Although some people may not be taking much notice of the porters and the pack animal drivers, to us, these people are extremely important members of our trekking and climbing teams. These people will be in charge of all our equipment and food etc that the guide and clients are not carrying, in addition to preparing and setting up the campsite with the cooks before the guide and clients arrive.
For this reason we select only the best and most motivated individuals in addition to ensuring that we are still supporting the communities around the Cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash. As regards the pack animals, we review the care that the animal drivers take of their animals as negligence and abuse of the pack animals cannot and will not not be tolerated – this includes not overloading animals.
Pack Animal Driver (arriero)
Arriero biography here