Esteban Mena

Esteban, known as “Topo” among his friends and clients, started climbing in Ecuador when he was 14 years old. Three years later he made his first climbing trip to Peru, followed by many expeditions to Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Alaska, Kirgizstan, Europe, Pakistan and Nepal. Despite his young age he has done some of the hardest climbs, like the South face on Aconcagua and Pobeda Peak in the Tien Shan range. Recently he succeeded on Manaslu, one of the highest mountains of Nepal (8.150 m peak), as part of an Ecuador team led by Ivan Vallejo ( the most well-known Ecuadorian climber) In 2013 and 2016 he summited Everest without oxygen as well as KII in Pakistan in 2019
Esteban is a true lover of the outdoors; his patience and desire to share his knowledge make him a great climbing leader. He is a member of ASEGUIM, the Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides; and besides that he has followed rock climbing instructor courses given by the American Mountain Guide Association. He is a internationally certified mountain guide (/IFMGA).