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Joshua Jarrin

Born and raised in Ecuador, Joshua began climb­ing at the age of ten. As a climber, he has sum­mit­ed peaks in the Andes, the Alps, the Dolomites, the Himalayas and Tien Shan moun­tains; most notably: Pumori Peak in Nepal, the South face of Aconcagua in Argenti­na, Khan Ten­gri in Kyr­gyzs­tan, among oth­ers. At the same time, he has estab­lished first ascents in Nepal, Ecuador and Peru. As a guide he was trained ini­tial­ly in Ecuador obtain­ing the ASEGUIM cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and lat­er he com­plet­ed his UIAGM/IFMGA cer­ti­fi­ca­tion through the inter­na­tion­al pro­gram of the ENSA (Nation­al School of Ski and Alpin­ism of France). Also he is a Wilder­ness First Respon­der. Joshua trav­els around the world help­ing climbers to achieve high alti­tude sum­mits like Ever­est or Aconcagua but he also enjoys tech­ni­cal guid­ing in the Alps. He is cur­rent­ly the Tech­ni­cal Direc­tor of the Ecuado­ri­an Moun­tain Guides Asso­ci­a­tion ASEGUIM where he trains and men­tors new aspir­ing guides. Out­side of the moun­tains he has a B.A. in Culi­nary Arts and he is a sal­sa dancer.