For the first time in history, a chess tournament for climbers will be held in the spring of 2024 on Mount Everest. According to the organizers, the main part of the tournament will begin at the foot of the mountain (base camp), and its final will be at an altitude of about 8000 meters (South Col camp), without the use of additional oxygen. The prize fund will amount to 14 million rubles (app. 170000 USD), the winner of the competition, in addition to the cash prize, will have the opportunity to celebrate his victory on the summit of Mount Everest.
"This is the first tournament for climbers, which will demonstrate physical endurance and demonstrate the intellectual capabilities of the brain in extreme conditions. The fourth and most dangerous Everest camp is located at an altitude of 8000 meters, and here the finalists will hold a match without access to additional oxygen. To maintain clarity of thought in intellectual struggle in such conditions, perhaps, will be the main challenge for the finalists of the Everchess tournament," commented the President of the 7 Summits Club, 12 times Everest summiter Alexander Abramov on the specifics of the event. The initiator of the tournament was the summiter of Everest2023, the head of the company "Security Code" Andrey Golov.
Andrey Golov and Alexander Abramov after Everest summit
Applications for participation in the tournament will start in September 2023, and all participants will be strictly selected for health and climbing experience.
The cost of participation is 7,000,000 rubles.
The prize fund is 14,000,000 rubles.
Sponsor of the project “7 Summits Club" and “International HAC Federation".