Gazprom Komplektatsiya employees make ascent of Elbrus

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On June 15, six employees of Gazprom Komplektatsiya ascended to the top of Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia and Europe.

The team of enthusiasts, who had not had extensive climbing experience, headed to the foot of Mount Elbrus on June 10 to get ready and acclimatize themselves for the climb. The climbers then moved to a mountain camp at an altitude of 3,900 meters to begin special training sessions.

The team of Gazprom Komplektatsiya accompanied by expert guides set off for the mountain peak in the early morning of June 15. The gas workers climbed the western summit of Elbrus – considered its highest at 5,642 meters – within five hours.

Upon ascending to the summit, the climbers unfurled the Russian tricolor and the flag of Gazprom Komplektatsiya.

“It took us seven months to prepare for the expedition to Elbrus,” said Vladimir Alfyorov, Director General of Gazprom Komplektatsiya. “The team was selected based on various criteria, including not only physical fitness but also perseverance and the ability to work as a team. We helped the climbers in every way we could and we had full trust in them.

The company’s employees showed that we have a tight-knit team that can handle extremely complex challenges.”

Background

Gazprom Komplektatsiya, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is a single-source provider for Gazprom’s subsidiaries and organizations. The company’s main objective is to ensure a timely supply of materials and equipment in the needed amount, of the required quality and on favorable terms to Gazprom and its subsidiaries.

 

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