The ice climbing wizard, world champion in the speciality in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007, comes from Odessa (Ukraine), where he was born on 11 August 1969. But Evgeny Kryvosheytsev, 1 metre 84 by 73 kilos, is highly capable also on rocks, with a long list of 8c and 8c+ worked and several 8b on sight. In his long vertical career – he started climbing in 1985 – he has managed to get placed in all the disciplines: difficulty, speed, boulder and, of course, ice. What’s his secret? Certainly great natural talent but also incredible perseverance in training, about which Evgeny is fanatical.