Mountain Experience

Mountain Experiance LLC

We are mountain guides who are achieving our dream of making a life in the mountains. Driven by the desire to show the beauties of Macedonian mountains to the people around the world we decided to open a travel agency Mountain Experience. The stuff of our company are mountain guides, alpinists and mountain bikers, people who promote the mountains as a place to live, work and enjoy. We established a profession of mountain guide in Macedonia shaping it by high international standards.

We work with great pleasure enjoying the opportunity to share the experiences from the outdoors with our customers and after the first days on a hike, ski or bike, they become part of the big Macedonian Mountain Experience family.

MEET THE TEAM


Kostantin Ciriviri

Manager
Kostantin is the first professional mountain guide in the Republic of Macedonia, working in the field of mountain tourism for more than twenty years. He is an instructor in alpinism and an instructor for mountain guides training. So far he has trained more than one hundred and fifty mountain guides, about hundred alpinists and many mountain climbers.

He graduated from the department of tourism at the University of Tourism and Management in Skopje. He accomplished professional specialization for mountain tourism in North Italy, France, Slovenia and Bulgaria.
He is an author of about ten titles in the field of mountaineering, alpinism and mountain tourism, manager of several successfully realized projects for mountain tourism development in the Republic of Macedonia, of which most important are the projects for placement of a system of hiking and biking trails in the biggest mountain ranges in the country.
He participated in alpine and mountain expeditions in Europe, South America and Asia.
Currently he is working on a research paper in the field of mountain recreational tourism.
He lives in Skopje with his wife Svetlana, his son Tadej and his daughter Milica.

Jovan Bozinoski

Guide
Jovan can be defined as a man who loves the mountains and live with respect for it. He’s been a member of MC “Ljuboten” – the oldest and the most active mountaineering club in the Republic of Macedonia, founded in 1925. As its president for the past 12 years, Jovan has shown his remarkable organizing skills of the biggest mountaineering manifestations on state and international level.

He has worked on projects that were focused on the development and the importance of the mountain tourism in the Shar Mountain region, preservation of the biodiversity on Shar Mountain - the largest mountain range in Macedonia and its promotion.
He graduated from the department of tourism at the University of Tourism and Management in Skopje.
He is also passionate about photography. His talent for rare captures of amazing light includes the beauties of the nature that abounds and the beautiful smiles of the happy people who are charmed by the mountains.
For the past few years Jovan was a general secretary of the organizing board of the oldest Balkan ski manifestation, “Sarplaninski Cup”, FIS competition for alpine skiing.
Currently he is working on a monograph of the history of the MC “Ljuboten”, the historical development of mountaineering and the skiing on Shar Mountain.

Svetlana Ciriviri

Customer Service
Svetlana is the most important person "in the shadow", in charge of all the logistics in the travel agency. She is present in the adventure tourism in the last twenty years.
She graduated psychology at the University in Skopje and currently she is working on a research paper in the field of psychology of tourism.

She has participated in several projects for mountain tourism in Macedonia working on development of mountain trails and trainings with local communities.
Her passion is hiking, mountain biking and snow shoeing.
Svetlana is Kostantine's wife and mother of son Tadej and daughter Milica, who are her most frequent companions on the mountains.

Krunoslav Adjievski

Guide
Krunoslav is experienced "mountain wolf" who you can more often meet on the mountains rather than in his home. Krunoslav - his nickname Kruno, is a professional mountain guide from 2007 with extensive experience in ski mountaineering, free riding, hiking and mountain biking.

He has been climbed the Alps, Dolomites and the mountains of the Balkans. He studied physical education at the University of Skopje and film production at the University of Stip.
Kruno is president of the Macedonian Mountain Rescue Team Asclepij, where the most experienced Macedonian climbers and rescuers are members.

Ilija Ciriviri

Guide
Ilija is representative of the younger generation of mountain guides. He is actively involved in alpine climbing, ski mountaineering and mountain biking. A licensed mountain guide according to IML - international mountain leader standard since 2014.

