About me | Vladimir Belousov
UIAGM/IVBV/IFMGA1 Mountain GuideGraduated from KMGA2 in 2022
Member of SNGM3 from 2023
Instructor in alpine modules in KMGA
I went to the mountains as a schoolboy and I haven't been able to see myself without them since. I went on my first hikes with my father and his friends. Aragats was my first ascent. It is a 4,095 meters high mountain in Armenia.
I joined the mountain hiking club in Yerevan in 1993. I went hiking, dragged heavy rucksacks, but never climbed the peaks around me. I realised that something was wrong and joined the alpine section of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. I got the hang of it quickly. I started to do what I liked: climbing peaks. Things did not work out with instructors, I learned mostly from my mistakes. Then I ended up at the MAI alpine club.
In 2018 I moved to France and decided to establish myself as a mountain guide and enrolled in the Kyrgyz Guide School. After 3 years he graduated, received a diploma and an international licence.
More than 10 years' experience of climbing and travelling as a guide. Expeditions to different parts of the world. In addition to climbing and trekking, I also do rock climbing, ice climbing, trekking, cycling, running and even triathlons.
- Silver medal Russian Championships in the technical mountaineering class (2006)
- Silver medal at the "Small Mountains" Moscow Cup in Crimea (2010)
- Moscow technical class champion (2018)
- Ice Climbing World Cup participant (2011-2014)
- Winner of the Vyborg Mixt competition
Of the climbs, the most memorable:
- Aksu North (5217 m), Troschinenko route ED/III/5c/M3/A2/1500 m (Kyrghyzstan, summer, 2006)
- Slesov Peak (Russian Tower) (4240 m), Perestroyka Crack TD+/5.11a/A2/800 m. (Kyrghyzstan, summer, 2021)
- Slesov Peak (Russian Tower) (4240 m), Pogorelov route ED/A2/6b/800 m. (Kyrghyzstan, summer, 2018)
- Asan Peak (4230 м), Pogorelov route ED/A2/5c/800 m (Kyrghyzstan, summer, 2003)
- Ama-Dablam (6812 m), SW Ridge TD-/II/V/1000 m (Nepal, january, 2004, no fixed ropes)
- Kwangde Lho (6187 m), NW Face right side (Nepal, new route, january, 2007)
- Kiyazo Ri (6149 m) (Nepal, new route E Face ED/5b/A2/M3/1000 m, may 2013)
In the Alps:
- Pnt. Domino - Petit Viking (c2c link)
- Rognon du Plan : Le fil à plomb (c2c link)
- Aiguille du Midi - Frendo Spur (c2c link)
- Les Droites - Ginat (c2c link)
- Les Courtes - Swiss Route (c2c link)
- Les Droites - Couloir Lagarde Direct (c2c link)
- Aiguille Verte : Goulotte Bettembourg - Thivierge (c2c link)
- Aiguille du Midi : Goulotte Vent du Dragon (c2c link)
- Mont Blanc du Tacul - Supercouloir direct start (c2c link)
- Breitwangflue - Crack Baby (c2c link)
- Piz Badile - Cassin Route (c2c link)
- Cima Grande di Lavaredo - Hasse-Brandler route (c2c link)
More than 10 routes of Grade 6 difficulty. And more than 350 climbs in total. Climbing Red Point 8a, D10 dreitooling, Category 6 ice.
I also love the crossing of Nepal in two months with my wife in full autonomy, including the crossing of two 6000m passes and over ten 5000m.
1 - IFMGA/UIAGM/IVBV - International Federation of Mountain Guide's Associations in english, Union Internationale des Associations de Guides de Montagnes in french, и Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbande in german.
2 KMGA - Kyrghyz Mountain Guide Association. Providing education of mountain guides with the license of IFMGA since 2007. In 2017 the KMGA becomes IFMGA member, beeing candidat member before that time.
3 SNGM - Syndicat National des Guides de Montagnes. Main mountain guide's association in France.