Our Team

Board

sergey azaryan

A President

Date of birth: 01.07.1955

Education: Moscow’s Military Engineering Academy named after V. Kuybishyev.

Occupations and Interests: He was awarded the title of Colonel in 1993, the rank of Major General of the Rescue Service in 2010, the rank of Licutenant General of the Rescue Service in 2014.

suren danielyan

A vice-president

Date of birth: 07.12.1977

Education: Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture, rescue specialization, candidate of Pedagogical sciences, /MDG/ Associate Professor.

Occupations and Interests: He is the head of Rescue Specialization, the captain of the Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the president of the Association of Rescuers, the author of more than 60 scientific works, 4 methodological and 2 esucational institutions,education expert.

antuan ananyan

A vice-president

Date of birth: 13.10.1975

Education: The Institute of Foreign Languages.

Occupations and Interests: Mountaineering, rock climbing, diving, cave science. He is the head of “White Irbis” club.

garegin unusyan

A founder

Date of birth: 02.10.1982

Education: Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture, mountain-rescuer.

 Ascents: Kazbek, Damavand, Elbrus, Momblan, Motterhorn, Eiger.

hasmik manandyan

A founder

Date of birth: 06.01.1982.

Education: YSU, PhD in Geology.

Occupations and Interests: First place in difficulty and speed climbing disciplines of the Indoor rock climbing competition in 2012. Mountaineer of Russia. Yoga, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing.

Ascents: Damavand, Kazbek, Gidantau, Rainier, Shasta.

ruben kirakosyan

A founder

Date of birth: 16.12.1982

Education: Yerevan State Medical University.

Occupations and Interests: He is a third-class instructor of mountain tourism.

narine tshagharyan

A member of the Board

Date of birth: 01.07.1984

Education: Yerevan Northern University, a lawyer.

Occupations and Interests: An attorney of the company “Attractive business cases” (OGPC) LLC, a participant in ice-training courses for UIAA specialists, NGO president of mountaineering development “4 Gagat Mountain club”.

Ascents: Hezar, Sabalan, Kazbek, Yukhim, Ararat, Elbrus and Razdelnaya. Winter and summer ascents are Damavand

tigran shahbazyan

A member of the Board

Date of birth: 25.04.1984

Education: Armenian State Pedagogical University, geographical faculty.

Occupations and Interests: He is the founder of the Armenian Geographical project (Armenian Geographic/ ArmGeo.am). He took part in the Mountaineering Conference in Moscow as a FFIC represantative. He took part in the ice-training course for UIAA specialists.

Ascents: Ararat, Kazbek, Elbrus.

levon movsisyan

A member of the Board

Date of birth: 02.09.1990

Education: Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture, mountain rescuer.

Occupations and Interests: An absolute champion of rock climbing, an instructor in mountaineering, an absolute winner of the skyranning tournament in Aragats.

Ascents: Kazbek, Elbrus, Materhorn. Winter ascents are Damavand

aharon khachatryan

A member of the Board

Date of birth: 30.06.1990

Education: Armenian Tourism Institute, tour manager.

Occupations and Interests: He took 2nd place in bouldering and 3rd place in speeding tournaments in 2012. He took 2nd place in the first “Northern Cross” tournament of Armenia in 2012. He got a “Badge” rank and a “ Mountaineer of Russia” badge.

 

arshak mkrtchyan

A member of the Board

Date of birth: 08.08.1986

Education: Yerevan State Medical University, doctor demmatologist.

Occupations and Interests: He has developed more than 25 rock climbing routes in Tatev, Arzni and Noravank. He got the title of Russian alphinist in 2014.

suren stepanyan

A member of the Board

Date of birth: 11.12.1962

Education: Emergency situations.

Members

spartak hovhannisyan

Honorary member

Date of Birth: 19.07.1960

Education: Yerevan Polytechnic Institute named after K, Marx, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Engineer-mechanic. Yerevan State Medical Institute, Faculty of Therapy. General Practice Physician.

Occupations and Interests: President of “Spartan” Survival Center NGO, Medical Reserve Captain, Disaster Medicine Expert, First Aid, Personal Safety and Survival Trainer, Author of manuals, brochures and posters.

Date of Birth: July 19, 1960

Education: Yerevan Polytechnic Institute named after K, Marx, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Engineer-mechanic. Yerevan State Medical Institute, Faculty of Therapy. General Practice Physician.

Occupations and Interests: President of “Spartan” Survival Center NGO, Medical Reserve Captain, Disaster Medicine Expert, First Aid, Personal Safety and Survival Trainer, Author of manuals, brochures and posters.

aghvan chatinyan

Honorary member

Date of Birth: 20.11.1927

Education: Vanadzor agricultural technician

Occupations and Interests: Honored Worker of Physical Culture and Sport, Honorary Member of the Armenian National Olympic Committee, Professor of the State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports, USSR Honorable mountain rescuer.

ashot levonyan

Honorary member

Date of Birth: 07.01.1959

Education: Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, 1981 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Specialist: engineer-electrician

Occupations and Interests: 1976 is engaged in climbing. He has been in the Alpine Camps of the Caucasus for five times 1977-1983. He worked as a radist in the climbers’ club “Aragats” in Armenia. He was the radist of the Armenian mountaineering team in 1986 in Pamir. As a journalist he elucidated the achievements of Armenian mountaineers  since 1981 up to now. For the first time he was on the slopes of Mount Ararat in August, 2000, he was in the International Expeditionary Mountaineers from seven countries, but the Turkish authorities did not allow to climb Ararat. Eight Armenian citizens received official permission from the Turkish authorities and for the first time they climbed Ararat and the flag of Armenia was waved on the top in August, 2009. In July,2011 he was accompanied by six Russian mountaineers to climb Mount Ararat

igor khalatyan

Honorary member

irena kharazova

Honorary member

ara khachaduryan

Honorary member

eleonora araratyan

A journalist

Date of birth:04.11.1983

Education: RFU journalist

Occupations and Interests: She participated in the first close rock climbing championship as well as the skyranning tournament.

 

eduard sargsyan

A rescuer

Date of birth: 20.03.1994

Education: Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture, mountain rescuer.

Occupations and Interests: He is the deputy director of the company “Dangerous Height” LLC, the lecturer of the Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture. He got certifications for “ Organization and maintenance safety work in height” by Veto group of companies and  for “Mountain-rescue operations in strict climate conditions by the Rescue Association. He is a participant in ice-training courses for UIAA specialists.

Ascents: Hezar, Kazbek, Elbrus, Damavand, Matterhorn

gevorg elmasakyan

Date of birth: 10.10.1995

Education: YSU, faculty of Physics “Department of Physics of Nuclear Reactors”.

Occupations and Interests: He took part in the cooperative preparatory phase of the Up the Rocks club and The Petzl foundation “preparation and qualification of rock climbing instructors”. He had participation in the rock climbing championship (Bouldering Shape). Results: 1st place in the group of boys aged 14-18, 2nd place in 19 years old and older boys’s group. He took part in “ Experiance Rocks and og Georgia” international rock climbing.

levon badikyan

Date of birth: 01.02.1998

Education: High school N29 named after Andranik Margarian.

Occupations and Interests: He took part in the cooperative preparatory phase of the Up the Rocks club and The Petzl foundation “preparation and qualification of rock climbing instructors”. He took part in “Experiance Rocks and og Georgia” international rock climbing.

karapet sahakyan

A photographer

Date of birth:  18.02.1985

Education: Athens 70th Gymnasium, a photographer.

Occupations and Interests: Mountaineering, hiking, martial art. He is a Jiu-Jitsu coach.

karen marutyan

Date of birth: 18.07.1977

Education: State Engineering University of Armenia, Biomedical Engineering.

Occupations and Interests: Participation in the climbing championship (2nd place) and Skyranning (4th place).

vardan avetisyan

Date of birth: 19.08.1982

Education: SEUA, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electrification.

Occupations and Interests: information security, programming, mountaineering, rock climbing, yoga, a member of “White Irbis” club. He got the title of Russia’s Alpine. His worth ascents were Ararat and Pik Semenovskogo mountains in 2014.

A Management Specialist

Business advisor

Date of birth: 19.06.1982

Education: Department of Humanitarian Education and Physical Training, pre-recruitment and physiotherapy teacher, RF Ministry of Emergency Situations Academy, specialist in management sphere.

Occupations and Interests: He took part in the Skyrunning tournament in Armenia.

eva harutyunyan

A sociology

Date of birth: 17.07.1989

Education: YSU, Faculty of Sociology

Occupations and Interests: He was a participant in the Skyrunning tournament,took the 3rd place, worked as a freelance mountain guide.

Ascents:  Kazbek

artur petrosyan

An engineer

Date of birth: 10.10.1985

Education: SEUA, an engineer bucket

Ascents:  Ararat, Damavand

tigran khachikyan

Date of birth: 04.01.1989

Education: SEUA, Large Integrated Circuits Design

Ascents: He has climbed many mountains in Armenia and beyond Armenia.

suren petrosyan

tennis

Date of birth: 10.03.1988

Education: Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture, Tenis

Ascents: Elbrus, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger.

sasun gishyan

A physicist

Date of birth:  03.08.1988

Education: YSU, a physicist

Ascents: Elbrus, Gidan-Tau

mamikon grigoryan

An engineer

Date of birth: 13.01.1984

Education: Yerevan State Industrial College, a junior engineer.

Occupations and Interests: He has participated in Skyrunning tournament. He has made upgrades in Armenia.

vardan khachatryan

Date of birth: 26.02.1983

Ascents: Elbrus, Kazbek, Damavand

nare mkrtchyan

A journalist,translator

Date of birth: 10.03.1991

Education: Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University, Journalist (Bachelor), Translator (Master’s Degree)

Occupations and Interests: elevations in many mountains of Armenia, participating in Skyrunning tournament.

gevorg karapetyan

Business advisor

Date of birth: 10.10.1988

Education: SEUA, an engineer.

Ascents: Ararat, Kazbek

artyom martirosyan

Date of birth: 02.12.1988

Education: In 2006-2011 studied at the Russian-Armenian Slavonic University and was qualified as a specialist in tourism and advertising.

Occupations and Interests: Participated in the tournament Skyrunning, is the founder of the club “Armland”. Participated in trainings for tour guides in the organization “Traveler” and received the qualification of a guide. Currently working as a guide and mountain guide. Since 2017 he works as a photographer in the Gora magazine 

Ascents: Ararat, Kazbek, Elbrus

lilit grigoryan

Date of birth: 11.09.1981

Education: American University of Armenia, Industrial Engineering and Systems Management.

Occupations and Interests: An ascent to Mount Sinai (Egypt), a trip to Tibet (Kayak mountain, China), hikings through a number of RA roads.

 

davit miqayelyan

Date of birth: 06.08.1985

Education: European Educational Regional Academy Foundation, Information and Communication Technologies Institute.

Occupations and Interests: He has climbed a number of mountains in Armenia.

 

mariam kirakosyan

Date of birth: 24.04.1992

Education: NAS, Ecology and Nature Management (Masters), YSU Linguistics and International Tourism (Bachelor).

Occupations and Interests: He has made numerous upgrades in Armenia, he works in “Armenian Geographic”.

 

hasmik evoyan

Date of birth: 01.09.1986

Education: Armenian State University of Economics, business economics and management.

Occupations and Interests: Climbing, traveling, paragliding, psychology, informal education, youth work, state building.

Ascents: Ararat, Elbrus

sergey bidzyan

A mount rescuer

Date of birth: 02.02.1978

Education: PHARM, a mountain-rescue.

Occupations and Interests: He is the Master of sports in rowing,  International Order Rescuer, the head of the Mount-Rescue Federation’s work.

rafik zhamakochyan

A student

Date of birth: 24.11.1993

Education: YSMU, Master’s Degree in Military Medical Faculty.

Occupations and Interests: Alpine climbing, rock climbing, fishing, music. He started mountaineering in 2012.He has participated in the trainings conducted by the White Irbis alp club.

Ascents: He has climbed different mountains in Armenia.

lusine amirkhanyan

An Accountant

Date of birth:  21.09.1991

Education:ANAU Accounting and Audit.

Occupations and Interests: He took ice-training courses at UIAA experts.

Ascents: Ararat, Hezar

inna khachikyan

Business advisor

Date of birth: 09.11.1988

Education: Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University.

Occupations and Interests: He goes for in mountaineering, rock climbing, he is a member of “White Irbis” club.

sona harutyunyan

A lawyer

Date of birth: 16.06.1983

Education: RA Public Administration Academy, Law Master, Lawyer, Lecturer

Occupations and Interests: Mountaineering, yoga, swimming, painting, piano. Founder of the Center for Disaster Management and Public Awareness, Head of the Olympic Camp. She took an ice-training course at UIAA.

Ascents: Ararat, Kazbek

aram beginyan

Date of birth: 25.10.1980 

Education: Yerevan State University, Applied Mathematics and Informatics

Ascent: Elbrus, Kazbek, winter ascent to Dmavand

anahit sahakyan

An economist

Date of birth: 12.09.1981

Education: Armenian State University of Economics, an economist.

Ascents: Elbrus, winter ascents try is Damavand.

marine petrosyan

An economist

Date of birth: 30.12.1984

Education: Armenian State University of Economics, an economist.

Occupations and Interests: She is a specialist of International Purchasing , “AHA Armenia” – Coordinator.

garegin baxdyan

A lawyer

Date of birth: 23.04.1977 

Education: Yerevan State University, Radiophysist, St. Petersburg EVEP, Lawyer.

Ascents: Elbrus

hasmik petrosyan

Date of birth: 19.07.1990 

Education: Armenian State Engineering University, Cybernetics.

Ascents: Elbrus, Kazbek, Damavand

arsen nahapetyan

A dentist

Date of birth: 29.04.1980 

Education: Yerevan State Medical University, dentist.

Ascents: Elbrus

angin karapetyan

A linguist

Date of birth: 22.11.1993 

Education: Yerevan State Agricultural University

Ascents: She has climbed different mountains in Armenia.

anzhela tshagharyan

An artist-maker

Date of birth: 27.07.1990 

Education: Yerevan State University of Culture, artist-fashion designer.

Occupations and Interests: climbing, painting.

Ascents: Elbrus, Kazbek

anna tlustokhovich

A journalist

Date of birth: 14.06.1995 

Education: Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University, Journalism.

Occupations and Interests: Member of “Vertical 19”. She is interested in climbing.

hayk hovhannisyan

Date of birth:  31.03.1984

Education: RA Ministry of Emergency Situations Crisis Management Academy, MA.

Occupations and Interests: climbing, hiking, riding, boxing, running. He has participated in search and rescue training in Singapore.

tatev vardanyan

Date of birth: 22.04.1989

Education:Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University, Department of Arabic Studies, YSU, Faculty of International Relations and Diplomacy, MB, London Exile English, International Relations and English Language Department.

Occupations and Interests: She is interested in climbing and rock climbing, professional dance (Latin American, sports and Armenian folk dances), professional boxing.

eduard stepanyan

Date of birth: 12.03.1989

Education: Armenian State Engineering University.

Occupations and Interests: climbing, biking, rock climbing, everything connected with the extreme.

babken arzumanyan

A cinematographer

Date of birth:  01.06.1992

Education: Yerevan Khachatur Abovyan Pedagogical University, Faculty of Culture, Department of Cinematography.

Occupations and Interests: He is interested in climbing, photography, books.

Edgar navasardyan

A Tour Manager

Date of birth:  09.09.1980

Education: Armenian Tourism Institute, tour-manager.

Occupations and Interests: He is the Head of AS Tourist Club.

elena shuvaeva-petrosyan

Date of Birth: 17.04.1978

Education: The ombudsman of Fyodorov, Lazarian Institute of International Relations (Masters), Gorky Institute of Literature (postgraduate).

Occupations and Interests: A member of the Writers ‘Union, Russian Writers’ Union and Club of Caucasus Writers Editor, Editor-in-Chief of GORA magazine for strong, courageous and business people.

The ascents: Ararat (twice), Elbrus north (3 times), Damanavand, Kazbek, Aragats and other Armenian mountains.

Hrachuhi Ayvazyan

Date of birth: 16 October 1992

Education: YSU Romance and Germanic Faculty / English language and Literature

Occupations and Interests: Tour manager at “Armenian Geographic”

Ascent: more than 50 ascents in the territory of Armenia and Artsakh

karine hakobyan

Date of birth: 04.06.1972

Education: Armenian state polytechnic university /full course/. Specialty- Engineer-constructor for radio-electronic equipment, technologist.

Occupations and Interests: Armenian Public TV CJSC, assistant of the head of ‘’ Orakarg’’ political and analytical news program. Monitor of “21 DEGREE” mountainous club. Since 2017 June 30 she has been a member of Armenian federation of alpinism and mountainous tourism.

Ascent: Ararat (5165 m), Sabalan (4811m), Kazbek (5033 m)

artashes khudoyan

A photographer

Date of birth: 05.08.1981

Education: Lobachevskov Institute of Nizhny Novgorod, territorialist

Interests and occupations: photography, hiking

Shushan rubenyan

Date of birth: 20.03.1988

Education: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Mathematics

Ascents: Sabalan, Kazbek, Ararat, Elbrus, Damavand, Peak Yukhin, Peak Razdelnaya

artashes mkrtchyan

Date of birth: 30.06.1981

Education: SEUA, Faculty of information technologies

Occupations and interests: Director of software development company, founder of Mountain Guide Armenia Ascents: Sabalan, Kazbek, Ararat, Elbrus, Peak Lenin (twice)

Meri Minasyan

Date of birth: 25.12.1990

Education: Panos Terlemezian State College of Arts Painter/Designer

 

Arpine Mikichyan

Date of birth: 02.11.1995

Education:  Yerevan State College of Humanities, Faculty: “Translation and Service Organization”

Occupations and Interests: Has participated in various volunteer works in Yerevan and regions of Armenia, has participated in tour guide trainings and has participated in many seminars connected with tourism and economics.

 

Nari Nersisyan

Date of birth: 08.06.1984

Education:  Yerevan Hrachya Acharyan University, Faculty of Law, Department of International Law.

Occupations and Interests:She is interested in climbing, photography, books, martial arts, shooting․

Ascents: She has climbed a number of mountains in Armenia