Expedition Leader &
Hold the leading alpine awards - the American "Golden Piton" and the European "Grolla d`Or" received for the best ascent of 2007 (Jannu, 7710 m, Himalaya).
The youngest Russian Everest summiteer (at the age of 28).
May of 2007 organized and rescued Marco Epis (Italian climber) from a neighbouring expedition on Everest. Marco had apparently been lost by his team mates and dying unconscious in the snow at Camp VI at 8300 meters. He was successfully found by myself and brought back to the Advanced Base Camp at 6100 meters. He is doing fine now. This is the first case in Everest rescue history as it was performed at 8300 meters by one person only. Several broadcasts like "RAI-TV" (Italia), "Discovery Channel" (England) and others dedicated TV shows to this particular rescue. In January of 2009 was awarded "The Honour” medal for this heroic achievement by "The Russian Award Committee".
May of 2006 took part in the rescue of Lincoln Hall (Australia) who was left to die at the altitude of 8700 m on Everest. A year later Lincoln Hall wrote a bestseller "Dead Lucky".
Taking part in a number of unique projects:
- "7 Summits" (climbing the highest peaks of all continents - Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson Massif, Carstensz Pyramid / Kosciuszko). The youngest Russain to have completed this project for 2 years 1 month and 15 days;
- "7 Volcanoes" (climbing the highest volcanoes all over the world - Ojos del Salado, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Orizaba, Demavand, Giluve, Sidley). Already climbed Kilimanjaro and Elbrus;
- "Snow Leopard" (climbing all seventhousanders of the former Soviet Union - Somoni Peak, Pobeda Peak, Lenin Peak, E. Korjenevskaya and Khan Tengri). Already climbed Somoni Peak, Lenin Peak and Peak E. Korjenevskaya;
- "Top-5 world marathons" (a collection of the most important marathon distances of the world - New York, London, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, MA). Already ran Berlin marathon (3 hours 30 minutes) and Chicago marathon (3 hours 12 minutes);