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Thank you for taking your time to look at our mountaineering storybook page. It contains the largest thematic collection of the texts about adventures and ascents in completely different parts of the globe. Through the eyes of the personal experience. I hope you will find here something that you will remember and at least for a while, ant which will captivate your attention with the radiance of the mountain peaks, which seem so inaccessible from the plain...

Climbing in the Caucasus – stories
Climbing mount Dykh Tau in the season 2023
Modern realities of Russian mountaineering – Caucasus, Gestola and Ararat

Climbing Mount Kazbek, Georgia
Climbing Mount North Ushba, Georgia
Mount Ushba – forbidden peak
Mount Ushba hba mountain beach
International expedition to Mount Ushba in 2002
Mount Ushba 2002 (Sergey Zabrodin)
Svaneti – Caucasus from the South (Vladimir Yanochkin)
Mount Elbrus – yesterday, today..Tomorrow?
Mount Elbrus – Living legend
Mount Elbrus – lifeguard interview

Climbing in the Alps – stories
Mattrehorn – Touching the Legend
Matterhorn – first article from the first ascent
Matterhorn - winter solo climbing the Lyon ridge

Climbing in South America (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina) - stories
Climbing Ojos del Salado Argentina 2023
Pilot Ring – climbing in Patagonia - Mount Fitz Roy
Vayvash – The smile of the lifeless Sierra
Wind, rocks and the Southern Cross
Latitude 8 degrees south
Sunny Valley Life – Santa Cruz

Ascents in Altai - stories
Mount Beluga climb – Altai Princess
Altai – Climbing Mount Belukha

Ascents in Africa - stories
Morocco, climbing Mount Toubkal
Africa – climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Mount Kenya

Ascents in Asia (Pamir, Tien Shan) - stories
Peak Khan Tengri – Edge of Risk
Kyrgyzstan – Climbing Lenin Peak
Tien Shan – Climbing Komsomol Peak
Climbing Peak Khan Tengri from the north

Climbing in Kamchatka - stories
Climbing volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka in Kamchatka
Theory of paradoxes or the Kamchatka sea lions

So, as you know, mountaineering is the perfect combination of meaningless with the useless. But there is a nuance... Although it is useless and harmful to do meaningless things, it is so pleasant, especially to spite those who approach the issue of their existence solely from the point of view of practical benefit. The best solution to this problem - if you want to do something useless - try to find a meaning in it and explain it to others))

Mountaineering, alpine climbing, adventures, stories and articles

People often ask me - why you stand on your hands at the mountain summits, what kind meaning is in that?! I explain: I have a whole concept for this action, so here you are not mistaken, it is a completely meaningful process!
Firstly, my point of view is that the mountaineering is not something that you should do at any cost, "on the teeth" crawl to the top. Mountaineering is a much broader concept: it is training - tactical, physical, psychological, self-discipline, keeping oneself in perfect physical shape. The peak that you can climb is not the mountain that will take all your strength and power to the last drop, drain you from all your energy. Climbing is pure pleasure of movement, but never it is a masochism, reckless risk or self-torture. Unfortunately, not understanding this simple truth leads to a lot of accidents and disappointments.

Mountaineering, alpine climbing, adventures, stories and articles

I'll tell you from my own experience - if you still have the strength after climbing the summit, for example, to do gymnastics as in my case (which is useful even without mountaineering), then you have chosen the correct mountain for your climb as well as the route.

So, a handstand at the summit is a proof and demonstration (primarily to myself) that the summit was not conquered at the expense of all the last forces. And of course, aesthetics with a slight accent of show off...

Leader of the climbing expeditions, author of the texts and photos - Alex Trubachev


Our Principles

AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.