Juan has spent the last 20 years working as a professional mountain guide. Today, he is one of the most respected guides leading Aconcagua climbs, with more than 45 summits! He is well-known in the local climbing community for his undeniable professional skills and outstanding climbing resume. Additionally, he is a highly regarded teacher (lecturing at the famed Provincial Mountain School) with a unique capacity to pass on his broad knowledge, and has helped develop some of the best guides in Argentina over the last 25 years. Juan has worked and trained in the Pacific Northwest as well as climbed Denali with our Alpine Ascents Senior Staff. Outside his mountain activities, he also works in tourism, organizing outdoor activities all around the province for companies and local leaders. In his limited free time, he is fully dedicated to educating his children in all things mountains and mountaineering.
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition?
Ten – Pearl Jam
Pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarantino
Most beloved book?
Starlight and Storm – Gaston Rébuffat
Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
Erhard Loretan for the South Face of Aconcagua
In another life, I’d…
be a fighter jet pilot
Aconcagua, 45 summits on the Normal, Polish and Polish traverse routes
Mercedario (6770 m). San Juan, Argentina.
Chopicalqui (6380 m) Cordillera Blanca, Perú.
Chimborazo (6310 m) Riobamba, Ecuador.
Tocllaraju (6032 m) Cordillera Blanca, Perú.
Cotopaxi (5867 m) Latacunga, Ecuador.
Ishinca (5534 m) Cordillera Blanca, Perú.
Pisco (5497 m) Cordillera Blanca, Perú.
Cerro Cuerno (5450). Parque Provincial Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina.
Urus Este (5420 m) Cordillera Blanca, Perú
More than two dozen climbs by different routes in the Central Andes with peaks over 6000, 5000 and 4000 meters in Cordon del Plata such as Plata, Rincón, Vallecitos, Franke, Cerro del Medio, San Bernardo and Lomas Blancas.
Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Leave No Trace Trainer
The expedition was awesome. We were successful, the weather was awesome, and everything went smoothly. We were the best team on the mountain