Mountains are not at all over
for me... But now I am combining it with high altitude scuba diving. I am
still in Chile, heading back home after scuba diving in Licancabur volcano's
lagoon at 5916 m. Me and my climbing buddy, Fernando Lozano just achieve a new
record with 18 proven minutes underwater filmed and photographed.
Your friend, RICARDO TORRES-NAVA
First Latin American to summit Mount Everest and to complete the double
version of the Seven Summits.
Named “The Sportsman of
the Century” by the Mexican government and awarded an special prize by
former President Ernesto Zedillo. Also decorated as “Sportsman of the Year
“ by former President Carlos Salinas.
Born in Nueva Rosita,
Coahuila State, Mexico on December 23rd, 1954.
Professional mountain guide
has worked for Mountain Travel-Sobek, American Alpine Institute, REI, Dav-Summit
amongst others before founding “Tepehua Expeditions” his own adventure travel
Starting his climbing career
at 11 years of age ascending Popo, Izta and Orizaba volcanoes in Mexico he has
further achieve the following summits:
Mount Mc Kinley in Alaska ,
Mount Rainier in Washington State, Mt. Shasta in California,
First Mexican climbs to
frozen cascades in the Canadian Rockies.
Chimborazo, Cotopaxi and
Tunguragua in Ecuador.
Huascaran in Peru.
Several mountains in the
“Cordillera Real” in Bolivia.
Twelve expeditions and nine
summits by different routes to Aconcagua, Argentina.
Two ascents to (South side ) Mt.
Several climbs on the Italian
Mt. Elbrus in Russia.
Mt. Kilimanjaro by the Heim
Glacier (First Latin American and Mexican ascent by that route).
Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo,
Nanga San and Kala-Patar in
Mount Everest. First Latin
American and Mexican ascent. For this achievement the following awards were
obtained: National Sportsman of the Year 1989, Sportsman of the Year (Press
award) Herald of the Year to the Best on Sports. Special decoration of the
Climber and Head of the
Mexican Expedition to Broad Peak 1991, Climber and Head of the international
expedition to K2 1992 including amongst the climbers Gary Ball and Rob Hall of
Member of the Russian
-Mexican expedition to K2 1993 by the Chinese side (new route attempt) headed
by Vladimir Balyverdin.
Carstensz Pyramid or Irian
Jaya in New Guinea
ALL THE “SEVEN SUMMITS”
(DOUBLE VERSION Carstensz and Kosciusko) WERE OBTAINED AT THE FIRST ATTEMPT.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND
First urban climb to the
Stouffer-President Hotel (40 stories in height)
Head of the scuba diving
projects to the Poop lagoon 5000 m.
Author of the book “ The
Conquest of Everest” published by Ed. Diana, Mexico.
Co- author of the book “Seven
Summits” Steve Bell editor published by Mitchell -Beazley, London.
Winner of the Ecological
prizes “Selva Lacandona” and “Niccolo Macchiavelli” for its work on
reforesting and cleaning the trekking sites in Pakistan from Askole to
Concordia and Hushe to Concordia.
He has also participated in
marathons and triathlons. He actually scuba dives, water skis, cycles,
practices cross-country ski, downhill ski, swims and rides his
Also he is involved in
community projects dealing with juvenile leadership and fighting addictions.
He belongs to the
Masorti (conservatory) Jewish Community in Mexico known as Bet-El where he is
in charge of Special projects and events coordinating sports activities
ranging from senior citizens to children
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