Published On: Fri, Dec 27th, 2013

‘Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition’ Ends in Triumph


Seen here, Russian mountaineer Olga Rumyantseva who recently finished her seventh volcano climb, scaling the summit of Ojos del Salado in Chile.

Moscow: Kaspersky Lab is very contented to announce the successful completion of the ‘Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition’. Russian mountaineer Olga Rumyantseva recently finished her seventh volcano climb, scaling the summit of Ojos del Salado in Chile. The last challenge wasn’t that easy but Olga bravely overcame all the proverbial odds on her way to the top of the world’s highest active volcano.

Olga Rumyantseva by virtue of the feat accomplished became the first Russian – and only the third person ever – to complete a solo climb of each of the Volcanic Seven Summits: the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents. Moreover, she set a world record, becoming the first person to complete the challenge in less than one year. Supported by Kaspersky Lab, Olga began her quest on Jan. 11 2013 and has solo-climbed Mt. Sidley (Antarctica), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Damavand (Iran), Mt. Giluwe (Papua New Guinea), followed by Elbrus (Russia), Pico de Orizaba (Mexico) and last but not the least finished with Ojos del Salado (Chile) on Dec. 9, 2013.

Ojos del Salado is a massive stratovolcano in the Chilean Andes. At 6,893 m above sea level, it is the highest active volcano in the world, the second highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres and the highest in Chile as well.


Commenting on her great achievement, Olga Rumyantseva reportedly quipped that: “I was expecting this latter mission to be the hardest one mostly due to inclement weather conditions. But it turned out that my biggest problem was a car accident on my way to Ojos del Salado’s base camp. Despite all this I managed to successfully recover and quickly complete the climb. Overall it has been a very challenging year so now I’m extremely happy and proud of myself. I would like to thank Kaspersky Lab for all its support and inspiration during the year-long expedition. This is definitely a shared achievement.”


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‘Kaspersky 7 Volcanoes Expedition’ Ends in Triumph