Jorge is the owner, founder, and head guide for Andescross. He holds a UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide accreditation, which is the highest international recognition in this profession. Jorge grew up in Bariloche, Argentina, and since 1999, he has been guiding right in his back yard, the Patagonian Andes. He also works logistics for professional outdoor film and photography crews wishing to shoot in Patagonia.
Some of the technical guiding Jorge has done professionally include Southern Patagonia’s Aguja Guillaumet, Continental Ice Cap traverses, Expedition to Mariano Moreno, and Cerro San Lorenzo (2nd highest summit in Patagonia). Personal climbs in Patagonia also include Aguja Saint Exupery, Cerro Grande, and Mocho. He frequently climbs in Frey, his favorite local spot in Bariloche, and has traveled to North America and Europe to climb. In Yosemite, he free climbed Half Dome in a day as well as several other classic routes in Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne such as Sentinel Rock (Herbert- Chouinard route).
Jorge happily spends a lot of time on skis, mostly guiding technical backcountry and volcanoes of Patagonia. In 2009, Jorge became one of the first Argentines to work as Ski Guide on the Antarctic Peninsula. He has done multiple personal trips ski mountaineering in Alaska: Valdez, the inner Chugach, Wittier and Wrangells-St Elias Ranges, picking chutes and powder as much as possible!
Prior to Andescross, Jorge’s work experience includes Safety and Security for the Discovery Channel Eco Challenge in Patagonia, and vertical jobs for seismic exploration from helicopters for VSI in Canmore, Canada.
Jorge is Ski Patrol certified and volunteers for the local Mountain Rescue Team in Bariloche. He is fluent in Spanish and English.