Our Guides

Diego Stefani

I was born in a Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1967. I grew up in Borca di Cadore and studied Ragioneria. I currently live in Pozzale di Cadore.Because I come from the mountains, it has been natural for me to love and experience the territory since childhood. I was an alpine skiing athlete until I was 20 years old. At the time, I was doing national and international competitions related to my category, and I also participated in international competitions of Kilometro launched on skis. At 14, I started climbing with friends, and after giving up the competitive practice of skiing, I specialized at the Moena Alpine School in the Police, attending great mountaineers. After my sports experience in the Police, I dedicated myself to mountaineering, traveling worldwide, and exploring.Becoming a guide was a natural consequence, and I decided to transform my passion for the mountains by becoming a mountain professional: Alpine Guide and Ski Instructor.It is difficult to say which trek is my favorite. Each path has its very own charm and characteristics, but I prefer the more secluded, less crowded areas such as the Marmarole and the Friulian Dolomites. For off-piste skiing, I love the Canals of the Sella Group, and I have always loved climbing on the pillars of Antelao. I became a certified UIAGM/IFMGA guide in 1994 and qualified in 1996. I accompany clients in all mountain activities both in winter and in summer. I like to vary. I am also an AMSI Ski Instructor from Collegio Veneto.Accompanying people in the mountains allows me to share my passion, experience, and knowledge with new people; it is a job that I continue to appreciate with the same enthusiasm as when I started. The mountains are my "natural" territory where I feel most at ease: I love exploring and learning about new environments. In my mountaineering career, I tried all possible experiences to be able to get to know the mountain conditions as completely as possible: I have climbed some 8000 meters, I have climbed and given names to numerous unclimbed peaks, I have opened many routes both in the Dolomites and abroad, I did repetitions, bolted crags. I practice bouldering, and I practice skiing in all its forms. For me, the mountain was a natural lifestyle choice. The Dolomites are unique and indescribable, rich in history and poetry. They offer you large spaces and significant peace. They are a continuous discovery. Even after years and hundreds of experiences, they continue to excite me.I think the Dolomites are not just a journey but a unique experience. The Dolomites offer excursions, climbs, and via ferratas with fabulous views and landscapes. Combined with a unique geological history and enriched by historical events. In short, all the senses are satisfied, and let's not forget the cuisine! I speak Italian and English, and I've traveled to India, Tibet, Nepal, China, Iran, Canada, Alaska, Perù, Patagonia, Thailand, Marocco, Georgia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Austria, Norway, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Greece. My all-time favorite place is definitely the Himalayas.I really like bolting new crags and routes when I have time. I spend my free time mainly with my family, and we have two children aged 10 and 16, with whom we enjoy the mountains all year round.

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Hiking, Via Ferrata, Climbing, Biking and ski guide

Languages spoken

Italian, English

Our Guides

At Dolomite Mountains, our guides are passionate, experienced mountain enthusiasts who work year round in the outdoor industry and are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience.