Mark Pugliese
Guide: Washington, Alaska

Mark is a native of New York where he started climbing while attending SUNY Plattsburgh's Expeditionary Studies program. The Adirondack Mountains were home for four years until he decided to move west to pursue his guiding career. Mark has worked extensively in the North Cascades of Washington and in Alaska. Mark has an incredible passion for teaching, and giving people life changing experiences in the mountains. Mark now splits his time between Washington, Alaska, and Utah. Mark is currently pursuing his AMGA certification and currently holds Avalanche Level II and Wilderness First Responder Certifications. 

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Significant Ascents

Mt. Rainier via 2 routes
Mt. Baker - 10+ via 3 routes
Mt Shuksan via 2 routes
Forbidden Peak
The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite
West Face Leaning Tower, Yosemite
Illiniza Sur and Norte, Ecuador
Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Grand Wall, Squamish BC
First ascent of "It's Included" M7 5.10+ AI 3 1000ft, Alaska Range, AK.
Numerous unnamed ascents in the Chilkat Range of SE Alaska


Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer