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CARLA
PEREZ

Alpine Climbing Guide (ASEGUIM)

CARLA
PEREZ

Alpine Climbing Guide (ASEGUIM)

After she started climbing as a teenager in her home country of Ecuador, Carla’s love of the mountains took her to the French Alps, and eventually, around the world. Now a certified member of the Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides, she also works with Eddie Bauer teammate Adrian Ballinger’s Alpenglow Expeditions and is on her way to earning her IFMGA certification. With her big-mountain accomplishments, including summits of three 8000ers without supplemental oxygen, and her ability to maintain peace and open communication amidst the stress of expeditions, Carla has become a role model for women and girls throughout South America. She travels internationally, guiding and speaking about her climbing career. At home in Ecuador, she directs a social project, Mas Allá De Una Cima (“Beyond A Peak”), that helps people with mental disabilities or limited means participate in outdoor activities in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Achievements

• Guided successful summit of Everest via Northeast Ridge (2019)

• First woman from the Americas to summit K2 without supplemental oxygen (2019)

• First woman to summit Everest and K2 in the same year (2019)

• Sixth woman (first Latin American) to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen (2016)

• Solo ascent of Cho Oyu without supplemental oxygen or Sherpa support (2014)

• Summited Manaslu without supplemental oxygen or Sherpa support (2012)