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Meet Your leaders


Meet Your leaders!

 

Eduardo Dias

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As a personal trainer, coach-rated skydiver, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certified master scuba diver, rock climber and an outdoorsman highly trained in survival, Brazilian born Eduardo has been an adventurer his whole life.

Eduardo has led groups on all sorts of adventurous experiences from whitewater rafting and local camping trips to scuba diving with great white sharks and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

For Mt. Kilimanjaro, he personally trained 25 people who successfully reached the summit.

Eduardo’s trips tend to be more adventurous and might take you off-the-beaten-path and a little beyond your current “adventure zone”.

With Eduardo, you’ll relax on the beaches of Costa Rica but also go whitewater rafting and climbing a volcano; you’ll see the Great Wall of China but also hiking Mt. Huashan, the scariest hike in the world; you’ll see Machu Picchu in Peru but also stay at the Skylodge, where your room is a glass capsule hanging on the side of a cliff.

Whether you’re an avid adventurer or a beginner who wants to have amazing experiences but are unsure where to safely begin, you’ll love Eduardo’s trips.

You will have the time of your life, meet lifelong friends and come back bragging about the adventurous things you did on your last trip.

 

Olga Ortiz

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Olga Ortiz is the owner of Rock Climb Every Day, a rock climbing school and guiding company. She’s been an outdoor enthusiast and event organizer for over 20 years.

She has a degree in Computer Information Science (CIS) from the University of Puerto Rico, where she swam competitively, played water polo, worked as a certified swim instructor and lifeguard, and received a sports scholarship.

In her professional career, Olga worked in financial and healthcare businesses in leadership roles that helped expand and increase their markets.

She is a certified rock climbing instructor through the American Mountain Guiding Association and holds both adult and child CPR and first aid certifications.

Her outdoor experience includes; hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding, surfing, whitewater rafting, camping, canyoneering, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, road trips, traveling abroad and much more.

In her spare time, she loves climbing giant vertical rock walls, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock: You might know her as one of the greatest martial art competitors and action stars in the world. Cynthia is a five time martial art champion, taking first place in competition over 150 times, undefeated. She was the first woman on a national karate magazine and inducted into the prestigious Black Belt Hall of Fame and International Sports Hall of Fame by Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has starred in over sixty action movies.  

What you might not know about Cynthia is that she is an avid traveler and extreme adventurer. Her love for adventure and passion for travel have taken her to Mount Everest Base Camp, W Trek Patagonia, Mt. Fuji, Inca Trail, Antarctica, Belize, Africa, Israel, Morocco, and various other unique locations around the globe. That passion has led her to become a leader on 1000 treks, and now she is set to lead you on unforgettable lifetime adventures. 

 Whether you’re a novice traveler or an advanced adventurer, Cynthia’s trips will take you on journeys of excitement and enchantment. When you join her trips you will challenge yourself to have the best experience imaginable, all in a safe yet thrilling environment. Many of her friends and followers have lived vicariously through her adventures. And now you can go beyond your wildest Indiana Jones dreams and experience the thirst she has for knowledge, adventure, culture and just plain fun. And if you’re up for it, you might just learn some pretty handy self defense moves throughout the trip.  

Cynthia looks forward to meeting you and sharing unforgettable lifetime memories.

 

Bianca Lowkeen

Bianca RZ

Born in South Africa of Chinese parents, immigrating to Canada when she was young and settling down with her family in California, Bianca's life has been as interesting and rich as she is as a person. There is never a dull moment when you are hanging out with this outgoing, intrepid, courageous, sociable, and hungry-for-life young lady!

Bianca has always had an eye for Photography, which led her passion to travel! Her first realization about how adventurous and independent she is came on her 16 days solo trip to New Zealand where she designed her own itinerary, drove by herself and experienced thrills skydiving, scuba diving, cave tubing and ziplining.

Today Bianca is an avid traveler, an Advanced Certified Scuba Diver and an amazing photographer. She is also very organized and an excellent planner. Bianca’s trips will always include a bit of culture, adventure and relaxation. She also likes to immerse herself in culture, try all types of foods and get a feel of how the natives and locals live. She likes the best of both worlds and puts together trips that are fun beyond belief!

Keep an eye out for her trips to Iceland, Kenya safari, Morocco, Asia and the Nordic countries to see the Northern Lights.

 

Chris Kelly

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Chris has had a love of the outdoors and adventure for as long as he can remember. His earliest recollections involve spending his summers living in his parent’s handmade tepee in remote Northern Canadian locations.  Camping, canoeing, and kayaking were daily activities.  Later, skiing and mountain biking and other activities, such as martial arts, Ultimate (frisbee), hiking, climbing, and now, diving also joined the list of sought out pursuits. 

Along the way, a love of other cultures also blossomed.  Chris lived in China with a local family, attended a year of university there and spent his summers, while an undergrad, in Japan working as a bartender to pay for school: Kumpai!  After graduating, he started a company that had international trade ties with Asia.  Chris then went to Thunderbird to get his MBA in international business.  

A longtime traveler, Chris looks forward to welcoming you into the 1000 Trek family and a world of amazing adventures. Whether an experienced adventurer or a novice, his aim is to ensure that you’ll be welcome, have incredible experiences, and view the world in a new way!