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Meet our Team

Most of our staff members are based in the Dolomites, where we have the main office, and also in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc area and South Tyrol. Our guides are local, and they are permanently based in the regions where they guide the tours.

The staff members are alphabetized by last names.

Alex Baraev

Alex Baraev

Product Manager

Alex lives in Trentino. He was introduced to outdoor activities by his parents, and since his childhood he likes hiking and water sports. An engineer by education, Alex found the adventure travel industry a more interesting field to apply his energy. Alex is a co-owner and co-founder of MONT Trekking. He develops new tours and programs in the Alps, and when time allows Alex takes pleasure in being the first to try them.

Demis Centi

Demis Centi

Hiking guide

Demis’ home is the lake Garda area. He grew up in the mountains of the Nothern Garda and lives there now. Demis travels probably more than any other member of the MONT Trekking team. Although he has explored almost all mountain regions of the world, his soul is where he grew up – the diverse mountains of Garda and the beautiful Pasubio - Piccole Dolomiti.

Erika Comina

Erika Comina

Adventure Consultant

Erika grew up in Val di Sole where she was introduced at very young age to the world of alpinism by her father, who was president of SAT Peio, a local section of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI). She completed her studies at the University of Trento and received the Bachelor Degree in Modern Languages for Tourism and Enterprise. In winter Erika dedicates herself to alpine skiing and ski mountaineering, whereas in summer she is a passionate climber and hiker.

Martina Graifenberg

Martina Graifenberg

Adventure Consultant

Martina grew up among the mountains of Val di Sole in the Italian province of Trentino. When she was a child Martina was introduced to the tourism and trekking environment by her parents who run a hotel in the valley. Martina often accompanied tourists through the mountains together with her parents or the mountain guides. Being passionate about the sport, Martina studied the Tourism, Sport and Event Management in Bruneck, thus combining her interests in the sport and the travel industry.

Cecilia Iachelini

Cecilia Iachelini

Manager of sales and customer service

Cecilia was introduced to the mountains by her parents who started to manage the Rifugio Dorigoni mountain inn in Stelvio in the 1970s. In the 1990s Cecilia took over the management of Rif. Dorigoni and continues to manage the hut since then. Cecilia is co-founder and co-owner of MONT Trekking. She manages the sales team and the Stelvio-Brenta office.

Lorenzo  Iachelini

Lorenzo Iachelini

Hiking and ski-touring guide

Lorenzo grew up and lives in Val di Rabbi, a tiny isolated high valley that goes deep into the Ortler group in the Italian Alps. Lorenzo is a UIAGM Mountain Guide. His primary alpine regions are Stelvio, Brenta Dolomites, Adamello and Pennine Alps. As one of the best ski-touring experts in these mountains, Lorenzo leads the development of new ski-tours and guides many of these programs.

Claudio Kercshbaumer

Claudio Kercshbaumer

Hiking and Ski-Touring Guide

Passionate traveler, skier and mountaineer, Claudio is a UIAGM mountain guide with more than 20 years of experience. Based in the Dolomites, Claudio guides our customers in most of the Dolomites on our regular itineraries and takes the leadership in our custom tours in many other regions of the Alps and other mountains, first of al in the North America.

Veronica Odorizzi

Veronica Odorizzi

Adventure Consultant

Veronica passed the days of her childhood in Val di Sole in Trentino. After her university studies, she returned to her home valley with a degree in Economics and started to work in the travel industry. Besides working with customers, Veronica’s role includes marketing, and she is one of the authors of our blog. Veronica is raising two young mountain explorers and is frequently seen hiking with them in the Dolomites.

Daniela Pegolotti

Daniela Pegolotti

Adventure consultant

Daniela grew up in the Italian alpine province of Trentino and explored all its mountains from the Dolomites in the east to Ortler-Cevedale in the west. Daniela spent five years in Padua where she graduated from the University of Padua with a degree in Management of Cultural Tourism. She then joined the MONT Trekking team as an Adventure Consultant.

Federico Piazza

Federico Piazza

Adventure Consultant

Federico grew up in the Val di Sole valley and the mountains of Ortler and Brenta Dolomites. At a very young age he was introduced to the tourism industry, as his grandparents ran a hotel where Federico preferred to spend most of his free time. Federico studied Economics at the University of Trento. He is a passionate skier, frequent hiker in his mountains and a dedicated photographer.

Lorenzo Valenti

Lorenzo Valenti

Hiking guide

Lorenzo lives in Trentino where he grew up. Naturally, the Dolomites are the mountains of his primary interest, as well as Ortler the mountains of South Tyrol. Being a person with diverse interests, Lorenzo practices yoga and meditation in his free time. Besides that, Lorenzo is a certified Pranic Healing operator and Pranic Healing instructor.