On June 6, a second press conference was held for "Alpari: On Top of the World" - this time to honor Team Alpari's successful climb of Everest. Among those in attendance were a number of well-known Russian climbers and a throng of journalists, there to ask the hard-hitting questions.
Mount Everest was the most difficult mountain our team will have to climb out of the Seven Summits. After Everest, our trio is exhausted. Although they are still in the process of recovering from the 2-month expedition, Lyudmila Korobeshko, Ivan Dusharin and Maxim Shakirov showed up ready to take any questions. Reporters were in for a real treat. Not only did they get an update on the team's progress, but they also got a little bit of insight into the inner workings of mountain climbing.
Alpari Marketing Director Vladislav Kovalchuk was at the event to represent the company, commenting that, "Our employees were there with the team as they climbed Kilimanjaro and next they’ll be heading with them to Mount Elbrus. I think this says something about what this company is all about. And that’s the pursuit of achievement and success."
Although completely unintended, Team Alpari reached the summit of Everest exactly 30 years after the first Soviet expedition to the Himalayas. Demonstrating incredible fortitude and teamwork in their climb, our three climbers proved themselves worthy of carrying on the proud tradition of Russian mountaineering.
At the end of the press conference, the spotlight turned to Lyudmila Korobeshko. Our team captain has made it into the record books as the first Russian woman to climb Everest twice. Lyudmila is one of just three women in all of Europe who has accomplished this remarkable feat. Congratulations Lyudmila!