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It’s been a fantastic year with lots of victories for ITMO University. We love our university and we love how it’s dynamically progressing and advancing to greater heights, even having a mountain peak named after ITMO. The year is coming to an end and to celebrate we want to share with you seven of the hottest words that describe ITMO in 2017.
This summer, Vadim Veiko, head of ITMO University’s Department of Laser Technologies and Systems, who has been a mountaineer for more than 50 years, and Alexei Orudzhev, an ITMO alum, engineer and a mountaineering club trainer, have successfully climbed an unexplored peak in the Pamir Mountains, located at 4729 meters above the sea level. The previously unnamed mountain, located near the Lenin Peak, now bears the name of ITMO University Peak. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Veiko speaks about their journey, routes, riding on horseback, lasers and volcanoes.