Luis 'Mac' Carlos García Ayala

Carlos started climbing at the age of twenty one with his friends/mentors Rafael Guadarrama, and Carlos Cano. These two gentlemen seeing the natural ability of Carlos to hang on remarked that his climbing was as skilled as a Macaque monkey earning himself the nickname “Mac”.

Mac has put up routes (FA's) on almost every continent. Here is but a brief list of his climbing accomplishments.

In the Blue Mountains of Australia he developed 'La Zanahoria' at 205m and 'Mexican Way' at 235m

In Pakistan on the Trango Glacier Mac put up “La Reina Roja” at 993m

In Africa within the Taghia Gorge 'Jbell Taguijjimt N´Tsoiannt' at 885m

In Andalsnes, Norway 'Mongejura' at 1,200m

In Peru 'La Esfinge' at 750m and 'Yanawaka' at 775m

and in his home country of Mexico Mac developed 'El Gigante'  at 885m and Piedra Bolada at 885m in the Basaseachic mountains of Chihuahua. 

Mac has guided clients in Australia, Africa, the United States, Spain, Peru, Pakistan, and of course Mexico. Whether it be Traditional climbing, single pitch Sport cragging, Big Walls ascents, Alpine routes, or full Mountaineering Trips to Iztaccihuatl or Xinantecatl, Mac has a huge repertoire of skills to pass on to his clients. With Mac’s portfolio of accomplishments, and by reading our mission statement, it is obvious why Mac is such a valued member of our team of professional guides. Come climb with SouthernX and see for yourself why we are the premier guide service 'South of the Border'.