GESTORES

Marcela Fernandez

DIGITAL NOMAD

Globetrotter. 76 countries 5 languages.

She currently works as a brand ambassador for @selina.

Believer of alternative education and world schooling. Lover of the concept of learning traveling and creator of Onboard.

International Speaker.

Her last project for Colombia was PAZabordo, touring the country in Chiva connecting the countryside and the city, making visible peace-building leaders from the areas most affected by violence in Colombia.

Cumbres Blancas, her new social initiative, formed a group around Colombian glaciers to raise awareness about climate change.

Estefanía Ángel

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVIST

Politologist with the soul of an Ecologist, a lover of nature since childhood and bets on education to transform our relationship with the environment.

His last project was as a pedagogical coordinator of Peace Generation, youth mobilization strategy of the Ministry of Education and the OEI.

 

Facilitator of experiential education, critical thinking and debate.

Nicolás Díaz "Lobo"

MOUNTAINEER, ROCKCLIMBER, DESIGNER, SPEAKER

He has 12 years of experience in Mountaineering both nationally and internationally. He is the Co-founder, General Director and Expeditionary of “Huella de Montaña" (ie : Mountain Footprint), Corporation and Sports Club of High Mountain and Climbing, a sports project that seeks to ascend the highest point of each continent. He reached 3 of the 7 Summits of Project 7 Colmillos Continentales: Aconcagua in South America, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Eastern Europe. Adding to this Mont Blanc in Western Europe, highest point of the Alps and cradle of Mountaineering. Recently he participated in the Expedition to Mount Denali, highest point of the North American continent and considered one of the coldest mountains on the planet.

Since 2016 as a Co-founding member, he actively participates in the management group of Free Mountains of Colombia and GMEC (Guild of Mountaineers and Climbers of Colombia) where his role as a spokesperson, together with an interdisciplinary team, established connections at national level with athletes and governmental entities, to advance hand in hand with the group FECDME (Colombian Federation of Mountain and Climbing Sports), the processes necessary to take this activity to the National Parks and to develop and access regulation for Mountaineering and Climbing in the country.

As a Speaker, his main motivation is to spread Mountaineering as a path of multiple teachings to be formed from being. His message retains a latent balance between mysticism and sport.

He currently serves as Director of Brand Projects for Rayanegra Visual Design, his Independent Design firm for 10 years.
 

Ana Bustamante "Ana Sherpa"

MOUNTAINEER, ROCKCLIMBER, ENGINEER, SPEAKER

She has 12 years of experience in Mountaineering both nationally and internationally. She the Co-Founder, Logistics and Expeditionary Director “Huella de Montaña" (ie : Mountain Footprint), Corporation and Sports Club of High Mountain and Climbing, a sports project that seeks to ascend the highest point of each continent. She has reached 3 of the peaks that make up the Seven Summits: Aconcagua in America, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Eastern Europe. Adding to this Mont Blanc in Western Europe, highest point of the Alps and cradle of Mountaineering. Recently she has participated in the Expedition to Mt Denali, highest point of the American continent and considered one of the coldest mountains on the planet.

Co-founder and manager of Free Mountains of Colombia and GMEC (Guild of Mountaineers and Climbers of Colombia).

She is an electronic engineer and lighting designer. 

Ana María Giradlo

MOUNTAINEER . ENTREPRENEUR

Ana María Giraldo Ing Industrial, lecturer and entrepreneur. She is a member of the 7 Cumbres Manantial Expedition. She ascended Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest in Africa; one of the first Colombians to reach Everest; Shisha Pangma climbed from the Tibetan side; she also climbed Denali in Alaska, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, in Ecuador, Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe; and reached the highest in America, Aconcagua. She has also climbed all the summits of Los Nevados National Natural Park in Colombia.

Felipe Mesa

PHOTOGRAPHER . ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATIONIST

Production Engineer, with a postgraduate degree in Management and Environmental Management, is dedicated to documentary and nature photography to raise awareness about conservation.

He makes expeditions to remote places in Colombia and has more than ten years of experience in photography and video for social and environmental projects throughout the Colombian territory.

