One of the creators and senior guide of ChileMontaña, Pancho is an UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV fully certified mountain guide as well as an instructor with CAA, NOLS, FASI and AGAM.

Francisco (Pancho) started guiding mountaineering trips to Aconcagua and San José as well as trekking trips to Patagonia in 1984. Ever since, Pancho has been organising and leading adventures throughout South and North America and Europe. Whether it is mountaineering expeditions, climbing, skiing, trekking or outdoor education courses, Pancho is passionate about sharing the outdoors with his guests.

Pancho also participated in the development of international standards, certifications and rules for the adventure tourism industry in Chile. Furthermore, he is the founder and current vice president of the Chilean Mountain Guide Association.

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian and French

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