Growing up scrambling volcanic rock with the alpine club “Club Alpino del Instituto de Ciencias” (CAIC), Yamil discovered his passion for climbing mountains. At the age of 13, he joined this alpine club where he did his first 5,000ers mountains (masl), such as, Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba, as well as his first rock climbs among the popular climbing areas in Mexico. After a few years since he got involved in mountaineering, Yamil met his mentor Daniel Araiza who mentored him with the basics of extreme alpinism taking Yamil at the age of 16 years old to Ouray Colorado to ice climb for the very first time. Then, when he was 19, he went to the Peruvian Andes with one of his best friends to do their first mountain expeditions into the famous Cordillera Blanca, a very special place to him. He returned there 2 years later, but this time the mountains gave him an important message that encouraged him to take a mountaineering course learning about avalanche skills, backcountry skiing, search and rescue skills, navigation & maps, and alpine skills. Thus, he graduated from the Mountain Skills Semester given by Yamnuska Mountain Adventures in Canmore, Canada. Actually, he holds the Wilderness First Responder and Avalanche Training 1 certificates.
Currently, Yamil is using all these new skills to attain bigger and more complex mountain projects to pursue his unremitting passion for climbing mountains and big walls, at the same time, he is preparing himself to be admitted in the International Federation Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA). Yamil is the founder and director of Awe Seekers.