Andrea Enzio

A large Walser family made up mainly of mountain guides, ski instructors and managers of refuges on Monte Rosa

Andrea Enzio, born in 1968, lives in Alagna, is president of the Alagna Guide Corps and director of the Mountaineering School of the same name. His activity in the mountains began very early, in the footsteps of his father and a large family made up mainly of alpine guides, ski instructors and managers of refuges on Monte Rosa. As a child he competed as an athlete for the Alagna ski club and soon dedicated himself to sport climbing and mountaineering. At just 18 years old he began the course as an aspiring mountain guide and a little later as a ski instructor.

In the mid-80s he became passionate about snowboarding, obtained the qualification of snowboard instructor and made the most important first descents with the "board" in the Monte Rosa group. As a guide he specializes in canyoning and participates in some extra-European expeditions: Daulaghiri, ChoOyu, Mckinley. Skiing, and in particular free riding, became his main activity during the winter and led him to travel often between the various ski resorts in the Alps and abroad.

He still practices paragliding and for some years also river canoeing on the Sesia river. He has sailed the northern seas (Sweden) with a sea canoe and has dived in different corners of the world. A few years ago he discovered sailing and has a Skipper's licence. He works mainly as a mountain guide, ski instructor and helicopter rescue technician.

Andrea Enzio collaborates with AKU as a product tester of mountaineering and trekking footwear.