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Augusto Ortega

A Professional Mountain Guide from Peru, Augusto has made several first ascents in Peru, led many mountaineering expeditions in the last 29 years, has made multiple ascents of many challenging peaks in the Andes, not the least of which, Augusto holds the world’s record for summiting Aconcagua on 58 successful expeditions! In Ecuador; Chimborazo (18 times), Cotopaxi (25), Cayambe, Tungurahua, Pichincha and Rumiñahui. In Perú; Huascaran (38), Alpamayo (31), Yerupaja, Huandoy, Artesonraju and many others. In Bolivia; Illimani (16), Huayna Potosí (18), Sajama, and more. In Chile; Torres del Paine. Augusto has also challenged the Himalayas. He is the first Peruvian to successfully climb Mt. Everest two times, once in 1992 with oxygen and the second time in 1999 without oxygen! He also climbed Cho Oyu in 1998. On the North American continent, he has climbed several peaks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and climbed Mt. McKinley in 1997. Augusto is trained as a Civil Engineer and as a Computer technician, but his passion for the mountains has led him to his career as a professional mountain guide.