Organization Info

Primary Contact: Luis Camargo
Email: luis@opepa.org
Phone: +57 (1) 235 7577
Website: OpEPA
Facebook Profile: http://facebook.com/opepa

Park Rangers and Mountain Guides Training

The non-profit Organization for Environmental Protection and Education, Organización para la Educación y Protección Ambiental (OpEPA), focuses on environmental protection and outdoor education in Colombia since 1998.

OpEPA has worked with private companies and public agencies in order to establish the best practices in climbing, mountaineering, and other activities. OpEPA has taken the following educational actions in order to inspire access and conservation:

  • Development of Technical Guides;
  • Participation in regulations committees;
  • Leave No Trace;
  • Mountain guides and outdoor/mountain educators training;
  • Environmental training of mountain guides in the following areas: conservation, emergencies, and risk management;
  • Communication and networking.