Wikipedia. Honored Master of Sports in mountaineering, honored coach of Russia. Coach of the Russian team in mountaineering.
Member of the first Soviet expedition to Everest. Ascent to the Himalayan eight-thousand-mountain Everest (2005), Kanchenjunga (1989, deputy head of the expedition, awarded with the Badge of Honor order), Annapurna (1991, climbed the classical route from the North, used oxygen starting from a height of 7,500 m), Shishapangma (1992, head of expedition, didn’t use oxygen), Lhotse Home (1997), Cho-Oyu (1999). In addition, in 1994 he conquered the summit of Southern Annapurna (7219 m) during the first winter Russian climbers ascent in the Himalayas. 24 ascents to the peaks of 7000+ meters.