Rochester, MN


Welcome to my personal site! 

I am Victor Gubanov, live in Rochester, Minnesota and work at Mayo Clinic as a software developer.

Zermatt 2008 I enjoy many things in life.  This includes travelling, camping and hiking in the mountains.  In August of 2009 I did part of the GR5 ("Grande RandonnĂ©e 5") multi-day hike from the Lake Geneva to Nice in the French Alps.  The hike took 18 days. I was sending brief daily trip reports to my family and friends from my Black Jack II cell phone.

After the GR5 I had a great time joining my sister, brother-in-law and my nephew in exploring Austria,  the Czech Republic and Germany.  I was making some notes along the way, which I am happy to share.


Mount Fuji, Japan In August 2010 I spent two weeks in Japan. During this vacation I visited several cities (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima), climbed Mount Fuji and did a 5-day trek of the Japan Northern Alps. As on previous trips I was sending brief trip reports from my smart phone. You can read my Japan trip notes and view some pictures here.