Sergio De Leo, mountaineer and mountain photographer.

From the website he edited (, we draw the following biographical notes: he was born and lives in Aosta.

A great connoisseur of the Aosta Valley environments and mountains, who has been attending for over thirty-five years, he carries out an intense mountaineering activity throughout the Alps. Although he is not a mountain professional, he can boast a very respectable curriculum: he has in fact most of the great high difficulty itineraries of the Western Alps with the triptych par excellence: the north of the Grandes Jorasses, the Matterhorn and the Eiger.

In particular, the Macintyre and Plein sud (new route) at the Jorasses and the direct Bonatti al Cervino (second Italian), as well as some winter firsts and new routes.

He has made expeditions to the Himalayas, Alaska, Kenya and the Andes: many prestigious peaks climbed on these occasions, including five 8000m peaks and three different routes to Fitz Roy, in Patagonia.

Since 2006 he has been an academic of the CAI.

To the passion for the high mountains he combines that for photography: he has set up a personal exhibition entitled "Spaces and silences". Numerous images, together with texts, publications for sector magazines. It offers evenings and presentations with the shots taken both during the activity in the Alps and during the extra-European expeditions.

To Sergio goes to the warmest congratulations from the Club 4000 Board for having climbed all 82 4000 of the Alps with the Lauteraarhorn climb!