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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.

Luis Stitzinger

The certified mountain- and skiing guide leads worldwide expeditions since 1993. Luis grew up in Füssen close to the Bavarian Alps and already as a kid spent all his time in the mountains. After his studies in sport science he worked 10 years as a travel organizer and was responsible for expeditions and trekking tours before exchanging the office chair for ropes completly.

Highlights: climbing multiple eight-thousanders without oxygen (Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum I und II, Nanga Parbat, Dhaulagiri, Broad Peak, Shisha Pangma, Manaslu) and skiing down six of them. Some first ascents (Kokodak Dome 7129 m, Mt. Baird 3858 m) and lots of guided classics (12x Aconcagua, 5x Chimborazo, 3x Illimani, 2x Muztaghata, 2x Denali, Ama Dablam, Khan Tengri, Pumori,…). He succsessfuly guided the Everest Expedition 2019 for Furtenbach Adventures and managed to reach the peak with all clients and returned back to basecamp with all of them save and sound.

Mingma Sherpa

Minima Sherpa, who comes from the Makalu Region, seems to be tireless. He is our Lead Sherpa and has already contucted many of our expeditions with his Sherpas. Not only does he lead our Sherpas successfully to the summit, but he also has Always energy left for the Expedition participants to support them.

An excerpt from his impressive repertoire:

19x Everest, 2x K2, 4x Manaslu, 3x Broad Peak, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhauagiri, Lhotse, …

Alexander Scherl

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

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.

Paul Koller

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)

Rupert Hauer

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.

Daniel Kopp

Certified mountain and skiing guide for 15 years. Also certified ski instructor and trainer for the austrian mountain guides. Very diversified guide who will accompany you during difficult climbing routes as well as easy hikes. Daniel enjoys spending time outdoors with clients and to tackle challenging situations with them. He is also a passionate paragliding pilot and guide for hike & fly tours through the alps. Lots of first ascents in rock and ice, Eiger Northface climbing 8b+/c and solo climbing 8a.

Expedition: Mt. Foraker in Alaska, Nanga Parbat, 2 x Everest (South/ North), Aconcagua

Max Berger

Born in 1969, mountain guide for 30 years and previously instructor for the austrian mountain guides. Exploring the mountains since his childhood, preferably in difficult rock- and iceclimbing routes. Leaded all big classics of the alps multiple times, including the Freneypfeiler and the Eiger northface. Succesful with countless expeditions in Alaska, Patagonia and the Himalayas (2x Cerro Torre, 2x Fitz Roy, Aguja Poincenot, St. Exupery, Cerro Standhardt, Nordgrat Ama Dablam,…).

Christoph Garber

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

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

Matthew Rosenberg

Matthew grew up in the United States cutting his teeth on Mt. Rainier and the North Cascades of Washington State. He received a bachelors degree in sports medicine and then went into professional guiding, a career which has lead him to travel all over the world including successful expeditions to Denali and Aconcagua. When Matthew is not guiding in the mountains, he’s a professional ski patroller at Mammoth Mountain in California.