Lucky but true, some day my passion became my work.
I have been skiing since being a toddler and with after a decade of alpine skiing racing I introduced to rock climbing. It was first when I went to UK in order to study BSc Outdoor Studies in 2011 that I got completely sold on the mountains and all the adventures they offer. After exploring the mountains in Britain and Cyprus for a few years it was time to venture back into the Alps and look around, this time with a different perspective. In 2012, I did my first winter alpine trip in the Alps and I have returned every season since then.
Becoming a mountain guide wasn’t just a profession that I choose. I spend many years climbing and skiing before I actually was able to apply for the IFMGA mountain guide education. In 2016, I started my mountain guide program with the East European Mountain Guide Association and now I am a certified aspirant mountain guide.
Please feel free to contact me for trips involving climbing or skiing. Moreover, I run climbing (rock, ice and mixed), ski touring and winter mountaineering courses mainly in the Alps or in east Europe.
I have a very strict policy on guide-to-client ratio for all types of activities. For alpine and multi-pitch climbs it is usually 1:1 and it never exceeds 1:2. For the instructional courses the ratio never exceed 1:4. For treks and ski tours the ratios are more generous but depending on the terrain and the group’s experience. Regular climbs from sport to multi-pitch and alpine terrain are charged on per-day rates plus expense while instructional courses are charged based on the duration and the group size.
Professional Outdoor Certifications:
- IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide – Awarding body: École Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme & Verband der Österreichischen Berg- und Schiführer
- Mountain Leader – Awarding body: Mountain Training UK
- Single Pitch Instructor – Award body: Mountain Training UK
- BSc Outdoor Studies with Sport Sciences – Manchester Metropolitan University
Recognized higher education provider through the Institute of Outdoor Learning that has enabled me to develop:
- Understanding of a wide range of outdoor environments
- Physical performance in the outdoors
- Belief in the value and importance of outdoor education in contemporary society
The Sport area of my studies covered a vast array of specialism that enabled me to develop an understanding on: physiology, psychology, biomechanics, injury, and physical education.