About the Project

The so-called Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the world’s seven continents, have never been conquered by a Russian in just one year. This, however, is the challenge of the “Alpari: On Top of the World” project. A unique collaboration between a team of some of Russia’s most accomplished mountain climbers and Alpari, an internationally recognized Forex broker, the project’s goal is simple: climb the Seven Summits in just 300 days! In accomplishing this unprecedented feat the team will climb a grand total of over 40,000 meters on mountains in all corners of the world and experience the full spectrum of environmental conditions.

The idea of the Seven Summits first belonged to American businessmen and adventurer Richard Bass. The inspiration came to him during the descent following a successful climb of Mount McKinley in 1981. He started with Elburg and went from there – bagging all seven by 1983.

  The “Alpari: On Top of the World” team is adding an interesting twist to the project – executing the climbs using non-standard (read: more difficult) routes.

The Team

Lyudmila Korobeshko is the captain of the team and the only Russian woman to have both summited Mount Everest and been to the North and South Poles. Ivan Dusharin, the “patriarch of Russian alpinism” is an internationally recognized climber with the supremely challenging K2, among many other impressive climbs, under his belt. Maksim Shakirov, author of “New Year on the Peaks”, planted the flag of the 2014 Olympic Games atop Mount Everest and Mount Olympus.

Several records stand to be broken if the team is successful:
  • - Fastest completion of the Seven Summits by a Russian team.
  • - Lyudmila Korobeshko would set a women’s world record for completing the Seven Summits in the shortest amount of time.
  • - The team would be the world’s first to complete the Seven Summits using non-standard routes.

The first woman to climb the Seven Summits was Juko Tabei from Japan who finished in 1992. New Zealanders Rob Hall and Gary Ball were the first to do it in just one year. Fyodor Konyukhov was the first Russian to complete the Seven Summits, finishing in 1997. The women’s record belongs to Englishwoman Annabelle Bond who scaled all seven peaks in 360 days. Lyudmila Korobeshko is the first Russian woman to have summited all seven mountains (2010).

Sponsoring the project is the Alpari Brand, a leading name in online brokerage services. Boasting a global clientele and well established in many of the world’s finance hubs, Alpari will be proud to add the Seven Summits to its already impressive international presence.

Climbing mountains is an achievement of the spirit and going for record climbs demonstrates a drive for complete success,” commented Alpari Public Relations Director Valeriy Tarasov. “We feel that describes who we are as well. As a leader in the Forex industry, there are no heights we can’t reach.”

Alpari already has several climbs under their belts: in 2010 an Alpari team raised the company flag atop both Mont Blanc and Mount Kilimanjaro. “It’s a good tradition. We all climb together, overcoming obstacles, cold weather, difficult conditions. But we make it,” commented Alpari Chairman Andrey Dashin.

 

Презентация 2012