Diego Zurita

    Diego Zurita

    Guide: Ecuador

    Diego comes to Alpine Ascents International with a wealth of guiding and climbing experience from across the Andes and around the world. He is also an instructor for the prestigious Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides and an active member of the mountain rescue team. In addition to his impressive climbing abilities, Diego is well versed in Ecuadorian history and culture and has near encyclopedic knowledge of local flora and fauna.

    Significant Ascents

    Mont Blanc
    Alpamayo, Peru
    Quitaraju, Peru
    Artesonraju, Peru
    Nevado Sajama, Bolivia
    Illampu, Bolivia
    Janq’u Uma, Bolivia


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    IFMGA Guide

    Great program. The expedition was well organized and leadership was outstanding…AAI has the logistics dialed in on this one. No hitches in logistics. Lots of moving around from hotels to huts to climbing. Everything went as smoothly as one could possibly expect.


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