Mario Ogliengo

Mario Ogliengo

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

Having qualified as a mountain guide in the mid-eighties, Mario is one of our most well-rounded European guides. With decades of experience climbing and skiing in the Alps, Mario’s passion for the mountains remains as fresh as ever.

  • 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 experience, 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 Mediterranean 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!

    IFMGA logo

  • 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


    • 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."