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Love it all - trad, winter, Alpine, dry tooling, sport, even a bit of bouldering once in a blue moon. I love adventurous and committing climbing - abseiling into scary sea cliffs, pulling up on frozen blobs in winter, going off route in the Alps... Anything except offwidths!!!

It all started with an Alpine climbing course back in 2003, though I didn't start trad climbing until a couple of years later.

Keen on winter climbing and have done a fair bit in Scotland and Wales. Prefer mixed as I find it more interesting but enjoy ice as well and have been to Cogne a few times.

Often found at dank dry tooling crags when there's no winter climbing to be had, both as something fun to do and as training for the real stuff.

Slowly working through a long wishlist of big Alpine routes. Got to do them before they all fall down!

Have done a reasonable amount of ski touring, most recently the Cham - Zermatt Haute Route. As I'm not the best skier in the world, it's just as well that I enjoy going uphill for most of the day and admiring the scenery (unless there's a whiteout!).

Tax adviser and chartered accountant - it can be interesting at times (yeah, right!).

Russian but have been living in the UK for over 20 years.


Best Climbing Experience
The next one!

CC trip to Pabbay and Mingulay, which was absolutely amazing - beautiful, wild places close to nature, fantastic weather, a great bunch of people and some of the best climbing I've ever done in the UK :-)

Two week trip to Indian Creek with a few friends. A great place out in the desert with loads of great crack climbing. Once I got used to being beaten up by the routes, I wished I could stay longer!

Two week Alpine blast with that rare combination of great weather, conditions and partner, ticking off a few big routes, including the Walker Spur.

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Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 1 crag, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Beeston Tor (Manifold Valley)

Interests Outside Climbing

About My Photography
Point and shoot, so it's more about the composition than the image quality

Photo Gallery
Click to view Misha's gallery. (21 photos)
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Click to list photo comments written by me. (34 comments)
I've voted for 517 photos, average vote 4.2.
(28% superb - 62% good - 9% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
Could always do with more hardcore climbing partners!

Assistant treasurer of the Climbers' Club. Someone has to be...

Hate offwidths!!!

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