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Unite with enthusiastic trekkers on this Trek

14 Days
Join this incredible journey into the Himalayas! Spend two weeks surrounded by the biggest and most impressive mountains in the world, and trek your way up to ...

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Summit Mexico's Highest Volcanoes

9 Days
Just hours away from Mexico city, climb the country's high volcanoes - El Pico de Orizaba and Iztaccihuatl- the highest mountains in Mexico. An opportunity to climb ...

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Embark on an Andes Survivors Expedition

6 Days
Visit the historic site of the most famous survival story of our time. Join survivor Eduardo Strauch and Mountain Guide Ricardo Peña for a special visit to the crash ...

  • TourHQ ID:US22198

  • experience:Since 2004

  • gender:Male

  • Private Tour Guide in : Denver
  • Other Guiding Areas: Mexico City, Mendoza, Kathmandu, Orizaba, Pico de Orizaba, Amecameca, Iztaccíhuatl, San Rafael, Tengboche, Lukla, Phakding, Pangboche, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Pheriche, Gorakshep
  • Languages: English , Spanish
  • Website:www.alpineexpeditions.net
  • Mobile: +1-3038752134verifiedVerified

About me

Since 2004, I started my work with a motive to guide climbers on the Mexican volcanos. Currently a resident of Broomfield, Colorado, I have guided and climbed extensively throughout Colorado, the Argentinean, Chilean and Bolivian Andes, the Alaska Range, Mt. Elbrus and the Caucasus mountain range in Russia, the Khumbu region in the Himalaya, and Mexico (where I am originally from).

I have been on 2 Everest expeditions and made it to 26,000' in May 2017 (was unable to summit due to extreme winds).

I have summited all 54 Colorado 14ers (many in winter) and am presently working on finishing the top 100 highest summits in Colorado. I have led more than 50 successful expeditions to the Mexican Volcanoes and have climbed and guided Rainier many times, including an ascent up Liberty Ridge.

Having guided and led two expeditions to Denali (20,320'), six to Aconcagua (22,841'), as well as other expeditions to the Chilean Andes and the Cordillera Real in Bolivia, I added a feather in my cap with major peaks in the US (including a one day ascent of the Grand Teton-upper Exum route). Apart from guiding, I have also taken a wilderness medicine training and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder.

On February 12, 2005, I discovered the coat and documents of Andes Survivor Eduardo Strauch as well as other previously undiscovered airplane parts, while climbing near the impact point of the famous crash, popularized in the book and movie 'Alive". While doing this, I put up a first ascent up a 15,400' glaciated unnamed peak.

In December 2005, with a grant from National Geographic, I led the first and only- to - date complete re-tracing of the historic escape route done by Andes Survivors: Roberto Canessa and Nando Parrado in 1972. This was done in the same month as the survivors did to experience the challenge of similar snow conditions. This story was also featured on the April 2006 issue of National Geographic Adventure magazine.

I have been involved in the making of 3 documentaries about the Andes Survivors including: 'Stranded' and History Channel's: I am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash where I did a high altitude camera work. I also worked as a climbing stunt double and have been featured as an expert on the topic throughout the show.

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Recent Reviews
  • We selected Ricardo for Aconcagua since he was fluent in Spanish, lived near us in Colorado, and was able to accommodate an ...More

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  • I had always been intensely interested in the Andes survivors story. When I found out that Ricardo ran an annual trip with ...More

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My Tour Calendar
April 2020
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567891011
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Recent Reviews
  • We selected Ricardo for Aconcagua since he was fluent in Spanish, lived near us in Colorado, and was able to accommodate an ...More

    Review By Aaron
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  • I had always been intensely interested in the Andes survivors story. When I found out that Ricardo ran an annual trip with ...More

    Review By John
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