sporting events and geographic expeditions all over the world. These projects reflect the company’s core values: a determination to overcome boundaries and relentlessly pursue new goals.
The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition sees mountaineer Olga Rumyantseva become the first woman to solo-ascend the Volcanic Seven Summits, the highest volcanoes on each continent, within one year.
Supported by Kaspersky Lab, Olga will solo-climb Mt. Sidley (Antarctica), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mt. Giluwe (Papua New Guinea), Damavand (Iran), Elbrus (Russia), Pico de Orizaba (Mexico) and Ojos del Salado (Chile/Argentina). Summiting these volcanoes is considered one of the toughest mountaineering challenges in the world, and the fact that Olga will be the first in history to ascend them alone in less than 12 months merely adds to the challenge.
The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition is a new step for the brand in collaborating with explorers. At the beginning of 2012, with the support of Kaspersky Lab, renowned British explorer Felicity Aston became the first woman in history to cross Antarctica alone, having set a new world record. Another expedition dating back to November 2009 saw the company sponsor the Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition. This project brought together women from Brunei, Cyprus, Ghana, India, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom who skied more than 900 km from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole to mark the 60th anniversary of the Commonwealth.
Olga Rumyantseva was born in the Russia city of Tver. From an early age she had a keen interest in mountain trekking and mountaineering. What started out as a hobby scaling peaks in the Caucasus, the Khibiny Mountains and mountains in Central Asia later turned into a lifestyle. She received a first grade in mountaineering and became director of the Moscow State University alpinism club. In 2008 Olga started her dream job when she became a mountaineering guide. Throughout her climbing career she has ascended numerous mountains on every continent.
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