David Garcia

    David Garcia

    Ecuador, Peru

    David Garcia is an Ecuadorian professional mountain climber specializing in high altitude mountaineering. David started climbing at 11 years old. He participated in many national and international youth climbing championships as a teenager. He found a good balance between studies and climbing and received a degree in engineering. He has led expeditions in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina (Aconcagua- La Patagonia). He guides climbs from basic rock climbing, mountaineering objectives, to big complex walls. He also acquired a certification of National Guide specialized in Adventure. He is passionate about climbing and guiding expeditions to help people reach their goals. He is an extremely patient, positive, and hardworking guide. He has participated in expeditions in Germany and Ukraine as well.
    Outside work he practices Yoga and dancing. Member of the Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides (ASEGUIM) and the International Association of Mountain Guides Associations (UIAGM) since 2018. He mentions, “My work is the bridge between people’s dreams and reality”

    Significant Ascents

    Cotopaxi: 200+ ascents. Outer crater circuit. Inner ring circuit.
    Chimborazo: Traverse (Integral). Sun Ridge (Arista del Sol-Northeast Ridge). Thielmann Glacier Direct Route.
    Altar: Obispo
    Antisana: South-Northwest and Maximum summit
    Iliniza Sur: Normal Route. Southeast Ridge Route. East Ridge Route (Celso Zuquillo Route).

    Artesonraju: North Face
    Ranrapalca: North Face
    Tocllaraju: West Face
    Huamasraju: SO ridge- NO ridge – Normal Route- Direct Route
    Urus Este
    Vallunaraju: normal route- east face route
    Esfinge: 85 route and South Cruce. 7+ ascents
    La pirámide del Garcilazo. Attempt to open a new route.


    Aspirant Guide to International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA-UIAGM)
    Ecuadorian Mountain Guides Association ASEGUIM Guide
    Wilderness First Responder/CPR, Quito- Ecuador
    High Mountain rescue course – Ministry of labor – Vertical access work and rescue training. Quito- Ecuador
    Rock Climbing Course. Deutsche Alpenverein DAV Sektion Oberland. Munich-Germany.
    UIAGM RAS 1 (Rope Access Standard)
    National Guide specialized in Adventure – Environment Ministry – Ecuador
    Electric Engineering, National polytechnic University of Quito-Ecuador.


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