Hiking used to be a hobby for Arshak. Now, it’s his profession. When he’s not leading groups of hikers across Armenia, or organizing sports summer camps for children, he’s managing the adventure tourism department of a local travel company. Arshak is a certified mountaineer and rock climber, with extensive training and experience in adventure tourism, and even has some medical training from his time serving in the military. Arshak is co-founder and board member of the Armenian Mountaineering and Hiking Federation, and a member of the Hatis Mountaineering Club. Arshak describes himself as social, flexible, and easily able to navigate different situations and make quick decisions.