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 urban canyons of New York City, Carole considers the Khumbu Valley in Nepal to be her second (and spiritual) home. She has explored every corner of the Khumbu and has formed many close relationships with the Sherpa people living there. Over many years, she has immersed herself in Sherpa culture and has spent time studying Tibetan Buddhism and the Nepali language. Passing on her knowledge of Kumbu life and Sherpa culture is one of Carole’s greatest strengths as a guide.

    Wherever she may be, Carole loves spending time off the beaten path, and in addition to Nepal has climbed and trekked in Bhutan, Ladakh, Indonesia, Laos, 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 while traveling the world with her husband Vern.

    Significant Ascents

    Everest Base Camp, Nepal (multiple treks)
    Mt. Vinson
    Denali
    Aconcagua (multiple summits)
    Mt. Elbrus (multiple summits)
    Kilimanjaro (multiple summits)
    Lobuche East, Nepal
    Mt. Blanc (and others in the Alps)
    Tsum Valley, Nepal
    Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary, Nepal
    Kanchengjunga Base Camp, Nepal
    Island Peak, Nepal
    Mera Peak, Nepal
    Cordillera Blanca Range, Peru (various including Pisco, Ishinca, and Urus)
    Cotopaxi, Ecuador (two summits)
    Shackleton Traverse, South Georgia Island
    Ojos del Salado, Argentina
    Mt. Shasta
    Mt. Whitney
    Cascade Range, Washington (various including Rainier, Shuksan, Baker, Eldorado Peak, Silver Star)
    Markha Valley, Ladakh
    Laya Trek and Snowman Trek, Bhutan
    Inca Trail and Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Paine Circuit (and various 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

    Following my trip to Nepal with Alpine Ascents, this trip was what I think the typical Alpine Ascents trip offers; a well organized trip led by well-trained and knowledgeable individuals that offers the opportunity for each participant to “achieve their personal goals”, meet new and interesting people and learn about a culture different from ours. This trip was another great adventure, and as usual, a good time was had by all.

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