Jose Leonardo Salazar

Jose Leonardo Salazar

Guide: Ecuador

With nearly 10 years of guiding experience. Jose has climbed almost every Ecuadorian mountain and the most significant ones in both Bolivian and Peruvian Andes. Jose is known for his enormous patience and positive energy. His personal feedback reflects professionalism, useful teaching techniques and cooperative skills in multicultural environments. Throughout Jose’s childhood and adolescence, he was involved in Scouting and Mountaineering Clubs, where he embraced principles of environmental conservation and his passion for mountain climbing. Overall, Jose is building his guiding career with the highest ethic and professional standards to ensure safety and enjoyment in every ascent.

Significant Ascents

Bolivia
Condoriri (Right wing); Huayna Potosi (North to south traverse, all peaks at first ascent); Murarata (South face); Pequeño Alpamayo (Directisima Southeast Face route); Tarija (West crest); Pico illusion (North face)

Ecuador
Cotopaxi 100+ ascents (Northface route); Chimborazo 80 + ascents (Routes: Veintimilla summit, Whymper summit, El Corredor, Nicolas Dueñas crest, Thielmann Glacier, Abras Glacier, Garcia Moreno Glacier, EPAM crest, Travers – Integral; Cayambe (Picos Jarrín route + 50 ascents); Iliniza Sur 20+ ascents (La Rampa Route, East Ridge route (Celso Zuquillo route), Southeast Ridge, South Crest); Iliniza Norte 100+ ascents (Southeast crest, South crest, northwest crest); Antisana (normal route); Altar (Obispo route, Italian route, Monja Grande peak – attempt); Sangay (normal route).

France
Aguille du Midi peak (normal route, 2011)

Nepal
Poon Hill Trek in Annapurna Circuit (2014)

Peru
Chopicalqui (normal route); Quitaraju (North face route); Alpamayo (Ferrari route); East Urus (South face); Ishinca (Northeast crest); East Pisco (Southwest face); Esfinge (Route 85); Toqllaraju (Northwest face); East Urus (Northeast face)

Sweden
Kebnekaise (normal route, 2011)

Certifications

– International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations IFMGA-UIAGM Mountain Guide, 2016

– International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations IFMGA-UIAGM Candidate, 2013
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I had such a wonderful time! Jose Luis is a beyond excellent guide — kind, so knowledgeable, very easy to get along with. The other guides were also amazing. All the accommodations were wonderful. The trip was extremely well laid out.

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