Being raised in the United States by my Ecuadorian parents gave me an interesting experience of feeling like my identity was split between two countries, two languages, and two cultures. In many ways, this is a beautiful thing and helps me understand and learn various aspects of life. However, at times it can feel ostracizing and lonely. The mountains give me the feeling of being welcome, capable of reaching any potential, and the challenge of pushing through even the hardest physical obstacles. I love the idea of assisting others, especially those who might otherwise not feel a sense of community and acceptance in regular society. I love to be part of helping them find their place and joy and their truth while exploring within the mountains.

Certifications & Credentials

● Native Spanish Speaker

● Wilderness First Responder

● Leave No Trace Trainer

● AIARE 1 Avalanche/Rescue training

● AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

● AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide

● AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide

● International Technical Rescue Association Level 2 Rope Rescue Instructor

Alejandra Garces Pozo (she/her/hers)

AMGA Apprentice Rock and Alpine Guide, Ceramic Art Teacher

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