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.