Sébastien Rougegré

Sébastien standing on top of Pointe Batian, top of Mount Kenya, January 2010

Director and owner of Chamonix Experience, Sébastien is a UIAGM mountain guide, ski guide, French qualified ski instructor and an active climber.

He started his professional career as a PGHM mountain rescuer in Chamonix, before making the decision to become a full-time mountain guide.

At the age of 36, Sébastien has over 21 years' experience in the mountains and has led several expeditions worldwide.

Few years ago Sébastien launched his own travel agency World Wide Guiding (WWG). The company specialises in expeditions and has been several times to Nepal, Argentina, Kenya, North Pole, Kamchatcka, Jordan, Peru Canada.

Sébastien leading icy rock on Buscaini route, Aiguille Saint Exupery, Patagonia 2009

While guiding, Sébastien has summited several peaks worldwide, such as Mount Everest in May 2011, and he continues to climb in the Alps.

In 2011, during his expedition to Mount Everest with Kenton Cool, Sébastien met Russell Brice at base camp. The pair got on straight away, Sébastien’s energy and enthusiasm to mountain guiding and his love of Chamonix reminding Russell of himself at Sébastien’s age. Keen to ensure that Chamonix Experience had a bright future, Russell handed over the reins of the company to Sébastien later that year.

Aside from managing his companies, Sébastien continues to enjoy and pursue his quest for climbing new mountains.
His passion for mountaineering has become the essence of Chamonix Experience. He channels all his time and energy into the company and to ensure it provides excellent courses, with lots of cool climbing and skiing adventures on the mountain.

When he’s not guiding, Sébastien enjoys sailing, windsurfing. He also plays ice hockey in Chamonix.

North Face Grandes Jorasses, November 2015

Sébastien leading one of the final mixed climbing pitch during their first alpine ascent of the Laguna Ridge Ama Dablam Nepal 2015