Jeff has had a lifelong passion for climbing and exploration of all sorts. Born in Australia he qualified as a mineralogist before realizing that climbing up rocks was much more interesting than digging down to look for them. (saying that, he still maintains a firm knowledge and interest in minerals). Jeff then made it his business to travel the world climbing challenging peaks from Pakistan to New Zealand, his experience leading him to work as a guide. He first arrived in South America in 1995 as a backpacker seeking adventure in the remote peaks and jungles of the continent. Strategically locating himself in Bolivia at the centre of the continent, Jeff has now made the country his home and the base of Climbing South America. He is happily with his Bolivian wife Giovanna and has 2 daughters Nathalia and Kailah.