Expedition guides

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Together to the summit: We have a very experienced team of expedition leaders and mountain guides, who are involved in the organization and management of our tours with great commitment and high motivation. The expedition leader accompanies the group on the mountain, takes care of logistics and gives decisive advice on tactics. His first priority at SummitClimb is not the personal ascent to the summit, but the safety and success of the participants. Trekking and climbing tours with a group size of 6-12 participants are led by one of our expedition leaders. Expeditions are conducted with 6 or more participants and are led by an assistant for large groups.

Felix Berg, professional german mountaineer and expedition leader for SummitClimb | © SummitClimb Felix Berg

Felix Berg Felix is a proficient technical climber and graduated mathematician, who lives in Bern, Switzerland, and France. He is the chief of our SummitClimb-Team in Europe. Felix started his 8000m-career as co-leader of a 2002 Kangchenjunga expedition and lead and climbed Everest from Tibet in 2004, climbed Broad Peak In 2014, Cho Oyu and Gasherbrum II in 2017. He is a very well organized person, and a strong climber, with good ideas, always eager to help others. Since living in Nairobi, Kenya, from 2002 to 2003 he has successfully lead many Kilimanjaro an Mount Kenya ascents and build up our African team. He is a climbing expert too, with many ascents up to grade 5.14 in sport and has a strong background in alpine mountaineering.

  • Company leader
  • Climbing expert: 5.13b on sight / 5.14a redpoint
  • Mount Everest ascent at the age of 23 (2004)
  • A significant ascent of G2 in 2018 (west face)
     
Leitet demnächst folgende Touren:

Karl Egloff, Schweizer Bergführer und Profibergsteiger, hält 4 Weltrekorde an den Seven Summits (Bild: Porträt am Cotopaxi). | © Karl Egloff (c) SummitClimb

Karl Egloff , Jahrgang 1981, ist unser Schweizer Bergprofi in Ecuador. In Quito aufgewachsen, lernte er früh von seinem Vater Charly das Bergsteigen kennen, seiner ecuadorianischen Mutter verdankt er das Verständnis für Land und Leute. Mit seiner Agentur und ausgewählten, teils auch deutschsprachigen Bergführern organisiert er Besteigungen von Cotopaxi, Chimborazo und anderen Bergen, Ausflüge in den Amazonas, im Hochland und zu den Galapagosinseln. Karl ist persönlich bei vielen unserer Bergtouren als Leiter und Bergführer dabei. Neben seiner Arbeit als hilfsbereiter Bergführer ist er einer der erfolgreichsten Speed-Bergsteiger unserer Zeit. Nebens Rekorden an seinen Hausbergen Cotopaxi (Besteigung, auf/ab Hütte in 1h 37’ in 2012) und Chimborazo (Besteigung auf/ab Hütte in 3h 59’ in 2017) hält er Welt-Rekorde an vier der sieben prestigereichen Seven-Summit-Bergen. Karl lebt zusammen mit seiner Frau und Sohn in Quito, Ecuador.

  • 4 Weltrekorde an den Seven Summits:
  1. Kilimandscharo (Gate-Summit-Gate) in 6h 42'
  2. Aconcagua (Gate-Summit-Gate) in 11h 52'
  3. Elbrus (Azau-Summit-Azau) in 4h 20'
  4. Denali (BC-Summit-BC) in 11h 44'
  • Besteigungen: Cotopaxi 100+ / Chimborazo 30+
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Max Kausch, 6000er Legende, Profibergsteiger, Bergführer und Leiter für SummitClimb, blick in den Himmel. Specialist für die Anden und den Aconcagua.  | © SummitClimb Max

Max Kausch Maximo Kausch is one of the most accomplished climbers from South America. He has reached the summit of 89 x 6000-meter peaks in South America / the Andes and climbed over 100 more worldwide. As expedition leader, Maximo has led several expeditions for us and although operates all our Aconcagua expeditions.

