Leila Melina SotoAssistant Expedition Leader, Assistant Expedition Leader Trainee
Leila was born in Argentina, where she spent half of her life. The other half, she’s spent living in Spain, France, China and England. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting, she travelled to Patagonia and fell in love with the forests, glaciers and mountains. Since 2010, she has lived in El Chalten and has worked as Tour Leader in Los Glaciares National Park and Torres del Paine National Park.
In 2017, she became a Mountain Leader and obtained the certification of the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations. She became an official trekking guide of Los Glaciares National Park as well as Wilderness First Responder.
She loves wildlife and enjoys spending time birdwatching and taking pictures of the amazing landscapes you will share with her.
Her passion for glaciers led her to Iceland, where she has worked as a trekking guide since 2017. Nowadays she spends her time between that beautiful island and Patagonia, always enjoying leading groups through breathtaking landscapes and sharing her passion for nature.
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