Andres Marin, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Andres grew up in Ibague, Colombia. He moved to the United States in 2004 in pursuit of the IFMGA certification. His passion for guiding has allowed him to guide in all types of terrains, such as rock, alpine, skiing and high altitude. Andres works in the summer as a senior guide for RMI on Mount Rainier, the North Cascades and Alaska. In the winter, he works as an ice and mixed climbing guide in Ouray, Colorado. In 2011 he and his partner received the Mugs Stump Exploratory Grant to go and climb new peaks in the Southern part of Kyrgyzstan on the Kyrgy Chinese border. They were the first American expedition on the range and established two alpine-style first ascents. During the 2011/2012 ice and mixed climbing competition season, Andres stood on the podium in every competition ranking him as a world class mixed and ice climbing competitor.

When not guiding Andres spends most of his time climbing and sky diving all over the world. He also helps design and test gear for such companies like Millet, Blue Water Ropes, 5.10 Shoes, Ice Holdz, Petzl and GU, where he works as an Athlete/Ambassador.

  • 70 summits of Mount Rainier via 4 different routes
  • Many ice and alpine climbing in Alaska: Mount McKinley, Mount Hunter and Little Switzerland
  • Extensive alpine climbing in the North Cascades: Mt. Shuksan and Sahale Peak
  • Expedition to the Torougart-Too Range Kyrgyzstan/China border
  • Ice climbing in Slovenia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Romania and Russia
  • First ascents in 4 continents
  • Ice and mixed climbing up to WI6+ and M9 RX with trad gear
  • Extensive rock climbing up to 5.13 sport, 5.13- trad, A3+ aid in the US, including Half Dome, Yosemite, in a day
  • Competed and represented the USA and Colombia in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Ice Climbing World Cup in Eastern and Western Europe
  • Climbing Speed Record of the Colorado National Monument
  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Avalanche Level III
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Helicopter Rescue Training
  • IRATA Rope Access level I
  • Industrial Rescue IRATA level I
  • CMS Self Rescue
  • High Angle Rescue MCSRT
  • Rock Instructor

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