First Summit Conquered in The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition
Woburn, MA - January 29, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab, a
leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, is pleased
to announce that Olga Rumyantseva has successfully completed the first stage of
The Kaspersky 7
Volcanoes Expedition by
solo-climbing Mount Sidley in Antarctica.
The first stop on the
expedition saw Olga tackle the massive, mainly snow-covered shield volcano
which is the highest and most imposing of the five volcanic mountains
comprising the Executive Committee Range of Antarctica’s Marie Byrd Land.
The expedition set off by air
from the Union Glacier Camp after four days of waiting for suitable weather
conditions. The temperature, however, was still below the January average for
this part of the Antarctic – down to minus 30-35 degrees Celsius. But this
didn’t deter Olga from climbing the 1,500m volcano.
achieving her first goal, Olga commented:
“I can’t say it was easy. The most difficult thing about climbing Sidley is
actually getting to the base of the mountain. The last flight to Sidley was two
years ago and the pilots didn’t know where they would be able to land, so they
needed excellent visibility. That’s why I had to wait for a number of days for
the right weather conditions. In the end, it was a success, and I’m so happy
with this start to The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition. This expedition is a
challenge that will last for the whole of 2013, and the first ascent was
especially important for me!"
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 seven 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.
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
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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