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Roman has guided on Mount Elbrus since 2008, and has summitted the mountain more than forty times. He has also summited more than 40 other peaks in the surrounding Caucasus Range. In the winter, he works as ski instructor and ski mountaineering guide. Born in Tihoretsk, Russia, he now lives with his wife and family in Russia’s Krasnodar region. Roman has a good working knowledge of English. He holds a level C certification from the International Ski Instructors Association, and has trained in mountain tourism. Roman’s confident and patient guiding style, paired with his attention to mountain safety, make him an ideal guide on Elbrus.


  • Elbrus (70+ summits)
  • Peak Lenin
  • Dombai West, Cathedral Rock, 5B, First Ascent
  • Cheget Tauchana, 5A
  • Fisht, 5A
  • The Castle, 5A


  • ISIA Level B Ski Instructor
  • ISIA Certified Snowboard Instructor