 

He has participated in publications of books, magazines and newspapers. He is the director of the NGO More Heroes, where they use art to inspire and generate positive transformations in our society.

Juan Vergara

CONTENT CREATOR . TRAVELER

Content creator about travel, history and the culture of Colombia.

After traveling through some countries of the world, he returned to his country, with his eyes open and found a country full of wealth and with everything to build.

The division (including geographical), ignorance and disinterest in Colombian land, has made us (Colombians), a backward country, all the content to which he dedicates his time, aims to direct the Colombian's gaze to his own root to focus in building a country that deserves everything.

@juan.lavueltaalmundo

Carolina García

LEADER . ENVIRONMENTALIST

Young leader who works for a more sustainable and equitable world.
She is an ambassador for One Young World, the world's largest youth leader conference, and one of 88 women chosen by the Homeward Bound program for a leadership training trip to Antarctica in 2019.
She currently works as the Sustainability Manager of Bavaria She is a lawyer from the University of Los Andes and a specialist in economics. She is a columnist for the magazine Sustainable Week and has published in various national and international media. She worked for the WWF for more than three years in international negotiations on climate change and in local policy advocacy.

She has taught international environmental law at the Universidad del Rosario and the U. Externado. She is co-author of the book Climate Change: What is at stake (2015) and The Paris Agreement: this is how Colombia will act against climate change, among other publications.

Cesar Martínez

PHOTOGRAPHER . PHOTOJOURNALIST

Photographer specialized in nature and heritage. He has developed his photographic work with the intention of documenting and making known from his own perspective, the natural and cultural heritage of Colombia.

He has portrayed Colombia as few people ever did, traveling with his lens 32 departments, 700 documented destinations, 22 World Heritage Sites in the country, more than 20 indigenous communities, 35 fairs, festivals and carnivals representative of the Colombian intangible cultural heritage, more than twenty volcanoes , 25 natural national parks, 15 heritage towns, 24 natural national parks, all freshwater and salt water borders of Colombia, 4 archaeological parks, 15 sea islands and 17 moors, among others.

@cesardavidmar

Jorge Luís Ceballos

GLACIOLOGIST . LAST GUARDIAN

The last Colombian glaciologist. The snow Man.

Responsible for studies on Glacier Dynamics in Colombia in the @ideamcolombia has spent 20 years studying, listening and speaking for our glaciers.

Jorge Luis Ceballos fell in love with the study of the Nevados “a profession that is extinguished at the same rate as the snow in the Colombian mountains: one centimeter a day” according to @elespectador

Juan José Escobar

DOCUMENTALISTA

Comunicador en Lenguajes Audiovisuales, fotógrafo de naturaleza y ecosistemas de alta montaña, cronista, investigador y reportero gráfico.
Ha publicado diferentes textos y foto-reportajes en medios nacionales e internacionales, compartiendo experiencias investigativas y de viaje, realizando análisis territoriales y del paisaje, retratando procesos reivindicativos de comunidades rurales y urbanas de diferentes regiones de Colombia.


Hace parte del Salón Colombiano de Fotografía Bienal 2018.
Voluntario del Parques Nacionales Naturales Los Nevados (2017) y El Cocuy (2018), haciendo énfasis en fotografía de paisaje y fauna, para los programas de monitoreo, educación ambiental y sistemas sostenibles para la conservación.

Germán Jiménez

MOUNTAIN GUIDE . RESCUER

Guide and mountain rescuer, he works as a national reference for rescue operations, search and rescue in the mountains for the Colombian Red Cross, he also works as a mountain guide in the Nevados National Parks.

He is an athlete in different sports, paragliding pilot, ultra trail runner, mountain biking and adventure motorcycling.

He is currently developing a personal project called THE WAY, which seeks to travel the 3 highest mountain ranges in the world, Andes, Alps and the Himalayas on 2 wheels, either by bicycle or motorcycle.

Fito

THE NOMAD

Our animal ambassador, watchdog and adventurer. Fito has been in more than 6 countries and he walked 50 km on the Annapurna circuit where he met the snow. He was rescued in Bogota and is almost two years old.
Fito: From tramp to globetrotter.

@fitothenomadog 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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