Kaspersky Lab Announces the Start of the Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition
ABINGDON, England, January 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Kaspersky Lab sponsors new project to conquer 7 volcanoes on 7 continents
Kaspersky Lab [http://www.kaspersky.co.uk ], 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 across
the 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.
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.
The Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition is a new step for the brand in collaborating with
the world’s highly recognised 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 every continent.
Kaspersky Lab Newsroom
Kaspersky Lab has launched a new online newsroom, Kaspersky Lab Newsroom Europe
for journalists throughout Europe. The newsroom is specifically designed to serve many of
the media’s most common requests, making it easier for journalists to find product and
corporate information, facts and figures, editorial copy, images, videos and audio files,
as well as details about the appropriate PR contacts.
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 across the
globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at
http://www.kaspersky.co.uk. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and
other IT security issues and trends, visit: http://www.securelist.com.
*The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by
Vendor, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide IT Security Products
2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares – December 2011. The report ranked software
vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2010.
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