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South America, Bolivia, Casa de Guías, Huaraz

Casa de Guías, Huaraz. The Asociación de Guiaís (guides) deú Peru has managed to have its own home built in Huaraz, which has been named the Casa de Guías. President of the association is Celio Villón and address of the Casa is Centro Comercial 28-G, Huaraz, Peru. The 23 guides that belong to the association were trained by Swiss professional guides and state that they are able to lead climbers to any peak in the cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash. Fees are US $30 a day for 1 guide to 3 clients, or $40 a day for 1 to 6 clients. The building, at present being finished, will have a cafeteria and facilities to lodge clients. Future plans also contemplate a small museum and a library.

Evelio Echevarria