1962
The master of sports of the USSR. Mountain guide from 1999.

The most important ascents: Everest (North face) 2000, Everest 2004 (new rout Centre of the North Wall), 2000 Lhotse Centr, first ascent 2001 Naranjo de Bulnes (Winter dreams route), 2001 Ama-Dablan, 2003 (twice) Engels Peak (East face), 1983, 1985 Lenin Peak, 1984, 1986 K. Marks Peak (North face), 1984, 1985 Ullu-Tau (North face), 1986, 1989 Chatyn (North face), 1986 Ushba (N-E face), 1986, 1989 (twice) Shurovsky Peak, 1986 (winter), 1989, 2002 Korjenevskoy Peak, 1987, 1999 Communism Peak, 1987 Shkhelda Wall, 1988, 1989 (twice) Tyu-Tyu Bashi (North face), 1989 Donguz-Orun (North face), 1989, 2000 (winter), K-2, new route on West Face, 2007.