Matt Waugh, a Scottish Ex-Pat, who came to Peru in 2006 as a tour leader responsible for groups of tourists from all over the world leads treks between Lima and La Paz. He has also previously been travelling globally running trekking and other tours on the Great Wall China, Central America, Egypt and Eastern Europe. Back in Peru, he has also been involved with various NGO projects, including in the running of a children's Special needs school in the Sacred Valley. He has been running day hikes for many years as a volunteer for South American Explorers Club. Over 3 years (between 2014 and 2016) he has ran/led over 80 group walks in the region of the Southern Andes including several ones included in this trip.