He began climbing in his home country of Ecuador at the age of 11. Ramiro often spends his time climbing in the southern Andes of Peru and Bolivia when not in Ecuador. Among his notable ascents, he has climbed Aconcagua by the Polish Glacier Route, a variety of climbs in the Alps, and Pumori in the Himalayas. As a journalist he particularly enjoys sharing with friends, family and acquaintances, his two main passions in life: mountaineering and outdoor photography. He has been guiding with Mountain Madness since 2006 and brings the expertise of an IFMGA/ ASEGUIM certificate to all his trips.