David Sanabria

Sport

Guide

Hometown

Val d’Aran, Catalonia, Spain

Hometown

Val d’Aran, Catalonia, Spain

Sport

Guide

David, a self-proclaimed winter chaser, is always the first to rip the steepest couloir line - the more exposed the better. As an International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations mountain guide living in Val d’Aran, it's almost implied. He's also the first to arrive at a party and usually the last to leave, yet David is all business when it comes to guiding. Efficiency and the well-being of his guests are his top priorities, but delivered with a bit more pizzazz than everyone else. Known for his people skills, David is one of the most lovable guides in Europe, and is also known for leading with savoir-faire in the Pyrenees Mountains. All that said, David’s true talent lies in his ability to cook the perfect omelet at any elevation.

Achievements

  • First Ascent and descent of Cerro Tigerli Cordillera Sarmiento, Cerro Tigerli with Jacob Slot and Conny Zamernik, Chile
  • First ski descent of Couloir Aguja de la S- Mojon Rojo, Chalten, Argentina 
  • Many first descents in Patagonia with more than 50º
  • Many first descents in Val D`Aran
  • A fulfilling yet unsuccessful attempt of Riders of the Storm, Central Tower Paine, Patagonia 
  • First Ascent of Pico Shulze, M5 V+ 90º, Bolivia