Letter from the expedition leader Kazbek Khamitsaev from New Zealand

A team of climbers of the project "Russia at the top of the world" under leadership of Kazbek Khamitsaev is already in New Zealand. Yesterday we came to the National Park Mount Cook, settled on the shores of Lake Pukaki. At 9 a.m., New ... read more

A team of climbers of the project "Russia at the top of the world" under leadership of Kazbek Khamitsaev is already in New Zealand. Yesterday we came to the National Park Mount Cook, settled on the shores of Lake Pukaki. At 9 a.m., New Zealand time, we made an official visit to the Center of Edmund Hillary, legend of world mountaineering. We are happy that we managed to meet him in Kathmandu in 1997, he left an autograph with his best wishes to command photography. Therefore, this is very important for us visiting the center and museum of Sir Edmund Hillary.

Next, we reached the area the highest local peak Mount Cook, in the center of New Zealand Alps. And we picked up on the shore of a mountain lake Hooker flags of Russia, North Ossetia-Alania, Sochi 2014, as well as a flag of our general partner of the project's, largest mobile operator MegaFon.

The expedition continues.

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Our group was the first of the season, achieved the South Pole on skis !

Today, December 14 at 6:00 p.m., Chilean time, our team (Alexander Orlov, Arvydas Avulis and Alexander Abramov) stood at the South Pole. This is a very happy event. People from American project "Ice Cube" greeted us very warmly on the ... read more

Today, December 14 at 6:00 p.m., Chilean time, our team (Alexander Orlov, Arvydas Avulis and Alexander Abramov) stood at the South Pole. This is a very happy event. People from American project "Ice Cube" greeted us very warmly on the Amundsen-Scott station. Everyone wanted to be photographed with us. We ourselves feel just as heroes.

The matter is, this year our team was the first reached the South Pole on skis. There were several aircraft excursion, when people just flew on trips. But on skis, we were the very first. The very first team in the world, in the winter season 2010 - 2011 years. Even the head of the station came out to meet us, although he usually does not. A group of Norwegians are going behind us. We will wait for them to fly together from the Pole to Union Glacier.

I hope that we will be in time to December 16, the guys should fly to Chili on IL-76. I'll stay to meet the new team, which will go to Mount Vinson. They are seven climbers from Russia and Ukraine.

What is very important: Arvydas became the first Lithuanian who came to the South Pole on skis. He unfolded the flag of Lithuania. It's really a remarkable event.

That's all, goodbye!

Alexander Abramov