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Check in at 7 Volcanoes and Win the Trip of a Lifetime

Kaspersky Lab announces a Facebook contest in conjunction with The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition

February 19, 2013 - Woburn, MA - Kaspersky Lab announces the launch of a Facebook contest in conjunction with The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition.

Contestants can enter the contest in two simple steps:

Olga Rumyantseva will select the most inspiring entries from each summit check in. The winner of each stage will receive two tickets to the destination stated in their entry.

The contest is comprised of seven stages – one for each of the volcanoes in the expedition. Olga has already climbed her first summit, Mount Sidley – the massive (1,500m) snow-covered shield volcano in Antarctica. This means entrants can now check in at Mt. Sidley and submit their own dream expedition.

Olga commented: “I hope that The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition will inspire people: conquering seven volcanoes in one year is no easy task; it’s a challenge for me. But the expedition is a source of fantastic energy and inspiration. I believe there’s no such thing as an impossible obstacle when you have a dream; and everyone has to live their dreams, even if they seem larger-than-life. It’s great that Kaspersky Lab has initiated this contest – it gives people the chance to visit the destination of their dreams!”

 

About The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition
The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition sees mountaineer Olga Rumyantseva become the first woman to solo-ascend the Volcanic Seven Summits, the highest volcano on each of the seven continents, 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.

About Olga Rumyantseva
Olga Rumyantseva was born in the city of Tver, Russia. 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.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and enterprises. The company currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www. www.kaspersky.com.

* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.

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