Ivan was born in Russia. His passion for nature appeared in childhood and his path to the world of hiking began in the nature reserves of central Russia, then in the Caucasus Mountains, in Siberia and on the southern coast of Crimea. In 2013, he became interested in climbing, which later determined the choice of a new profession – rope access, and gave a lot of experience in climbing difficult peaks and rescuing people. In 2018, he came to Barcelona and spending every weekend in nature, he began to meet different groups of like-minded people, one of which was the hiking Europe club with its first events in Barcelona. After a while, he became a guide and explorer to the routes. Now hiking is a part of life that he is happy to share with others. His second passion is photography, so not a single trip is complete without a few great photos.