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Carole Tejas

Carole Tejas

Guide: International, Nepal Program Director

Carole Tejas has been climbing and trekking all over the world for over 25 years and has been guiding professionally since 2009, most recently for Alpine Ascents on Mt Elbrus, Mera Peak, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and the Everest Base Camp Trek. Although she is based in the canyons of New York City, Carole loves spending time off the beaten path, and has climbed and trekked in Nepal, Bhutan, Ladakh, Indonesia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Mali and the Comoros Islands, among other far-flung places. Raised on the East Coast, Carole’s passion for mountaineering started in her local playgrounds — the White Mountains of New Hampshire and New York’s Adirondacks and Catskills. She has worked with climbers of all levels of experience, but particularly enjoys teaching novice climbers how to be comfortable and self-sufficient in the mountains. When not working, Carole loves to play on rock, snow and ice and travel the world with her husband Vern.

Significant Ascents

Mt. Vinson
Denali
Aconcagua (4 summits)
Mt. Elbrus (multiple summits)
Kilimanjaro (multiple summits)
Mt. Blanc and various others in the Alps
Island Peak and Mera Peak, Nepal
Various climbs in Cordillera Blanca Range, Peru (including Pisco, Ishinca and Urus)
Cotopaxi, Ecuador (2 summits)
Shackleton Traverse, South Georgia Island
Ojos del Salado, Argentina
Mt. Shasta
Mt. Whitney
Numerous climbs in the Cascade Mountains including Mt. Rainier, Shuksan, Baker, Eldorado Peak, Silver Star
Everest Base Camp, Nepal – multiple
Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary, Nepal
Kanchengjunga Base Camp, Nepal
Markha Valley, Ladakh
Laya Trek and Snowman Trek, Bhutan
Paine Circuit and others in Patagonia
Mt. Kinablu, Borneo
Simien Mountains and Ras Dashen, Ethiopia
Dogon Trek, Mali

Certifications

Emergency Medical Technician
Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer

Included in Outside Magazine’s “6 Iconic Hikes You Should Do Before You Die” 2017.

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