HERNÁN RIOS

HERNÁN RIOS

Guide: International

Mountain Guide Hernan was born in the province of Buenos Aires, and from an early age he began to travel with his parents. In those journeys was born his taste for traveling, exploring and climbing. Not only has he climbed throughout the Argentine Republic while traveling, but that love for wandering in the mountains brought him to Mendoza in 2005, where he began his career as a porter while he was being certified as a mountain guide by the Argentine Association of Mountain Guides, porting and guiding in the Cordon del Plata and Aconcagua Provincial Park. Hernan also works as a ski instructor and climber on ice and rock, and also keeps alive his passion for climbing all year round in Argentina, Chile, Spain, Italy, and France. Among his achievements in the mountains, he made or repeated some of the most difficult routes in the Andes mountain range. Undoubtedly, Hernan is one of the best guides that Mount Aconcagua has today. Not only for his professionalism, but also for his passion to bring the mountain to all those who seek adventure.

Guide For:

Aconcagua

Significant Ascents

Mount Aconcagua, (20 Guided Expeditions, 16 + Summits by three routes) Mendoza, Argentina.
Cerro Incahuasi, 6638 mts, northwest route.
Denali, West Buttress, Alaska, USA
Mount San Francisco, 6005 mts, (summit in a day), Catamarca, Argentina.
Mount Vallecitos, 5550 mts, Palas de nieve route, Mendoza, Argentina.
Mount Cuerno, 5450 mts, northwest route, Mendoza, Argentina.
Mount El Plata, south face, 5968 mts, Mendoza, Argentina.
Mount Lomas Amarillas, 5300 mts, and Franke – Lomas Amarillas traverse, Mendoza, Argentina
Mount Baker, 3286 mts, normal route, Washington,USA.
More than 15 climbs by different routes in the Central Andes with peaks over 6000, 5000 and 4000 meters, and also climbs in Spain, France and Italy.

Certifications

WFR / CPR
Leave No Trace Trainer
2013 AAGM (Asociación Argentina de Guías de Montaña) Certified Mountain Guide.
Certified Guide AAGM – UIMLA (Union of International Mountain Leader Associations).

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