Mario Ogliengo

Mario Ogliengo

IFMGA 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.

  • Bio

    Mario Ogliengo Large ProfileMario 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!

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  • Notable Ascents

    Mont Blanc 4,807m

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


    Matterhorn 4,478m

    • Ascent 1982


    Aiguille du Dru

    • American Route, 1987, Guide


    Monte Rosa

    • East Face, Italy, 1989, Guide
  • International Expeditions

    South America

    • Huascaran
    • Alpamayo
    • San Lorenzo


    Himalaya

    • Ama Dablam
    • Baruntse


    Ski touring

    • Atlas Mountains
    • Georgia
  • Mario's Testimonials

    "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."