Matteo Calcamuggi

Matteo Calcamuggi

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

Matteo was born and raised in the stunning Aosta Valley of the Western Alps, giving rise to a lifelong love affair with the mountains. Learning to ski not long after he could walk, Matteo focused on ski racing until the age of 18, when his discovery of rock and ice climbing led him on the path to guiding.

  • Bio

    Matteo Calcamuggi from Facebook 4Hailing from Pont-Saint-Martin in the Aosta Valley of north-west Italy, Matteo spent much of his childhood in the mountains surrounding his small village. Benefitting form family holiday homes in other parts of the region, Matteo grew up exploring many of the nearby wild places year-round. It wasn't until his university years in Turin that Matteo discovered climbing, a passion that led him to abandon his plans of becoming an architect to seek out a life in the Alps. Matteo has worked as a ski instructor since 1999 and by 2010 had become a fully qualified UIAGM-IFMGA mountain guide, a career he has pursued with zeal ever since.

    Matteo's impressive résumé also includes working as a Technical Mountain Rescue Technician in the Aosta Valley and a forecaster for the local Avalanche Bulletin.

    When he is not in the mountains, Matteo can be found travelling around in his converted van, practising his photography skills and, when the weather is good, hanging out by the river with his rod and flies.

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  • Notable Ascents


    • Classic ridges, ascents and mixed climbs in the regions of Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn
    • Rock climbing in the Italian Dolomites and the Verdon region of France
    • Crossed the Western Alps from Mont Blanc to the sea on skis in 2006


    • Climbing and skiing in the USA, Canada, Alaska, New Zealand, Peru, Bolivia, Iran, Norway, Morocco, Indonesia, Chile, Argentina, Nepal
    • Climbing in the Andes, including Alpamayo (5,917m/19,412ft), Tocllaraju (6,087m/19,970ft), Nev. Pisco (5,785m/18,980ft), Ishinca (5,530m/18,143ft), Huayna Potosi (6,088m/19,974ft), Pequeño Alpamayo (5,370m/17,618ft)