• Holding the major alpine awards
    Holding the major alpine awards The American "Golden Piton" and the European "Grolla d`Or" awarded for the best ascent of 2007 (Mount Jannu, 7710 m, Himalaya, new route in alpine style). Champion of Russia in the national mountaineering championship
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  • 19 years of mountaineering
    19 years of mountaineering Began rock-climbing and mountaineering in 1995 at the age of 17. During the last 10 years have been working as a professional mountain guide. Since 2005 have organized and led more than 40 successful expeditions all over the world
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  • Responsibility and risk management
    Responsibility and risk management A guide's professionalism is defined by his skill in managing risks and his responsibility for taking care of the people he is with. Additionally, it covers not only the people he is leading but also participants of neighbour expeditions
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See all news (133) KNEE TRAUMA. SO DISAPPOINTED... Yesterday I was doing one of my workout and suddenly felt some pain in the right knee. The day before, I ran a half-marathon distance (21 km) at a good pace for 1 hour and 30 minutes, and in general for the last month I achieved an average volume of 100 kilometers per week. I decided not to force the issue and gave myself a few days rehab but the pain did not go away. I went to the doctor then, did X-Ray and finally - MRI. Diagnosis - a stress fracture of the right kneecup. Sounds scary but that type of injuries usually... more…