Providing the best and most spectacular mountainerring experience is the main goal for our company. Therefore, qualifications, certifications and continous education of our guides is an essential aspect of our work. All our guides are certified by the Ecuadorian Mountain Guide Association (ASEGUIM -Asociación Ecuatoriana de Guias de Montaña). At the same time many of them got additionally the certification by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA – UIAGM – IVBV).
In order to be able to work in tourism in Ecuador, guides have to meet several requierements. The updated Ecuadorian law stipulates the following minimum criteria, which is constantly reviewed and certified by the Ministry of Tourism.
- professional education or university diploma in guidance, issued by an accredited institution
- knowledge of at least one foreign language, level B1
- first aid certification every two year
Certifications by IFMGA – UIAGM – IVBV
On top of this general education, specific certifications are requiered to get a national and international mountain guide status. The Ecuadorian Mountain Guide Association (ASEGUIM – Asociación Ecuatoriana de Guias de Montaña is member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA – UIAGM – IVBV). Their certifications contain a higher standard of first aid and include special courses and rescue trainings. This allows our guides not only to improve their first aid skills, but also mountaineering knowledge, risk reduction and to build more awarness about our ecosystem.
Travel and Hospitality Awards
Recently, we won the award for ‘excellence in service’ by Travel and Hospitality Awards. This assures our outstanding performance and focus on service and proves our qualifications. Moreover, it allows us to offer save and exciting trips to the South-American Andes.
Go ahead and feel free to contact us about any request or idea. We assure you to apply highest standards in service to make your trip a unique experience.
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