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 Mario Ogliengo, Mountain & Ski Guide 
Mario qualified as a Mountain Guide in the Aosta Valley, Italy in 1984!  Today with more than 30 years of climbing, skiing and hiking he still enjoys sharing his passion for adventure in the mountains with clients.

Originally from Italy, Mario is now based in Chamonix, France, and when he's not in the mountains can be found on the Mediterrean Island of Sardinia with his family.  There he continues his pursuit of climbing on the seaside limestone cliffs where he has been instrumental in opening a large number of climbs including the 'Mediterraneo' route in 1997, which is now one of the most repeated climbs in the area.

Mario also speaks an impressive five languages, Italian, Spanish, French, German and English! 


Mont Blanc

  • Central Pillar du Freney, 1973
  • Walker Spur, 1982


  • 1982

Aiguille du Dru

  • American Route, 1987, Guide

Monte Rosa

  • East Face, Italy, 1989, Guide


South America

  • Huascaran, Alpamayo and San Lorenzo


  • Ama Dablam and Baruntse

Atlas Mountains and Georgia

  • Ski touring


"Mario is an excellent guide. Experienced, skilled and generous. Mario was also good at improvising when we had to make some adjustments because of the weather. "


"Excellent, Mario did all he could to maximise our experience."