What is AdvenCulture?
We are a mountaineering company that combines the mountain experience with an exploration of the culture and history of the country we are visiting. Our logo represents this vision of ours: the Aztec pyramid is at the same time a mountain, and the ice axe reminds all of our alpine vocation.
When you come to Mexico to climb a volcano, we show you our fascinating pre-Columbian heritage and unique colonial architecture; we savour the exquisite local gastronomy, and tell you proudly about the many words that Spanish borrowed from náhuatl. At the Pass of Cortez, on our way to climb Iztaccíhuatl, we talk about the conquest of Tenochtitlan by the Spanish conquistadors and their Tlaxcalan allies. In summary, we offer to all nature adventurers, mainly alpinists, a full cultural experience.
When we travel to Rusia to climb Elbrus, we add a few extra days to tour Moscow and Saint Petersburg. In Spain we offer an itinerary which combines some classical medieval cities (Segovia, Avila and Toledo) with the tallest peaks of Castille, El Almanzor and Peñalara. This expedition has another additional appeal: the gastronomic delicacies of the region. In our expeditions to the Alps, we visit the museums of alpinism in Chamonix and Zermatt, and recount the epic conquest of Matterhorn or of the Eiger’s north face.
Another exciting program of ours is “Climb with the Survivor”. In this expedition, we travel with Eduardo Strauch, one of the 16 survivors of the tragic air crash of 1972 in the Andes (“Alive”). In the hours prior to the climb, we listen to Eduardo’s moving account of his experience, universally known thanks to the book and film “Alive”. We get to ask Eduardo about any aspect of his ordeal. This activity happens in different places in the planet, depending on where the attendees come from.
If you are an alpinist with the desire to maximize the joy and learning of your trip, AdvenCulture is you best choice. And we tell you all in your own language, as long as it is Spanish, English, French, Italian, German or Portuguese.
About the creator of AdvenCulture
AdvenCulture is born from the experience as an alpinist and world traveler of Pachi Navajas. In the last 25 years, Pachi has lived in six different countries, and has climbed some of the world’s most emblematic mountains: Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Elbrus, Pico de Orizaba, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, etc.
Pachi lives normally in Mexico, speaks fluently six languages, and has the dual Spanish-Mexican citizenship.