Our Guides

We Take Huge Pride In The Experience, Expertise, And Professionalism Of Each And Every One Of Our Guides. They Are Chosen Based On Experience And Knowledge Of A Particular Country, Region Or Mountain, And Of Course, Languages Spoken.

Our administrative staff and guides are highly regarded in their field with extensive experience. We believe in professional integrity and strive to go above and beyond in absolutely everything we do. We attempt to challenge current professional standards and push for higher expectations throughout our industry, everywhere we travel.

At BBE, your guide isn’t just someone you meet at the airport. We believe in widening your outlook, teaching you skills for independent climbing in the future, and developing meaningful relationships. Our relationship-based guiding means one-on-one gear consultation, fitness assessments, and individual goal-setting, for both the short- and the long-term, as part of your pre-departure process. BBE guides are there to support you, from day one.

The main guides for our expeditions are IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations) qualified. This certification is the highest possible training available to guides, and only the most experienced and dedicated attain it. Our lead guides have also traveled and climbed extensively in any given destination and know the mountains there intimately. Furthermore, their knowledge of local culture as well as the mountains, combined with their passion for teaching others to become competent mountaineers, guarantees that your experience will be one to remember! Wherever we climb, we combine our guides’ experience with the top choice of local expertise to ensure we have the best in transportation, food, equipment, and lodging.

Willie Benegas

Willie Spent His Youth Climbing In Patagonia With His Father And Twin Brother Damian This Served As A Strong Background For A His Career Which Took-off When He And Damian Moved To The States At The …

Damian Benegas

In addition to big-mountain climbs, Damian excels in traditional and sport climbing, with numerous first ascents and speed climbs under his belt.

Enrique Clausen

Kike Clausen Is A Certified UIAGM Guide And Instructor And Lives In San Carlos De Bariloche With His Wife And Two Children

Sofia Benegas

Sofia is a PADI dive Instructor, skipper, and whale watching guide. She has dedicated many years to these activities in the Península Valdes, specializing in whale watching guidance alongside her …

Brian Muller

Brian works as a heli-cat skiing guide in Japan for the winter and is a certified Ski Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association.

Lopsang Sherpa

Lopsang Sherpa is from the Solokhumbu Region and is our Lead Guide in Nepal. He has an impressive resume and list of summits. His experience is paramount in our complex Himalayan expeditions.

Georgina Davenport

Georgie has been working with Damian and Willie since 2008. From our office in The Pyrenees, she takes care of trip planning and logistics down to the finest detail. She has spent a number of seasons …

Gustavo Cevallos

My journey has taken me to the mountains of France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic, each experience enriching my expertise as a professional mountain guide. I have had the …

“Willie and Damian set the bar as high as the mountains they climb!”

“In my experience, few provide a more complete, safe and rewarding expedition experience than the Benegas Brothers. When it comes to expedition judgement, safety and climbing ethics, Willie and Damian set the bar as high as the mountains they climb. There’s a lot more to high altitude climbing expeditions than just getting to the top. Team dynamics, the opportunities to learn skills, making lifelong friends, enjoying new cultures and cuisine are some of the important elements of an expedition. In my experience, few provide a more complete, safe and rewarding expedition experience than the Benegas Brothers. When it comes to expedition judgement, safety and climbing ethics, Willie and Damian set the bar as high as the mountains they climb. My son Matt and I have 100% trust and confidence in Willie and Damian and when I’m not climbing with Matt, it’s reassuring to know he’s with the Benegas Brothers. ”

–Mike Moniz