  • 89 different 6000m-ascents in South America
  • K2 and Cho Oyu summiteer
  • World-record-holder of 6000m summits in South America
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Madgalena Wilczek, internationale Bergsteigerin beim Training in Chamonix, Mont Blanc Gebiet (France) | © SummitClimb Felix Berg

Magdalena Wilczek Dear climber, our home valley lies in Switzerland so all our information is originally in German. Yet, we are currently translating this page into English! ...so far: The greatest woman in the world.

  • Sportlich polyvalent
  • Planung und Organisation
  • Mehrsprachige Leitung
  • Expeditionen für Frauen und Familien
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Oscar Cadiach, 14x8000m Besteigungen (ohne O2), Leiter und IVBV-Bergführer für SummitClimb, kletternd in den Pyrenäen. | © SummitClimb (c) Oscar Cadiach

Oscar Cadiach Oscar Cadiach is a legend in high-altitude mountaineering. He has climbed all the 14 peaks above 8000m height without supplementary oxygen. Many of his climbs were along new routes and he has accomplished the first ascent of Broad Peak Central from China. Cadiach was born in 1952 in Barcelona and grew up in Tarragona. Since 2016 he has been working for SummitClimb and led our team to the top of Broad Peak in 2017. Oscar always has a smile on his face and has a very laid-back personality despite his fame.

  • IVBV / IFMGA international mountain guide
  • Expert of 8000m peaks - climbed all the 14 peaks!
  • Expert for Broad Peak

More information on Oscar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Òscar_Cadiach

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Pik Lenin Summit: Felix und Obi, zwei unserer Leiter, die besten Bergführer in Zentralasien. | © SummitClimb Felix Berg

Team Central Asia Dear climber, our home valley lies in Switzerland so all our information is originally in German. Yet, we are currently translating this page into English!


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Aconcagua Experte und Südamerikanischer Bergführer Angel Armesto auf dem Cho Oyu | © SummitClimb Angel Armesto

Angel E Armesto Angel Ezequiel Armesto is a professional high mountaineering guide, graduated in 2001 at EPGAMT Mendoza. Angel was one of the first high mountaineering guides who graduated at EPGAMT Mendoza. Since then he has successfully guided 87 expeditions with 44 summits on Aconcagua and several at the Himalayan Range, including 2 x successful Mount Everest expeditions, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, among others. He has also led expeditions with very complex logistics to very remote peaks including Mount Vinson in Antarctica. In the Andean range alone, Angel has climbed over 75 different extreme altitude peaks.


  • Aconcagua: 44x Summits 87x Expeditions
  • Mount Everest: 2x Summits (of 2 Expeditions)
  • EPGAMT mountain guide

Dominik Franz, IVBV-Bergführer für SummitClimb, beim Skifahren (Alpen)

Dominik Franz mountain guide: Dear climber, our home valley lies in Switzerland so all our information is originally in German. Yet, we are currently translating this page into English!

  • Staatlich geprüfter Berg- und Skiführer (IVBV)
  • Mit Gästen auf 7500m+ / schwere Felsführungen
  • Passionierter Skifahrer 

Dani Fuller, Reiseleiter für SummitClimb, bei der Ama Dablam Expedition (Nepal) | © SummitClimb (c) Dani Fuller

Dani Fuller is a Briton from Hampshire, who also has lived in France and Spain. Since 2009 Dani is an experienced leader of SummitClimb. He has climbed Mount Everest, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Island Peak, and Glacier School expeditions. Dani is very friendly, an excellent teacher and a good friend to all of our members. He is always helpful and kind to others and a very strong climber and well organized leader. We know you will enjoy meeting Dani Fuller and climbing as well as trekking together.

  • Besteigungen: 6 x Ama Dablam
  • 8000m-Gipfel: 3 x Cho Oyu, Manaslu, Mount Everest
  • Nepal-Experte, hilfsbereit & erfahren
Leitet demnächst folgende Touren:

King of Ski Matthias König, Swiss alpinist and mountaineer, climbing on Muztagh Tower, Pakistan | © SummitSki Matze

Matthias König Our king of the ski.


