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Photo Journey to Costa Rica´s highest peak

By Arturo Pardo, Photographs By Giancarlo Pucci, Photographs By Sergio Pucci


231 Pages, 10.25 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $45.95 (US $45.95) (CA $61.95)

Publication Date: July 2019

ISBN 9789930503058

Rights: WOR X LAM

Pucci Publishing (Jul 2019)

Price: $45.95


Chirripó is a visual journey of Central America's coolest pilgrimage, a new photographic chronicle inside the sacred national park guarding 90% of Central America's highlands. Following four days shared by four friends, this is an outdoor storytelling adventure for hikers, environmental advocates, and summit seekers, featuring sunrises, sunsets, peaks, and lagoons.

Author Biography

Journalist and political scientist. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Costa Rica. After more than 12 years of experience in the private sector, holding managerial positions in consumer markets and the tourism industry, Giancarlo founded his first social enterprise, the Magical Trees Foundation. Some of the most powerful education tools, and an important income stream for Magical Trees, come from the photographs that Giancarlo, his father and brother have taken. The organization uses these photographs to produce diverse materials and publications, including the Magical Trees of Costa Rica Book, a national best seller. Giancarlo is a graduate of the Masters in Strategic Leadership for Sustainability Program in Karlskrona, Sweden. He started as a photographer in 2010 and uses it as a means to reconnect with nature and himself, his passion for trees was the trigger to follow his dad's and brother's steps in the art of photography. Additional from capturing images of magical trees, he also has specialized in aerial and adventure sports photography. In his photographic career has participated in 2 collective exhibitions and 5 individual ones in Costa Rica, Mexico, Chile and Germany. Studied Business Administration, photography and graphic design. Has practiced photography for more than 18 years and has worked as a freelance photographer for the last 13 years. Has participated in 16 individual and collective photo exhibits, including at the World Museum in San Francisco, California. The Munich Theater, Germany. Natural History Museum in London, and the Geraadsbergen Museum, Belgium. In 2014 one of his images was selected by one of the most prestigious photography contests in the world, BBC & London Natural History Museum "Wildlife Photographer of the Year Photo Contest." This image was part of the 2014 exhibition in the Natural History Museum in London and part of the book they publish along with the BBC with the winner images of the contest. Also has won awards like the photographer of the year and photo of the year by the Costa Rican Photo Club and silver in lights of America from National Geographic Spanish. His images have been published in multiple media, including books, calendars, and magazines of international prestige, such as Christie's Great Estates, Robb Report Vacational Homes, Runner's World, Conde Nast, On Board Explore, National Geographic Latin America. Has published 4 books along with his dad and has done the photography for 3 other books, for Municipalidad de San Jose, for The Nature Conservancy Costa Rica and The Nature Conservancy Guatemala.