What we do and who we are
We are a small company based out of Puerto Natales, Chile, dedicated to adventure travel, specialized in climbing and trekking.
We strive for creating seamless adventures in some of the world’s most beautiful places by providing knowledgeable guidance, exceptional client care and risk management, creating a personal ambiance, and applying leave no trace principles. All our programs are personally organized and guided by us in small groups up to 6 participants maximum.
Our outings generate a sense of discovery and adventure while promoting conservation and awareness for the natural environment in which we recreate and work.
Diego Aldrete Isaac – Founder, program director, lead guide
I have always been fascinated by nature, and when I started climbing at the age of 12, I was exposed to wild and pristine places that inspired me. Over the years, my appreciation and passion for the outdoors has evolved and grown.
Years of climbing recreationally, instructing climbing indoors and developing new climbing areas prepared me for guiding climbing trips in 2006. Eventually, that led to guiding trekking in Patagonia since 2015.
With experience in the field I have developed risk and group management skills, as well as client care methods that have given me the opportunity to guide hundreds of people in beautiful and wild places. Some qualifications I have are:
- Single Pitch Instructor with the American Mountain Guides Association
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
- Trekking Guide in Torres del Paine
- Fluent in English and Spanish
I love guiding because it takes me to beautiful places where I have the privilege to meet interesting people from different countries. The bonds that develop with my clients during these experiences are the best part of guiding.
Lisa Raunig – Co-founder, marketing director, assistant guide
I grew up in the Austrian Alps surrounded by beautiful nature just one foot step away from my home. I’ve always loved to spend my time in nature dedicated to different kind of sports such as skiing, cross country skiing, climbing, mountain biking and hiking.
After studying Graphic Design and Business Pedagogy in Innsbruck and doing an internship teaching economy related subjects in a school for half a year, I worked some years in the Chamber of Commerce of Austria in the field of graphic design and marketing campaigns. I decided to make a radical change in my lifestyle by going to Patagonia in 2017, where I fell in love and decided to never go back to my old routine. Instead, I committed to work on creating a company with unique and inspiring adventures in nature together with Diego.
I am certified as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and in October 2019 as a trekking guide with the National Corporation of Forestry (CONAF) in the Chilean Patagonia. I speak German, Spanish and English fluently, and French at a beginner level.
I’ve always loved working with people, being in nature and doing creative as well as organizational work. My fields of responsibility at Mountaineering Aldrete combine all of these areas and I’m really excited and happy to transform my different interests into a profession.