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Ryan Kost

Ryan Kost has worked, studied, and traveled in many countries and holds a Master’s degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. He first traveled to Peru with his parents when he was 14 and fell in love with the natural beauty and deep cultural history of the Andes. He conducted his fieldwork in the Cusco region, has worked as an outdoor leader for the last six years, and calls Peru his second home. Ryan has extensive training in outdoor leadership education, high altitude medicine, Leave No Trace ethics, and mountaineering. He led our Cordillera Huayhuash trek in 2017 and lives in Colorado.

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Client Testimonials


Ryan's love of Peru and his knowledge was a real addition to the trip.
— Sandy C., Ridgway, CO
Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca
Ryan's knowledge and enthusiasm of Peru was very evident and contagious. His breadth of knowledge was amazing. I also enjoyed learning from him in his expertise in photography.
— Scott R., Woodstock, VT
Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca
Ryan is an amazing guide. He is very knowledgeable, caring, professional, and hard working. I highly recommend him.
— Wendy H., Woodstock, VT
Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca