Konstantin Yurikov

Born in 1980. Has higher education (specializing in Blasting Work at the Moscow State Mining University and in Urban Cadastral Survey at the Moscow Engineering Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Aerial Photography).

Since 1995 became a member of Planeta, the youth branch of the Russian Geographical Society. Took part, together with Moscow State University scientists, in scientific expeditions studying soils across the Kola Peninsula and the Caucasus.

Trained in water-sports and bicycle sections of Moscow tourist clubs for a number of years. Acquired new skills there, got new friends and had a lot of fun from completing hiking routes.

Took part in water tours, hiking, bicycling, sailing and skiing trips of various categories of difficulty that were up to 45 days long and led across Central Russia, the Crimea, the Caucasus, Karelia, the Kola Peninsula, various zones in the Urals, the Western and Eastern Sayan mountains, and Kamchatka; was involved in organizing and conducting these trips.

Preferred life stance is for living in harmony with both nature and human beings, go hiking and exploring the world, keep improving oneself and sharing acquired experience with others.