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 ,Crimean classic rock climbing routs, speak Russian,Ukraian, English (not yet forgotten) and Czeck.
Sport and trad climber since 1968 still active. 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.
Best Climbing Experience
five Caucasian summits during one week ranging from 4200 to 4600 m in 2010
Elbrus east summit 5621 m in February
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Interests Outside Climbing
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Anything Else We Should Know
Well acquainted with local inhabitants throughout Caucasus, some routs in Georgia,Crymea- to put it mildly, all the regions not to be visited by British climbers according to Foreign Office recommendations.