Ararat 2001 Peace Climb member
Latin American to summit Mount Everest and to complete
the double version of the Seven Summits.
“The Sportsman of the Century” by the Mexican
government and awarded an special prize by former
President Ernesto Zedillo. Also decorated as
“Sportsman of the Year “ by former President
in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila State, Mexico on December
mountain guide has worked for Mountain Travel-Sobek,
American Alpine Institute, REI, Dav-Summit
amongst others before founding “Tepehua
Expeditions” his own adventure travel company. (www.tepehua.com.mx)
his climbing career at 11 years of age ascending Popo,
Izta and Orizaba volcanoes in Mexico he has further
achieve the following summits:
Mc Kinley in Alaska , Mount Rainier in Washington
State, Mt. Shasta in California,
Mexican climbs to frozen cascades in the Canadian
Cotopaxi and Tunguragua in Ecuador.
mountains in the “Cordillera Real” in Bolivia.
expeditions and nine summits by different routes to
ascents to (South side ) Mt. Ararat, Turkey.
climbs on the Italian Dolomites.
Elbruz in Russia.
Kilimanjaro by the Heim Glacier (First Latin American
and Mexican ascent by that route).
Kinabalu in Borneo, Malasia.
San and Kala-Patar in Nepal.
Everest. First Latin American and Mexican ascent. For
this achievement the following awards were obtained:
National Sportsman of the Year 1989, Sportsman of the
Year (Press award) Herald of the Year to the Best on
Sports. Special decoration of the Mexican Government.
and Head of the Mexican Expedition to Broad Peak
1991, Climber and Head of the international expedition
to K2 1992 including amongst the climbers Gary Ball
and Rob Hall of New Zealand.
of the Russian -Mexican expedition to K2 1993 by the
Chinese side (new route attempt) headed by Vladimir
Pyramid or Irian Jaya in New Guinea
THE “SEVEN SUMMITS” (DOUBLE VERSION Carstensz
and Kosciusko) WERE OBTAINED AT THE FIRST ATTEMPT.
ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
urban climb to the Stouffer-President Hotel (40
stories in height)
of the scuba diving projects to the Poop lagoon 5000
of the book “ The Conquest of Everest”
published by Ed. Diana, Mexico.
author of the book “Seven Summits” Steve
Bell editor published by Mitchell -Beazley, London.
of the Ecological prizes “Selva Lacandona” and
“Niccolo Macchiavelli” for its work on reforesting
and cleaning the trekking sites in Pakistan from
Askole to Concordia and Hushe to Concordia.
has also participated in marathons and triathlons. He
actually scuba dives, water skis, cycles, practices
cross-country ski, downhill ski, swims and rides his
he is involved in community projects dealing with
juvenile leadership and fighting addictions.
belongs to the Masorti (conservatory) Jewish Community
in Mexico known as Bet-El where he is in charge of
Special projects and events coordinating sports
activities ranging from senior citizens to children
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