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About YokmoK

ABOUT OUR GUIDING COMPANY

The YokmoK team is composed of a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals, with a solid training in constant recycling that combines technique, safety, advice, empathy and an overwhelming passion for mountain and nature. All this translates into a series of long careers that guarantee our clients a service of comprehensive quality and contrasted from beginning to end, so that you only have to give the best of yourself and enjoy the experience.



Hello. We are YokmoK. Our specialty is guided adventure travel in small groups. We provide original, quality vacations. We do small group travel for people who don't like group travel. It would be a pleasure to have you onboard.

Don't travel with us if you want average

  • Highly personalized service before, during and after a trip.
  • Small groups. Our average group size (6) is often the minimum at other companies.
  • Our adventures are lead by a multilingual, professional YokmoK mountain guide. In this way, we maximize the quality of the trip to enhance your outdoor experience.
  • We run imaginative and sensible itineraries and definitely do not "follow the crowd".
  • Multinational groups with a great mixture of cultures.
  • Personal invitation to take part in our exploratory trips after your first adventure with us.

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OUR TEAM

Cristobal Garcia

Cristobal Garcia was born in Seville (Spain). Currently, he is an officer (Captain) in the Spanish military police law enforcement corps (Guardia Civil), on active duty. He has a degree in Journalism, another one in Records Management and a master’s degree in Security and Defense. He is a convinced defender of environmental protectionism and passionate about travels and cultures. He is the freelance responsible for writing contents in YokmoK.

Beatriz Sanchez

She was born in Madrid and resides between Courmayeur, Italy and Madrid, Spain. Since her early beginnings as a Mountain Guide, Beatriz has combined her Studies of Tourism with a relentless desire to explore the world. Her never ending desire to know more and go further have taken her to guide in such diverse environments as the inhospitable Tierra de Fuego, the mystical Boreal Lapland nights, the unforgiving Sahara desert and diving the wonderful vibrant and healthy reefs of Zanzibar. In the past, Beatriz lived in Ireland and Sweden.

Nacho Olaechea

Nacho was born in Madrid. He is an Instructor of Environmental Education. He is also a certified Mountain Bike Guide. He is member of UIMLA (The Union of International Mountain Leader Associations) and has guided groups in Spain and numerous other parts of the world such as the Alps, Morocco, Peru, New Zealand, Tanzania, Cape Verde, Madagascar, Mongolia...

Ignacio Izquierdo

Ignacio Izquierdo is a nature and travel photographer based in Spain. True lover of montain landscapes and Asia, he has travelled all around the world, always in the company of his inseparable camera. Beside all his personal work he has also being comisiones in international tourist promotion campaigns. His work can be found in www.ignacioizquierdo.com

Mónica Fuentes

Monica was born in Madrid. Currently she lives in Germany. She has a degree in Physical Education and Sport as well as a degree in Psychology. She is member of UIMLA (The Union of International Mountain Leader Associations) and has guided groups about all in Germany. She guides also in the Alps and Scotland.

Patricia López

Patricia was born in Madrid. She is High Level Technical of Canoeing and a mountain lovers. For years she has successfully coordinated different activities in the Madrid Canoeing Federation, such as courses and championships. Also, she has been trainer in Piraguamadrid Club. Currently she lives in Norway, where she works as a Kayak Guide in the fjords. In her free time she loves to mountain climb.

Richard Guggenheimer

Richard was born in California, USA, but was brought up in Spain. After spending 20 years of his life travelling and living in various European countries, he returned to Spain where he now resides and works as a tour designer and guide. Having studied subjects as varied as music, medicinal plants, or history and anthropology, he still sees himself very much in the learning process. He guides about all in The Camino de Santiago and around the South of Spain.

Arun Sapkota

Arun was born in Nepal. He has a very considerable amount of experience in the field and has expertise on the terrains, the people and the journey’s overall knowledge. He is hard-working and admirable and his work in the field is quite remarkable. He has been guiding for over six years in the same company and is a distinguished and an enthusiastic guide.

Carlos Vidal

Carlos was born in Mallorca, Spain. He works as a Climbing and Canyoning Guide and Sports Technician. He has a degree in Physical Education and is member of AEGM (Spanish Association of Mountain Leaders). After more than fifteen years of experience leading groups in different places he focuses now his work in Spain and some areas of the Alps.

Patrick Mbise

Patrick was born in Mawanga, Tanzania. He lives with his family in Arusha. He has spent his life around Mount Kilimanjaro and has been a Mountain Guide there for 13 years. He started guiding when he was only 18 years old. His life on Mt. K started while attending school. He worked as a Porter to earn enough money to pay for his education.

Ruth Blanco

Ruth was born in Madrid. She works as a Flight Attendant for Iberia Airlines, but her passion for adventure lead her to become a Ski Instructor and member of UIMLA. She lives in Madrid and devotes most of her time travelling the world. She has guided groups in different places such as Kenia, Tanzania, Reunion Island, Himalayas and the Alps. She lives in Madrid but devotes substantial time all around the world.

Jackson Malisa

Jackson was born in Arusha, Tanzania. Jackson lives in Arusha with his family. He has devoted much of his life to guiding in Africa. At 35 years old he has been guiding on Mount Kilimanjaro since 2007 and has made an amazing 204 successful summit climbs. His youngest success story was of a 10 year old boy, and the oldest a 76 year old man. During his 8 years of being a fully qualified mountain Kilimanjaro guide he has also mentored many assistant guides.