Hometown: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Years climbing: When I was a kid I climbed the caves in the South Ural mountains. I started climbing at Push a couple of years back to take part in the first Rocktoberfest as a competitor in 2017.
Climbing level: Roctoberfest veteran.
Why do you love climbing? We got the crazy idea to organise Roctoberfest and so I started climbing. I’d never climbed in a gym before that but when I get an idea I fire up and get going and the same happened with the competition.When I trained for Rocktober I learned the hard way that the wall isn’t going to move for anyone; it’s even more stubborn than I am. I started to understand why people get so fired up; you get a route that eludes you, and you fall, and you just have to get back up and beat it.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Sleeping in, working late at night.
Favorite food? I love Vietnamese food but my favourite is Mediterranean in its many varieties, Turkish for example. I do miss my Mum’s cooking from back home. I miss good jams from fresh berries, good honey and the stunning dairy.
What music are you listening to right now? Nothing in particular; whatever’s on the radio at the time. I’m more of a book person really.
Where’s you favorite place that you’ve climbed? Push
If you could climb anywhere in the world, where would it be? I’ve always had a sneaky urge to climb Everest but here I think I would like to climb in Cat Ba
What are your other hobbies? Art, design. Right now I have an exhibition coming up at the Bann Bar
Describe your perfect day: My perfect day would be to train in the morning, then have a great breakfast, after that have meetings and work until 3-4 pm and after that go home and spend time drawing/painting or reading a good book
Who inspires you? People with spark and internal motivation and a passion to create things and explore. As for the personas I would say Leonardo Da Vinci & Omar Khayyam whose creations go beyond their time.