Skis or snowshoes, this Kazakh girl will test your limits

Julia is a Russian girl from Kazakhstan. She lives for the thrill of adventure, and traveling outdoors. Julia's various passions include, but are not limited to: trail running, climbing, backpacking, sky running, hiking, and mountain biking...just to name a few. Skiing is what really gets her blood flowing. Whether it be free riding or tearing up slopes in the back country, skiing has taken her heart.

"It (skiing) gives me a feeling of complete emotional purity of being at one with the mountain and totally focused on the present moment." 

Although Julia is a Civil Engineer, it seems she spends more of her time outdoors. Living in Almaty, a beautiful city only an hour away from the gorgeous Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, staying inside is merely impossible for this thrill seeker. Being so close to the Northan Tien-Shan mountain system, mountain adventures are endless! Julia spends any free chance between work by hitting the hills, woods, mountains, rocks, trees, glaciers, trails, you name it! 

"The best views are in the mountains, and I'm blessed to live right by them."

When not playing in her Nothern Tien-Shan mountain system backyard, Julia is on the road or in a plane, fuelling her passion to travel. Trying to get out two or three times a year, this girl has already set foot in: Austria, Georgia, India, Montenegro, Germany, Spain, Indonesia Malasia, and Kyrzystan.. just to name a few.

"One way to get the most out of life is to look at it as AN ADVENTURE!"

With her two passions combined, Julia has skiied and trekked through the Alps, Himalayas, Dzungarian, and Caucasus.

"Nature is the best way to learn about myself and challenge myself; its one giant playground to explore!"

It is Julia's desire that we all get outside as much as possible. In doing so, we become more in touch with Mother Nature and more passionate about protecting our Earth. 

"When I am out in the wilderness I feel freedom of my body and mind where I reach a harmony of spirit and live every moment intensely."

Julia believe's in true emotions of exploring and loving. Her adventures encourage us to go to places we have never been, and experience things beyond our imagination. Our newest Adventure Ambassador lives an inspiring life that is contagious to us all. Welcome to the family Julia!