Jose Leonardo Salazar
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.
Guide For:Volcanoes of Ecuador
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)
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).
Aguille du Midi peak (normal route, 2011)
Poon Hill Trek in Annapurna Circuit (2014)
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)
Kebnekaise (normal route, 2011)
– International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations IFMGA-UIAGM Mountain Guide, 2016
– International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations IFMGA-UIAGM Candidate, 2013
Overall it was a wonderful trip, combining numerous climbs with a real taste of the local Ecuadorian culture. It was very well organized from the time we arrived at the airport in Quito until we left 15 days later.