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Mark Pugliese

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.

Guide For:

Denali

Significant Ascents

3 Denali Expeditions
2 Aconcagua Expeditions
3 Elbus Expeditions
1 Orizaba Expedition
Mt. Rainier via 2 routes
Mt. Baker – 20+ via 3 routes
Mt Shuksan via 2 routes
Forbidden Peak
Ptarmigan Traverse
Bailey Range Traverse
The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite in 16 hours
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
First Ascent “Wrong Way Bud” (5.6, M4, 500m) Norbu Peak, Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
First Ascent “Witness the Sickness” (M4, AI4, 75 Deg, 500m) Chugimago North, Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
First Ascent “Mixed Emotions” (M6, AI5, 80 Deg, 900m) Chugimago, Rolwaling Himal, Nepal

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer
Aspirant Rock Guide
Ice Instructor Course
Alpine Guides Course

I was extremely impressed with the AAI Denali climb. It exceeded my expectations and reaching the summit of Denali was one of the best experiences of my life. The guides were awesome, the logistics were well taken care of, and safety was always paramount.

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