International Guides

Olotumi Laizer | Lead Local Guide Tanzania

Mt. Kilimanjaro Guide Olotumi Laizer is a Masaai Warrior from northern Tanzania.  He grew up in a small village in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.  He went to college in Tanzania where he studied Animal Health and Wildlife Management.  Laizer is an experienced leader who has guided many groups to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and different national parks in Tanzania and Kenya.

Jorge Garzon |International Guide | Machu Picchu

Jorge Garzon was born and raised in the mountains of Cali, Colombia where he had a spark and love for the outdoors since a very young age. He has pursued that passion by exploring different parts of the world on personal and professional climbing trips for more than a decade.

Glen Young | Yosemite Naturalist & International Guide

Glen Young, our lead international guide for Everest Base Camp, is a native of Southwestern Michigan who has been working in the outdoor industry for 17 years. Glen began as an environmental educator in the Midwest before moving to Alaska and later New Zealand where he attended graduate school.

Karma Geljen Sherpa | International Guide

Karma Geljen Sherpa was born in Sibuje Village in the eastern Everest Region of Nepal (called Solukhumbu) where he grew up working on a family farm. As a teenager, he began began working with expeditions as a porter at the age of 15 and then as a trekking guide. 

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