Proyecto Cumbre

A team of venezuelan mountaineers with more than 15 years climbing and exploring the world.

Proyecto Cumbre

© ProyectoCumbre / Greenland 2012

The expeditions of [ -in english- ] have been for many years at the forefront of Venezuelan mountaineering. Among the major achievements are numerous first national ascents to the main peaks of the world, including the climb to Everest, the highest mountain of the planet, in the year 2001. In the year 2004 PC made the first Venezuelan Expedition to the North Pole, and the first Venezuelan Expedition to the South Pole in 2006. We have completed the 7 summits project (Las Siete Cumbres), which consists of climbing the highest mountain on each continent. In 2008 PC made the first Latin American crossing of the Greenland ice cap from east to west.

Following the success at the top of the world and in the poles expeditions, we have dedicated ourselves to carry out a wide dissemination of our activity, providing positive values and motivation to the Venezuelans. In this context, we published the book “Camino a la Cumbre. Del Ávila al Everest” [Road to the Summit, From Avila to Everest] and we set up an exhibition at the La Estancia Art Center on this expedition. We have published several photographic calendars, and made several documentaries, including the feature film" Extremos ", presented in cinemas in Venezuela during November Of 2010.

In addition we have made a lot of presentations, recounting our experience and the way we have overcome obstacles and reached the challenges proposed. We have given numerous talks and workshops in companies, organizations and educational institutions nationwide.

With these and other initiatives, seeks to convey a message of optimism and motivation, so that each one reaches his own Everest ...



Carlos Calderas

Carlos Castillo

Marco Cayuso

Marcus Tobia

Martin Echevarria

Carlos Calderas   |  
Médico Cardiólogo

Founding member of the Proyecto Cumbre. More than 24 years of experience in mountaineering activities. He has participated in more than 28 expeditions as a doctor and climber. He is one of the pioneers in the field of Mountain Medicine in the country. He works as an Interventional Cardiologist in San Román Urological. Deeply involved in teaching and clinical research activities.

Carlos Castillo   |  
Ing. Mecánico

More than 22 years of experience in mountaineering and rock climbing. He has made numerous expeditions in the Andes, Alps and Himalayas. Rock climbing in big walls in the United States, Europe and Patagonia. Ascent to Gasherbrum 2 (8,035 m). Member of the First Everest Venezuelan Expedition, and poles expeditions. National Climbing champion in 1997 and 1998.

Marco Cayuso   |  
Ing. Electrónico

More than 23 years of mountaineering experience. Founder of the Venezuelan Association of Mountain Instructors and Guides. Member of film teams in the mountains and jungles of Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil. He has participated in numerous expeditions to the mountains of the Cordilleras de los Andes, Pamir and Himalaya. Ascent to Shisha Pangma Central (8007 mts). Member of the First Everest Venezuelan Expedition.

Marcus Tobia   |  

More than 24 years of experience in mountaineering. Founder and Director of the Humboldt School Mountain Club. Founding Member of the Proyecto Cumbre. He has participated in numerous climbs in the mountain ranges of the Andes, and has led six Venezuelan expeditions to Himalayan mountains. Paraglider pilot. Ascent to Shisha Pangma Central (8007 mts). Ascent to Everest (8,848 m).

Martín Echevarría   |  
Ing. en Computación

More than 28 years of experience in mountaineering. Ex-director of the OIKOS Mountaineering Club (USB) and the Loyola Senior Mountaineering Club. 20 expeditions to the mountains and jungles of America and Asia. Climbing of Autana and Aratitiope in the Venezuelan jungle. Descent to Sima Ahonda of Auyantepui. Ascent to Pumori and Ama Dablam in Nepal. Member of the First Everest Venezuelan Expedition.

Other participants

They have also been members of Summit Project: José Antonio Delgado, Alfredo Autiero, and Xabier Leizaola. And many others have made expeditions together with members of the team, among them: Pablo Borjas, Raul Castillejo, Luis Simozas, Hans Schwarzer, Jose Luis Aguirre, Francisco Henríquez, Federico Pisani.



  Victor Figueras Award

Category Athlete

2005 Edition.
Victor Figueras Foundation

  Excellence Award

Succesful Case

2002 Edition.
Competitive Venezuela Organization.


Everest Summit

2002 Edition.
Miranda State Government

  Athlete of the year Award

Special Mention

2001 Edition.
Circle of journalists of Venezuela.

  Honor to Sport Merit

First Class

Order of Honor to Sport Merit in Forst Class. 2001 Edition.
National Sports Institute.



2010. Documentary. 120 min

Produced by Explorart and .
Historical tell through Greenland expedition in 2008.
Shown in Venezuela main cinema theaters, November 2010.

  The Poles Challenge

[ Desafío Polos ]

2008. Editions

Written and photographic story of the expeditions to the north pole and the south pole.

  Road to the Summit | From Avila to Everest

[ Camino a la Cumbre | Del Ávila al Everest ]

2002. Ediciones Ekaré

The story about the Everest experience.
Coproduced by Ediciones Ekaré and .

The Bestseller in Tecniciencia Bookstores during August 2002.


2003. Documentary. 50 min

TV documentary telling the story of the Everest expedition produced by .
Broadcasted in December 2003 - January 2004.

  More than 15 years participating in TV and radio programs, giving interviews to the main mass media of the country. Written Press, Internet, Television and Radio.
Supermercados Unicasa