Our Team

Our Team

THE VALUES WE SHARE

As mountaineers and guides, we enjoy sharing with our clients our love for the mountains and what we have learned from nature through the years:

Respect

Appreciation

Freedom

Camaraderie

Teamwork

OUR MANAGING TEAM

Javier Herrera

Director and Head Guide

Helma van der Hoeven

President / DCF Director

Pablo Herrera

Logistics Manager

OUR GUIDES

Our team consists of experienced and qualified bilingual guides who have great knowledge of the mountains and areas you visit. They all are friendly, cheerful people that will make sure that everything runs smoothly and that you have a great experience.

Our guides enjoy sharing their love for our country and always show their respect towards our mountains, culture and people.

Most of our guides hold the IFMGA guide licence and have a WFR wilderness medicine certificate.

Jaime Ávila

Benno Schlauri

Gaspar Navarrete

Ramiro Garrido

Marco Castillo

Henry Moya

Esteban Mena

David Trujillo

Joaquín Andino

Pablo Montalvo

Fabián Freire

Romel Sandoval

Abraham Chuquirmaca

Franklin Varela

Pablo Chiquisa

Joshua Jarrín

Felipe Jácome

Freddy Tipán

Alejandro Lazzati

José Salazar

Oswaldo Freire

Diego Zurita

PIONEERS

As Ecuador climbing guides we are the pioneers of the new guiding tradition that began in 1980, when the first local guides started leading mountaineers to the summits of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. Since then we have made many ascents in the Andes, we have brought our professional careers to a higher level by following training courses in the European Alps and we have led expeditions in other continents including to some of the 8.000 m / 26,000 ft peaks in Asia.

We have guided and instructed clients of all ability levels within the Andes and worldwide, to far away challenges as Everest, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrun II, Aconcagua, Huascaran, Illimani and many others.