T he Mountain Guide Association of Peru (AGMP) will lead and organise a mountaineering and rescue course in Puebla – Mexico. The course is organized in coordination with specialised organizations such as Agreste Security and Rescue (SAR), The Mexico Mountain Guides, Mountain Experience International and Salomon.
The course will be led by highly experienced Peruvian instructors who graduated from the High Mountain Study Centre in Huaraz (CEAM). The mountain guides will travel to the city of Puebla in Mexico to develop this important mountaineering event, where they will exchange guiding and mountaineering experiences between Mexicans and Peruvians. The course will take four day, and is to be held from the 19th to the 23rd of April.
Rafael Figueroa, President of the AGMP, confirmed that the course will be held in, located in Puebla-Veracruz area at a height of 5,747 metres above sea-level. The Pico de Orizaba, also known as Citlaltépetl is a stratovolcano. It´s furthermore the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America, after Denali (US) and Mount Logan in Canada. It´s one of the places preferred to practice mountaineering of medium and high difficulty in Mexico.
The expedition team from Peru will not only develop activities related to mountaineering but will also work on consolidating working relationships with several climbing and mountaineering organisations in Mexico. With this type of international activities, the AGMP is looking to consolidate itself as leader in Peru and South America in security and rescue activities in highly dangerous areas.