João Garcia

João Garcia

Mountain climbing

He started to climb in Serra da Estrela, and the following year he was already making his debut in the great snow and ice climbing in the Alps. He was the first Portuguese to climb Everest, and has already conquered the highest peaks in the world without the use of artificial oxygen. He wrote several books and made documentaries, and was awarded by the Portuguese State as Commander of the Portuguese Honorific Order of Merit.

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GoldNutrition in a Sentence

The athlete´s fuel.

Most Enjoyed Competition

Climbing Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world

Main Future Objective

Mountaineering in Nepal to open new roads in the Nepalese Himalayas


João reached the 7 highest peaks of each continent and 14 peaks with more than 8000 meters of altitude, without recourse to artificial oxygen.


My daily inspiration

"Aim always to go beyond your limitations."

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