I am an MG qualified in Russia under Federation of Alpine climbers of Russia (FAR) rules to be able to guide groups of climbers everywhere in mountainous regions of Russia , Kazachstan and Ukraina (Crymea). So I am well acquainted with Caucasian alpine climbing routs ,speak Russian,Ukraian, English (not yet forgotten) and Czeck.
Sport and trad climber since 1968 still active.As presently retired from a regular work I live in the center of Winter Olympics 2014 city of Sochi quite near the sea climbing all the year round (it is generally warm there, 265 sunny days a year) the nearby walls mainly in an hour drive from my home,I even happen to have there a via ferrata 250 mtrs long.
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Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Bezengi, Digoria (Central Caucasus)
Interests Outside Climbing
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Anything Else We Should Know
Well acquainted with local inhabitants throughout Caucasus, some routs in Georgia, to put it mildly, all the regions not to be visited by British climbers according to Foreign Office recommendations.