Darko Makovec

I like nature and I travel a lot, especially to high mountains. I made several treks in the high mountains of Nepal, India and Americas. Two years ago, I spend my holydays in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. For the first time, I was accompanied with my whole family. We planed to do Santa Cruz – Llanganuco trek. My wife and both teenage kids are rather inexperienced in high mountains. Therefore, I looked for experienced guides for safe, but still adventurous experience; and I found that in Holmes Pantoja – Apu and his team. I liked his professional attitude, very good organization of the trek, but still relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I can strongly recommend him.

Chatting with Apu in long evenings during the Cordillera Blanca trek I learned a lot from his mountaineering experiences. I got very interested in climbing Aconcagua under his guidance, and I used the first opportunity to join him. In February I managed to summit Aconcagua. The expedition of 6 mountaineers from Slovenia lead by Apu was very well organized. He made very good plan for our acclimatization. I believe Apu is one of the best guides in the region. With his incredible physical fitness and broad climbing experiences, he is the right person one would like to have around, if something goes wrong on a high mountain.

Name:Darko Makovec
e-mail: darko.makovec@gmail.com
Location: Slovenia