January 9, 2013
Maxim Spends New Year’s on the Highest Peak in the Crimea

It’s good to see that Maxim Shakirov, ever the tireless seeker of new adventure, is sticking with his unique New Year’s tradition, in spite of the fact that he just made it through an exhausting year of climbing. Almost as soon as Maxim returned home to Russia from Antarctica, he was headed out once again, this time to the much warmer Crimea region ...

December 28, 2012
Team Alpari Back in Russia

The “Alpari: On Top of the World” trio made it back into their home country last night safe and sound. The team was greeted by friends and family as well as Alpari representatives and TV news crews at Moscow’s Domededevo International Airport. Lyudmila Korobeshko, now somewhat of a celebrity, played the role of media darling, accepting a bouquet ...

November 22, 2012
Kilimanjaro: See It Now before It’s Too Late

Just this March, Team Alpari took on Tanzania’s snow-capped Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, in the second phase of “Alpari: On Top of the World”.  Famously described in the writing of Hemingway, the “Snows of Kilimanjaro” provide some of the Dark Continent’s most powerful and enduring imagery. Unfortunately, it’s looking ...

November 21, 2012
Careful on the Way Down!

Although it may seem counterintuitive, most climbing accidents actually occur on the descent rather than on the way to the peak. Climbers should know the entire mountain like the back of their hand, not just how to make it to the summit. Mountains can be rather unpredictable, so a climber should be able to evaluate their alternatives should a wrench ...

November 16, 2012
An Evening to Honor Everest Climbers

The Russian Mountaineering Federation recently put together a special evening commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the first Soviet expedition to Everest as well as the 20-year anniversary of the first Russian expedition. The event, held at the Polytechnical Museum in Moscow, brought together more than 60 climbers from Russia and the countries of ...

November 1, 2012
Happy Birthday Ivan Dusharin!

Ivan Dusharin turned 65 today. Ivan is the Vice President of the Russian Mountaineering Federation and an International-class Russian Master of Sport. Alpari is extremely grateful to have had the chance to work with a man of Ivan’s caliber.  All of us here would like to wish him good luck and good fortune, many fruitful years ahead and, of course, ...

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