You can meet him very often on the rocks in the Matka Canyon near Skopje, the Demir Kapija gorge or the bolders near Prilep. With his mountain bike he can be seen almost everywhere on the Macedonian mountains.
Ilija graduated production at the University in Skopje and he is currently working on his master's thesis in the field of the production management. He is a member of the alpine club Matka from Skopje and he is very active at the Macedonian Mountain Rescue Team Asclepij.

Ivan Kuzmanovski

Guide
Ivan is guide for mountain bike tours across Macedonia. With riding mountain bike, he has more than 5 seasons of racing downhill bikes behind him. A daring alpine climbing aspirant recently. Currently he is in a training process to become a licensed mountain guide according IML.

Ivan's habitat is the mountain and he can be met on the bike riding hotspots or on the rocks.
Senior student on the Faculty of Philology at the University in Skopje. Active member of the alpine club Matka from Skopje since 2015.

Riste Kalinov

Guide
Riste is an alpine climber with 10 years of climbing experience. During his mountain guide training process he fell in love with mountain biking as well. Avid explorer of new adventures in the mountains, he can be found in all regions of Macedonia.

Licensed mountain guide since 2014, president of the Alpine club Matka from Skopje and a member of Macedonian Mountain Rescue Team, Asklepij. Working as an IT engineer in Medical faculty in Skopje and living with his wife Jasna and son Gorazd

Goce Tanevski

Guide
Goce is very passionate for the outdoors, which can be seen from the variety of sports he is involved into. He is one of the pioneers in backcountry, freeride snowboarding and splitboarding in Macedonia, he is very much into downhill and enduro bikes and known in the alpinism and hiking scene.

He is trained mountain guide according to Iinternational mountain leader. Also hi is a member of Mountain Rescue Team Asclepij.
Goce is also the founder of “Rabotilnica”, a Club which promotes splitboarding, touring and MTB. This is the place you can occasionally see Goce repairing hard goods and talking with friends about next adventure. If he is not there and you want to find him, go higher in the mountains.

Alek Stardelov

Guide
It is all about catching that perfect moment at that perfect spot and when that happens you know you are alive says Alek. He is always searching for new adventures in the mountains. Spending most of his free time at his second home, the Matka Canyon.

There are not many photography of Alek because he is always behind the lens, capturing the moment. Currently he is in a training process to become a licensed mountain guide according IML. Senior student at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University in Skopje, active member of the alpine club Matka from Skopje since 2009, and member of the Macedonian Mountain Rescue Team Asclepij.

Ivan Jakimovski

Guide
Ivan says: I am very happy that my favorite activities are part of my job. He spent a lot of time in the mountains, the most of all, alpine climbing and ski mountaineering.

As he comes to the end of his training for licensed guide according IML standards. We meet him more often around satisfied customers.

Bojan Isaevski

Guide
Mountaineering became his passion in his early teens and along with skiing has shaped his life ever since. Bojan grew up close to Shar Mountain.

Having spent a number of years at the mountains, he had developed an addiction to chasing fresh snow and exploring high peaks, glacial lakes and waterfalls that he is willing to share.
Bojan is an active member at MC `Ljuboten`. He is a physiotherapy student at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University and a part-time member of mountain rescue team - `Asclepius`. Currently, Bojan is in a training process to become a licensed mountain guide according to International Mountain Leader standard.

Sasho Janevski

Guide
Sasho’s pasionis is climbing on the mountains. He is also member in the oldest MC in Macedonia - Ljuboten.

Almost every free moment of time he is on the Shara Mountain. He is also in the training process to become a licensed mountain guide according IML. I love but respect the mountains - he said.

Vladimir Cvetkovski

Guide
Vladimir is licensed mountain guide according to International mountain leader standard since 2014. He studied management at the Economy faculty in Skopje.

He has organized more than 10 trainign cources for young people from Europe under the program Erasmus +.
He is actively involved in alpine climbing,mountaineering and mountain biking. Vladimir is active member of the alpine club Matka from Skopje since 2007 and he is very active in Macedonian Mountain Rescue Team Asclepij. Most of the time he help to new members in the club to make their first “steps” on rock. On the wall of trophies he can add the climbing on the top of Europe-Mont Blanc.