Our Team

January 9, 2013
Maxim Spends New Year’s on the Highest Peak in the Crimea

It’s good to see that Maxim Shakirov, ever the tireless seeker of new adventure, is sticking with his unique New Year’s tradition, in spite of the fact that he just made it through an exhausting year of climbing. Almost as soon as Maxim returned home to Russia from Antarctica, he was headed out once again, this time to the much warmer Crimea region ...

March 15, 2012
Ludmila Korobeshko

Lyudmila was born July 30, 1974, in Pyatigorsk, Russia. Her Resume: The first Russian woman to complete the “7 Summits” challenge The first Russian woman to complete the “7 Summits +1” challenge (the +1 being the Puncak Jaya, or Carstensz Pyramid, in Indonesia) The third Russian woman to climb Everes An experienced mountain guide and director ...

March 15, 2012
Ivan Dusharin

Ivan’s Early Years I was born in 1947 in Pokhvistnevo, a small town in the south of Russia whose name was borrowed from the nearby village of Old Pokhvistnevo. As a child, I was interested in the origins of the name of my hometown. As it turned out, Lieutenant Pokhvistnev served under one of Russia’s most celebrated military heroes, Field Marshal ...

March 15, 2012
Maxim Shakirov

Maxim is a mountain climber, a member of the “7 Summits Club” and a photographer. He was born on November 24, 1967, in Noginsk, Russia. He graduated from the Institute of Sports Education with a specialty in pentathlon coaching. He has been climbing mountains since 1996. “I was really into skiing and one day I thought to myself: if it’s that ...