Kaspersky Lab Announces the Start of the Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition
Kaspersky Lab sponsors new project to conquer 7 volcanoes on 7
Woburn, MA – January 16, 2013 - Kaspersky
Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions,
announces the start of an adventurous new project: the Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes
Expedition. Renowned mountaineer Olga Rumyantseva will 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.
Although Olga is going
to set a record, the expedition is more about testing the spirit and personal
achievement. Olga commented: “This has been my dream for a long time. I’m an
adventurer; I like to explore and do things that have never been done before.
The difficulty of this challenge makes it even more interesting for me! I’m so
grateful Kaspersky Lab has helped me turn this plan into reality, and given me
the chance to fulfill my dream.”
Kaspersky Lab CEO and
co-founder Eugene Kaspersky said: “In our company, the notion of personal
achievement, of the will to win is one of the most important. We believe one
person can do a lot if he or she is truly committed to the goal and to the
dream. People like Olga are real winners. She is capable of following her dream
and moving forward no matter what obstacles are in her way. That’s what unites
us with Olga and I believe that her achievements will inspire our whole team
around the world! We’ll be following her progress closely throughout 2013.”
The Kaspersky 7
Volcanoes Expedition started on 11 January 2013 with the ascent of the highest
volcano in Antarctica: Mount Sidley with a summit elevation of 4,181–4,285
meters (13,717–14,058 ft.). It is a massive, mainly snow-covered shield volcano
which is the highest and most imposing of the five volcanic mountains that
comprise the Executive Committee Range of Marie Byrd Land.
Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition is a new step for the brand in collaborating
with the world’s highly recognized explorers. At the beginning of 2012, with
the support of Kaspersky Lab, 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
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