We Aim High

The tradition for the dot818 family to “aim high” started when we delivered our flag to the summit of Alaska’s Mount Denali. The tradition continues with already-planned trips and the certainty of achieving our goals.

Mount Denali, Alaska

At 20,237 feet (6,168m) above sea level, Mount Denali’s summit is the highest in North America. The mountain used to be named after President William McKinley, but local residents have always referred to the mountain as Denali. In 2015, President Barack Obama officially changed the name to Denali. The mountain known for its cold temperatures, which have been recorded at as low as negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 73 degrees Celsius).

Our team proudly delivered our company banner to the summit in 2014.

Peak Pobeda, Kyrgyzstan-China border

Peak Pobeda lies on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China. At 24,406 feet (7,439m), it’s the highest mountain in the Tian Shan mountain system. The first ascent was in 1956 by Vitaly Abalakov, who is also known for inventing climbing equipment.

Our company’s banner was brought to Peak Pobeda’s summit in 2015.

Mount Elbrus, Caucasus

Mount Elbrus is an inactive volcano situated in the Caucasus Mountains. The mountain’s east summit is 5,621 meters (18,442 feet) and was first scaled in 1829 by Khilar Khachirov. At 5,642 meters (18,510 feet), Mount Elbrus’s western summit is one of the ten highest in the world. It was first ascended in 1874 by F. Crauford Grove.

Our company’s banner was brought to the east summit of Elbrus in 2015.

Mount Kazbek, Caucasus

Mount Kazbek borders Russia’s Republic of North Ossetia-Alania and Georgia’s Kazbegi District. The highest point of the mountain is 5,047 meters (16,558 feet), making it one of the highest peaks in the Caucasus mountain range. It is a dormant stratovolcano, or composite volcano, made of multiple layers of lava, pumice, tephra, and ash. While the volcano is dormant, small earthquakes regularly strike the area. The summit was first reached by A.W. Moore, D.W. Freshfield, and C. Tucker in 1868.

We brought our company’s banner to Kazbek’s summit in 2019.

Mount Aragats, Armenia

Mount Aragats is an isolated four-peaked volcano massif in Armenia. Its northern summit, at 4,090 m (13,420 ft) above sea level, is the highest point of the Lesser Caucasus and Armenia. It is also one of the highest points in the Armenian Highlands.

Our company’s banner was brought to the west summit (4,007m) of Aragats in 2021.

Mount Everest, Nepal

At 29,029 feet (8,848m), Mount Everest is Earth’s highest mountain. It was first measured in the 1800s during the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. The survey tried to preserve the local name of Mount Everest, but the surveyors couldn’t figure out which one of Everest’s names was actually the most popular. (This was largely because foreigners weren’t allowed in Nepal and Tibet at the time.) The mountain was eventually named after Welsh surveyor George Everest.

Our company banner will be brought to the summit of Mount Everest in 2021.