Grigory Mintsev

Grigory Mintsev

Lead Guide of Ski­ing In Rus­sia, ACMG Ski Guide.

Grigory is ori­gin­ally from Kamchatka peninsula and has de­voted his time to ex­plor­ing the moun­tains of the re­gion from child­hood. He’s been guid­ing in Kamchatka since 1999 and has run guid­ing pro­jects in winter and summer, or­gan­ised ava­lanche courses and worked for the Rus­si­an Moun­tain Guides As­so­ci­ation (RMGA).
Long time ago he has spent several years in Siberia, and fell in love in this wild and beautiful country. Since 2011 he is in Siberia every winter season, skiing powder and sharing the beauty of this place with our guests.

He is one of few Rus­si­ans who par­ti­cip­ated in the Ca­na­dian Moun­tain & Ski Guide Pro­gram, and he is the first and only Ski Guide in Rus­sia to be cer­ti­fied through the As­so­ci­ation of Ca­na­dian Moun­tain Guides (ACMG Ski Guide).

His travel and guid­ing ex­per­i­ence in­cludes many great des­tin­a­tions, such as Kamchatka, Siber­ia, Cau­cas­us, Ja­pan, South Amer­ica, Canada, In­dia and Ant­arc­tica to name a few. Even though he is based in the Chamonix val­ley in France, Grigory spends sev­er­al months each year in Siberia and Kamchatka ski tour­ing and ski­ing what he be­lieves to be on of the best moun­tains in the world.

CAA Avalanche Operations Level 2 diploma, CAA professional member. Avalanche instructor (AST courses), forecaster and safety consultant. Wilderness First Responder.

Languages: English, Russian, French.

Fedor Farberov

Fedor Farberov

RMGA Mountain Guide

A brilliant member of our Guide team; our teacher and mentor. One of the most experienced and highly educated Russian guides, Fedor is certainly the best specialist for the Kamchatka region.

In early 1980-th Fedor pioneered extreme skiing and ski-alpinism in Kamchatka.  In 30 years of active ski-mountaineering he has made many dozens multiday and multi-weeks ski-mountaineering trips and traverses into remote mountain ranges in Kamchatka as well as more than a hundred first ski descents from most difficult mountains in Kamchatka including its highest volcanoes Kluchevskaya sopka 4850m and Kamen 4575m. Many of Fedor’s ski-mountaineering trips where done solo including numerous big ski traverses. Several of his solo unsupported ski traverses were up to 35-days long. Fedor and his friend Vladimir Lopatnikov were the first Russians to ski Orient Express couloir on Denali (McKinley) in 1994.

Fedor was the first Russian guide who went through the program Adventure Guide Diploma in Thompson River University, Canada in 2001-2002. During this study Fedor successfully attended many guides training courses in mountaineering, rock climbing, ski-touring, avalanche safety and rescue.

Since establishing of the Russian Mountain Guides Association in 2010 and until 2018 Fedor served as Technical Director of the RMGA as well as Training Programs Coordinator & instructor at the Russian Mountain Guides School. Also Fedor is working in professional Kamchatka Search and Rescue Team as rescue instructor.

CAA level 1, Wilderness First Responder.

Languages: English, Russian.

Sergey Fursov

Sergey Fursov

RMGA Mountain guide

Sergey was the very first guide in Russian Mountain Guide Stream to get the Mountain Guide certification. And this could happen only because he is a very talented and strong skier and mountaineer, with extensive experience of skiing and guiding in many mountain places of Russia and all over the world.

His home mountains are Caucasus, where he is guiding all year around and also do avalanche forecasting work for “Rosa Khutor” ski resort in Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi). Besides guiding, he is in charge for Russian mountain guide school management as the Technical Director of Russian Mountain Guide Association.

Sergey joined our team recently and we are very proud of it, such a pleasure to work with so experienced and friendly person.

CAA Avalanche Operations Level 1 diploma, avalanche forecaster. Wilderness First Aid courses by RMGA standards.

Languages: English, Russian

 

Denis Savelyev

Denis Savelyev

IFMGA Mountain guide

He was born almost in the flat area, Moscow city, where there are not mountains at all. But his passion for climbing and skiing has been ascended from his parents and led him to one of the most experienced and strong alpinists in Russia. One day he got a decision to not only play in mountains but also work, and after long study process became one of the first internationally certified guides in Russia.

His guiding experience started in 2008 and includes many ascents all over the world, including South America, Africa, Himalaya, Caucasus, Alps and many other mountain regions. Now days Denis is guiding mountaineering routes in the Alsp and Caucasus, as well as skitouring and ski-mountaineering programs in Kamchatka.

Languages: English, Russian.

Dmitry Fedorchenko

Dmitry Fedorchenko

RMGA Apprentice Ski Guide

Dmitry was born in a small Siberian village and having grown up there, the local woods and mountains are literally his playground. He started cross-country skiing at the age of 3, then soon progressed to both snowboarding and Alpine skiing.  He continued this until he started studying Economy in Saint-Petersburg which forced him to stop the mountain sports.  Before long he finally learnt that an office job is not for him.  We found Dmitry a couple of years ago in British Columbia, studying the Adventure Guide Diploma in Thompson River University – alongside shredding Canadian powder.  Throughout these studies he has spent some time as an apprentice guide in Snowy Mountain skitour lodge (Cariboo Mountains, BC). Dmitry’s mountaineering experience includes many mountains in Siberia, and also Belukha Mountain, the highest peak of the Altai Mountains.

Dmitry guiding in Siberia, the Caucasus and in Kamchatka. He is also an Operations Manager at Luzhba skitouring lodge, Western Siberia

CAA level 1, Wilderness First Responder, Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance level 1.
Languages: English, Russian.

Denis Lomakin

Denis Lomakin

Ski guide in training

Many years ago Denis came to Siberia to learn skitouring, as a guest of our company. He fell in love with touring and powderskiing, and did many trips with our company in Siberia, Kamchatka, Japan and other ski destinations. With the growing of knowledge and experience, he has done many independent skitouring trips in Russia and Alps, as well as educational courses of backcountry skiing, avalanche safety and ski-mountaineering. For the last few years he has been working with us as a tail-guide and operational manager, in Siberia and Kamchatka. He is going to become a certified ski guide, and will join RMGA guide school soon.

Super strong man, passionate skier and simply hospital and friendly person, Denis is just perfect addition to our team.

AST2 avalanche course. Wilderness First Aid courses by RMGA standards.

Languages: English, Russian.