Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Golden, British Columbia, Canada
I am originally from the town of Koblenz in Germany but grew up in Heidelberg, where I also studied to be a school teacher, eventually graduating with a PhD in Pedagogy.
An avid mountaineer since childhood, I also pursued my IFMGA mountain guide certification at the Technical University of Munich, which I finished in 2005.
I have been moving around a lot lately, between mountain guiding in the Alps during the summer, sometimes skiing in Canada and otherwise living with my wife and young daughter in the Blue Mountains of Australia.
I have participated in several major expeditions. These include Manalsu in Nepal, followed by first ascents on skis in Madagascar (2008), Canada (2009), and Namibia (2011), pioneering new climbing routes in the Brandberg Massif. The largest expedition took place in 2012 as a member of an international team that successfully reached the summit of Nepal's Lhotse (8,516m) without oxygen.
I speak native German, very good French and English with a Aussie accent.
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