DIEGO VERGARA LIRA
Diego has been mountaineering since he was 14 years old. A designer, mountaineer and blacksmith, following the ways of Chouinard’s philosophy. A member of the DAV, he has participated in ice climbing expeditions, traditional, alpine and high mountain, specialized in the Andes, both in Chile and abroad, activities that alternate with art, design and culture projects. His career as a mountaineer was recognized in 2004, when he was awarded the ‘ ‘German Macchio’’ award. Along with other important creations and mountain work, Diego stands out for being one of the creators and founders of the first Ice Climbing competition in South America, the “Portillo Ice Fest”, in 2004. Currently content editor for Andeshandbook and Ambassador Stanley . He lives in his house-workshop, Drakkar Workshop, VI region. Chile.