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

    Our guides were excellent at making sure I got on track for acclimatization despite arriving an entire 24 hours late due to a flight delay. They were patient teachers, and gave us great motivation as we moved up the mountains. On Chimborazo, they were very relaxed and confidence inspiring. I’m not sure we would have […]


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