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Sandra Corso


Sandra was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. And like most "Cariocas" (natives of Rio), she fell in love with nature as a whole at a very young age.  Because Rio is surrounded by beautiful tropical beaches, islands, rainforest and mountains, it inspires many people with a deep desire to spend more time in nature.  Sandra got the traveling genes from her beloved grandmother, with whom she traveled extensively for a number of years.  They traveled across the entire country, mostly by bus, at least eight times.
Sandra enjoying the Cascades
With this early background, it was natural for Sandra to become a Wilderness Guide, and she has been guiding in the Great Outdoors for the past 13 years.  Visit her website by clicking here.
She instructs two to 30 day rock climbing, mountaineering, and backpacking courses in the Colorado Rockies, California Sierras or the North Cascades in Washington State, as well as two- to seven-day outings in the Pecos Mountains around New Mexico or in the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Sandra loves to explore remote alpine climbs that are aesthetic and a mix of rock and ice.  And the longer she's in the backcountry, the more she likes it.  When she’s not working outdoors, she's planning her next adventure, perhaps to an exotic mountain range or a long bike trip somewhere.
Sandra is a member of:

  • American Guiding Association
  • American Alpine Club
  • Access Fund
  • Sierra Club
  • Washington Alpine Club
  • The Mountaineers
  • Los Alamos Mountaineers
  • New Mexico Mountain Club

Sandra has led many trips for the following organizations:

  • Rio Climbing Adventures
  • Outward Bound Wilderness
  • NOLS – National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Santa Fe Mountain Adventures
  • United World College
  • Santa Fe Comunnity College
  • College of Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Climbing Center

Training and Certification:

  • Wilderness First Responder, expiration April 2010
  • CPR/First Aid, expiration April 2010
  • Non-Violent Communication Workshop Series – Marshall Rosenberg, November-December 2006
  • Alternative to Violence Project Workshop, January 2005
  • Life Guard, February 2008
  • Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance Conference, November 2005
  • Mountaineering Oriented First Aid, March 2000
  • NOLS Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Instructor Course
  • NOLS Leave No Trace, 1995 - 1999
  • Seattle Mountaineers: Basic-Advanced Rock/Ice/Alpine Climbing Aid Climbing Workshop
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • White Water/Sea Kayaking Training, 1991-1995
  • National Ski Patrol, Mountain Travel and Rescue, 1996
  • Rock Climbing Technique & Conditioning, 1995
  • Everett Parks and Recreation (WA), Winter Camping, 1992
  • Advanced Scuba Diving, 1985
  • Rescuer Diver & Scuba Diving, 1982
  • Helicopter Safety Training, 1995

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