Personal credentials

xavi llongueras

Xavi Llongueras Orriols (Terrassa, Catalonia, 1963). Actually living in Prullans.

IFMGA High Mountain Guide (EEAMB 1996-2006). Mountain Guides Spanish Association member (AEGM).

During several years he has been practising his two big passions, mountaineering and photography as hobbies. He actually is a High Mountain Guide and photographer in outdoor BTT races, mountaineering marathons or climbing competitions.

From 1982 he's member of Servei General d'Informació de Muntanya. He has also been working from 1998 as High Mountain Guide for NKBV (Alpine dutch team).

After working 6 winters as a lifeguard pister in a catalan ski station, he spent a few seasons of the southern summer working as a High Mountain Guide for Azimut 360 and Chilemontaña, two agencies located in Chile, leading clients through the Patagonia and into America's highest, the Aconcagua.

Since 2005 he leads his own clients around the world as a freelancer in its own company. From September 2007 he is the manager of the Companhia de Guies de Montanha web, bound to Carros de Foc.

He has taken part in many expeditions to Andes in South America and Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush in Asia.

Within his trips you can count the second Himalaya's crossing in BTT in 1987; the ascent to the Ararat peak (5,165 meters) in Turkey in 1989, with the downhill from 4400 metres by practising BTT; the solo ascent of the Huayna Potosí in Bolivia and some ascents to Aconcagua's peak 6959m, Mt. Kenya 4985m, Elbrus 5642m or Ararat 5137m, and others acting as a High Mountain Guide.

With his camera in his hands, he visited Vietnam, Brazil, Jordan, Egypt, India or Laos, among other countries in Europe and America.