Our Guides

As a licensed mountaineering school we work with very experienced UIAGM / IFMGA certified mountain guides only. To provide highest quality and maximum safety to our guests. See below some of our Lead Guides from our growing pool of mountain guides.

Rupert Hauer, Lead Guide Expeditions

Year of birth: 1969

Rupert is a certified mountain and skiing guide and has been leading expeditions around the Alps and the highest mountains in the world for years. His successfull expeditions include the following 8000s: 2x Everest, Broad Peak, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu und Shisha Pangma, which are all higher than 8000m. Whether climbing tours, guiding high altitude tours or challenging expeditions, he feels comfortable in every terrain. 

Paul Koller, Lead Guide

Born and raised in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps in Austria. Mountaineering in all manifestations became my passion. In winter on skis, climbing in summer and on expeditions in far away countries all over the world. Since more than 30 years as a professional mountain guide I still love to see the smiling faces of my guests after having a successful tour. On evenings sittting around the woodfire people love to listen my stories of lifechanging adventures.

Route List extract:

Climbing UIAA 9 (Separete Reality) , Solo UIAA 7 (Pumprisse) Steep skiing (Wall of Morninglight) Alpine Classics (Grand Jorasses North face, approx. 100 ascents of 4000m peaks in the Alps, several winter ascents), Ice climbing pioneer with several first ascents in the early eighties, Expeditions (2x McKinley, 3x Carstensz, Mt. Everest, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Greenland Crossing, Skiexpedition Eastern Antarctica, Mt.Vinson, 2x Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, 4x Elbrus)

Alexander Scherl, Lead Guide expeditions & mountaineering

Being a mountain guide is his passion and in his opinion, being able to spend that much time in the outdoors and mountains is a huge privilege. Therefore, he intentionally exchanged his secure job as an engineer for a life full of sports. Together with his guests he’s always looking for a perfect and exciting experience outside.


Highlights: expeditions to Gasherbrum 2, Mount McKinley and Dhaulagiri VII, guidings at Kilimanjaro

Markus Pucher, Lead Guide, Cerro Torre & Alpine Classics

Year of birth: 1976

Since Markus was 14 years old, he is a very motivated, enthusiastic mountaineer. From growing up in Carinthia, he went out into the world to explore mountains like Cerro Torre (Patagonia), Eiger Nordwand and the Grand Jorasses Nordwand. It doesn’t matter if it’s Rockclimbing, Iceclimbing or Mountainclimbing, we can always rely on Markus and really appreciate to have him in our team.

Christoph Garber, Guide

Since being a child Christoph has always been out in the neighboring mountains. At the age of 22 he already finished his professional training to be an IFMGA mountain guide. A big success at this young age, which reveals the huge commitment, skills and experience that he brings into his job. Whether he is climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing or freeriding – as long as Christoph is in the mountains he feels at home and enjoys giving this same feeling to all his team members.
Dhaulagiri VII is one of the mountains he summited with us in 2018. 

Roland Striemitzer, guide

Already in his early childhood Roland started to develop a big love for mountaineering and climbing in his home mountains, the Austrian “Karwendel” mountain range. Then, a few years ago, he finally decided to take the chance and turned his passion into his profession, when he started to work fulltime as a mountain guide. Now he is lucky enough to climb mountains all over the world.


(Climbing) Biography: Peru (Artesonraju, Cayesh, Tocllaraju, Curup,...), 2x Patagonia ( Cerro Torre, Torre Egger, Torre Standhardt, Fitz Roy, Saint Exupery), Alaska ( Denali Cassin Ridge), Greenland (first ascent "Northern Comfort“, 7a+, 500 Meter), Ice Climbing Canada, India (Kedarnath South Face), Alps (2x Eiger Northface, 3x Grandes Jorasses, 1x Matterhorn Northface Solo, Dru, Droites), Broad Peak 

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Höttinger Gasse 12
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+43 (0) 512 / 204134


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