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Benegas Brothers Expeditions was founded in 1992 by twin brothers Damian and Guillermo (Willie) Benegas. Their curiosity for climbing was sparked by their father, Rafael Benegas, who during long, cold Argentine winters, would entertain the energetic young boys with his climbing photos and tales of Patagonian adventures. These images along with mountaineering literature left them with an insatiable thirst for adventure, and the inspiration to embark on their own incredible journey. Before long, the steep granite towers and glacier coated peaks of Northern Patagonia, along with Aconcagua, became an immense training ground where the Brothers would nurture their love for the great outdoors, fine-tune their climbing skills, and establish themselves as truly world-class alpinists.
Now, after over twenty seasons and more than 100 summits of Aconcagua, the Benegas Brothers have guided climbers and adventurers from countries all around the world, all over the world! Benegas Brothers Expeditions reflect the spirit of mountain exploration in an exciting, safe, and intimate family atmosphere. We take pride in providing our groups with the best possible opportunity to summit, and to discover a mountain of possibilities on peaks worldwide.
There’s a lot more to high altitude climbing expeditions than just getting to the top. Team dynamics, the opportunities to learn skills, making life long 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 Benegas Brothers.
I have been climbing big mountains for 20+ years. Having been on multiple Himalayan expeditions, with my most recent trip led by Willie and BBE, I will never consider another guide or outfitter other than BBE moving forward. They lead the pack from a logistics, infrastructure, food quality, personal attention and safety perspective by a WIDE margin.
Willie is not only an extraordinarily strong, capable, seasoned guide, but he is also a great expedition leader and teammate who manages to keep the atmosphere light, fun and inclusive despite the serious nature of Himalayan climbing.