Vlad is a mechanical engineer who has retired from 27 years in the aviation industry. His experience includes engineering design, management, and international business development. He has travelled extensively throughout the world and speaks several languages. He is currently involved in several projects and enjoys reading, writing, and various outdoor activities.
The book is about extreme altitude trekking, an activity that can easily be underestimated by the novice. It addresses preparation, provides unique technical information, and explains why Aconcagua is a greater challenge than it may appear to be. The story is a personal experience on the mountain with 10 other trekkers from around the world. Only 3 reached the summit but not without incident.