Expedition Cook, High Mountain Porter
His trademark is patience. No matter what the weather might be doing, Umberto will be smiling! Umberto works on expeditions as a cook, as a porter, as a donkey driver, and sometimes all three! He has climbed many of the peaks in the Cordillera Blanca himself for his training and certification as a high mountain porter, and he is as happy to help put in the tracks for a climb the following day as he is to serve you a nice hot beverage and a pick-me-up snack after a long day's work. When not out with us as an expedition cook, Umberto can be found in his “Chacra” or family farm growing some mighty fine potatoes and tending to his herd of cows and sheep.