Everest

October 5, 2012
Ivan Dusharin – In the Shadow of Everest

22.04 – We had an informal opening ceremony for our expedition which included a traditional Buddhist ritual. A monk from the Rongbuk Monastery was invited to lead us through the proceedings. It was loud and spirited, but it turned out to be an interesting experience for all of us. We hope the monk is satisfied with our donations. Each of us, including ...

June 7, 2012
Team Alpari Holds Its Second Press Conference

After our trio made it through Stage III of “Alpari: On Top of the World”  with a successful climb of Mount Everest, we decided it was time to hold another press conference to let them share their stories. The event, which was held June 6, drew in journalists, Team Alpari partners and renowned Russian climbers. Alpari Head of Marketing Vladislav ...

June 5, 2012
Team Alpari Prepares for Its Second Press Conference, Ivan Talks about the Climb

Team Alpari returned from its expedition a week ago, their memories of Everest still fresh in their heads. It’s difficult to readjust to the hustle and bustle of urban life, but the team has managed to do so – and just in time. The second press conference for “Alpari: On Top of the World” is set to take place tomorrow. Reporters will have the ...

May 30, 2012
Some Everest Videos from the Team

Some Everest Videos from the Team Here’s the path up the North Col. Supplemental oxygen helps you maintain your strength, but the mask and oxygen tank are heavy. The mask also obstructs your vision, blocking out your legs from your field of view. This is what camp looks like on the North Col. Maxim Shakirov shares his thoughts on life from 7,500 ...

May 28, 2012
We just heard from Team Alpari on Everest

Team Alpari Invited to Nepalese Embassy Lyudmila Korobeshko from Team Alpari writes to us from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. We’ve been in Kathmandu for a couple of days now. Max and I have just about gotten over our coughs, but Ivan’s cough just won’t go away. He’s going to need to take some antibiotics. When we arrived in Kathmandu, we ...

May 28, 2012
Another Entry from the Journal of Ivan Dusharin

The first steps of a steep climb are always tough. I’m trying not to fall too far behind Abramov ahead of me. I turn to our sherpa Passang: “Oxygen okay? Four liter?” He confirms that everything is okay. If you want to check your own oxygen supply, you have to take off your backpack – and this wastes valuable time. I’m chugging away, my ...

May 27, 2012
Moscow – Kathmandu, an Everest-themed Evening in the Nepalese Embassy

On May 26, the Nepalese embassy in Moscow held a special event to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the first Soviet expedition to Everest. The Nepalese ambassador to Russia gave some opening remarks. In his speech, he pointed out that Nepal and Russia have long enjoyed friendly relations. Many of the climbers who took part in the first Soviet ...

May 26, 2012
The Team’s Back in Kathmandu – There’s a New Print on the Wall of the Rum Doodle

Lyudmila Korobeshko of Team Alpari wrote to us from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Yesterday evening we finally made it back into Kathmandu. We began our trip from Base Camp on the 24th of May, arriving in Zhangmu (2,800 m) that evening. Zhangmu is a Chinese city on the border with Nepal. There, for the first time in a month and a half, we were able ...

May 23, 2012
A Message from Base Camp: “We’re Depleted”

We just got a message from the team, which recently made it back to Base Camp (5,100 m), where it is currently +8С. We’re depleted. We have nothing left… It’s the first day of not having to struggle. We’re “home”. At this point, our bodies can only absorb… Moisture, heat… -Team Alpari The team is back at Base Camp after an exhausting ...

May 21, 2012
Captain Korobeshko on summiting Everest: How we did it.

News from the Alpari team’s Everest expedition Lyudmila Korobeshko reporting from ABC (6,400 meters) Yesterday, on May 19, our team took the summit of Mount Everest. Honestly, two or three days ago I had doubts as to whether it would happen. On the North Col (7,100 meters) there were serious doubts as to whether we would all make it up together: ...

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