On Friday, 18 March 2016, a dear friend of John X Safaris and many of you, got recognized by his hunting peers and the greater hunting community for his achievements in mountain hunting. Juan Antonio Garcia Alonso, whom has been a partner of John X Safaris through Camino Real Hunting in Spain for the past ten years was awarded elite membership to Cofradia Culminum Magister, also known as the Master of the Summits.
This association was established in 2006, by a group of enthusiastic Spanish hunters who decided to establish an association to recognize and honor the merits of mountain hunters, who love silence and solitude of the most difficult summits, recognizing these people as an example for the entire hunting community.
Having personally guided Juan Antonio on numerous safaris in Africa the news came as no surprise to Carl and the entire team. Over the years we have had the privilege of sharing many a camp fire and mountain hunt with this great man. He has been a business partner, a mentor, a second Spanish “father” to many of us, but most of all he has been a true friend.
Safaris with Juan Antonio has always left one pondering the greater meaning of life and our safari lives as we continue on our adventure bound passion for the great outdoors.
As the highest recognition awarded annually to any mountain hunter in Spain, we salute Juan Antonio – for he is truly a Master of the Summits.”Silence, solitude, effort.”