Master of Sports of the USSR in Mountaineering, Climbing instructor and mountain guide, mountain cameraman. Chairman of Trainers’ Council of Moscow Climbing Federation. Chairman of Moscow Ice-Climbing Committee. Chairman deputy of Russia Ice-Climbing Committee. Member of the Russian Geographic Society. Organizer and leader of several famous projects, such as:“7 Summits”, “Land-Rover on Elbrus summit”. Has been involved in climbing and organization of expeditions and competitions for over 20 years. For the last 13 years – on professional level. Up to 1990 had made over 100 ascents of different categories of difficulty. Has many ascents in the mountains of Check Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria, France, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, USA, Alaska, Argentina, Indonesia, Tanzania, Nepal , Tibet, Australia, New Zealand, Crimea (Ukraine); over 40 winter and summer ascents on Elbrus. Most Prominent Achievements of the last 20 years.
15 December 2005 - Finished "7 summits" programme 2005/2006 Leader of the 3 successful ascents to Vinson Massif (4897m), Antarctica.
2005 Leader of the new one successful expedition to Everest (8848m), Tibet.
2004 Leader of the new one successful expedition to Everest (8848m), Tibet. Leader of the expedition on Aconcagua(6967m), Argentina. Leader of the Kosciuszko (2228m) and peak Cook (3800m) expedition Australia,New Zealand.
2003 Leader of the new one successful expedition to Everest (8848m), Tibet. Leader of the first Russian expedition on Ararat (5137m), Turkey.
2001-2002 Created “7 Summits Club”. Rock&ice climbing in Europe and Africa.
2000 Leader of the successful expedition to Everest (8848m), Tibet.
1999 Leader of the Cho-Oyu ascent (8201m). China, Tibet. Leader of the expedition on Kukurtlu (4600m), 6B. The 3rd place in Russia Championship.
1998 Ascent of Khan Tengri (7010m) Moscow Ice-Climbing champion (speed) 3rd place in the Russia Ice-Climbing Championship (speed) The first winter ascent of Aksu (5400m), 6A. Silver medals in Russian Championship in winter ascents.
1997 Leader of the winter ascent on Ushba (4700m), 6A. Moscow Ice-Climbing champion (speed and difficulty) Member of the expedition on Lhotse Middle (8411m). Leader of the successful expedition on Elbrus by “Land Rover”
1996 Leader of the expedition on Aconcagua (6970m)
1995 Leader of the expedition on Kilimanjaro (5900m). The expedition made a new route on Breach Wall. Leader of the winter expedition on MontBlanc (4810m), France. Leader of the first Russian successful expedition on Carstensz Pyramid (4884m) Leader of the first Russian ascent “The Nose”, El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, USA
1994 Beginning of “7 Summits” project. The leader of the successful expedition on McKinley (6100m), USA, Alaska.
1993 Member of the expedition on Everest (8848m), Nepal, up to 8000m.
1992 Professional mountain guide in “Pilgrim Tours” tourist company. Led more then 10 groups of “REI” company (USA) on Elbrus(5642m). Led 3 groups from Germany and Austria on Korzhenevskoi peak(7105m) and Kommunizma peak(7495m). Prepared the first Slovenian expedition to the North Pole
1991 Champion of the USSR in winter class – Svobodnaya Koreya Peak (6A). Silver prize-winner of Army Championship in high altitude and technical class: Engels peak, 6510 m (6B)