  • Sking expert
  • Climber of 8000m high Dhaulagiri
  • Swiss teacher

Dan Mazur, Höhenbergsteiger und Leiter für SummitClimb, im Aufstieg bei der Ama Dablam Expedition (Nepal). | © SummitClimb (c) Daniel Mazur

Daniel Mazur is a legend as expedition leader and mountaineer. Since more than 25 years he has uninterrupted lead expeditions and treks to the mountains of the world and has thereby climbed eight of the fourteen 8000, including highlights as the K2 on the difficult west ridge and the first traverse of the Makalu. He also ascended many other peaks, often several times, as Kilimajaro, Denali, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Mustagha Ata and Cho Oyu. He is most widely known for leading Greg Mortenson's 1993 K2 expedition in "Three Cups of Tea", a bestseller book, and for the rescue of Lincoln Hall, an Australian climber on Mount Everest on May 25, 2006

  • International expedition leader
  • Climbed 8 of the 8000m-peak
  • Lead more than 50 expeditions

More details to on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Mazur 

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David O'Brien, Leiter für SummitClimb, bei der Everest Expedition (Tibet) - Mount Everest Summit | © SummitClimb (c) David O'Brien

David O' Brien David has climbed in the Indian and Nepalese Himalayas as well as in the Alps. He has led expeditions in the high arctic island of Spitsbergen and has a liking for the cold and remote having crossed Greenland by ski. He has organised and led overland trips in Asia and North Africa. David has been climbing and working with Summit Climb since 2006 and is a thoughtful, considerate leader. He was assistant leader on Everest in 2010 and will be back on Everest for the fourth time this year. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and lives in London with his partner and child.


  • Everest-Spezialist, 5x Besteigungen
  • Arktis-Spezialist
  • Unser Mann von der Royal Geographical Society
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Jürgen Oblinger, IVBV-Bergführer, Allrounder aus dem Allgäu | © Felix und Obi

Jürgen Oblinger Jahrgang 1984, ist ausgebildeter Ingenieur und IVBV-Bergführeraspirant. Mit uns schnupperte er als Basic-Teilnehmer am Pik Lenin und Khan Tengri die erste 7000m-Höhenluft. Das war in 2017, demselben Jahr, in dem er seinen Ingenieursberuf an den Nagel hing, um hauptberuflich von den Bergen zu leben. Zuvor war er schon viele wilde Nordwände geklettert, im Fels, im Eis und auf Ski stark unterwegs. Auf zwei privaten Reisen in die peruanischen Anden bestieg er weniger bekannte 5000er und einige 6000er, teils über technisch anspruchsvolle Wege. Inzwischen steht Obi, wie Jürgen gerne genannt wird, kurz vor dem Abschluss seiner Bergführerprüfung. In 2019 übernahm Obi am Mount Kenia seine erste Tourenleitung für uns und ist seitdem aus unserem Team nicht mehr wegzudenken. Er lebt zusammen mit seiner Lebensgefährtin im Allgäu auf einer rustikalen Alm vor, um einfach und bescheiden in der Natur zu leben.


  • IVBV Aspirant (Bergführer-Abschluss vors. Aug. 2020)
  • Experte Ice und Mixed-Climbing
  • Starker Allrounder
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Martin Szwed, Expeditionsleiter und Höhenbergsteiger, mit seinem Husky beim Zelten | © SummitClimb Martin Szwed

Martin Szwed Dear climber, our home valley lies in Switzerland so all our information is originally in German. Yet, we are currently translating this page into English!


  • Diplom Physiker
  • Besteigung der Seven Summits
  • Level 3 (FISAT, IRATA) Kletterer
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Kilimanjaro Team: Bergführer, Trägern, Teilnehmer und CEO Felix Berg | © SummitClimb Kilimanjaro - Felix Berg

Kilimanjaro Team Dear climber, our home valley lies in Switzerland so all our information is originally in German. Yet, we are currently translating this page into English!

  • Most experienced mountain leader on Kilimanjaro
  • Officially certified guides
  • Educated by our international experts
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Team Africa im Aufstieg zum Ruwenzori zusammen mit Felix Berg, Bergführer und Expeditionsleiter für Deine Expedition | © SummitClimb

Africa Team Dear climber, our home valley lies in Switzerland so all our information is originally in German. Yet, we are currently translating this page into English!


  • More Details to come soon.
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