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), Everest with oxygen and skiing down six of them. Some first ascents (Kokodak Dome 7129 m, Mt. Baird 3858 m) and lots of guided classics (Everest, 12x Aconcagua, 5x Chimborazo, 3x Illimani, 2x Muztaghata, 2x Denali, Ama Dablam, Khan Tengri, Pumori,…).
Mingma 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, …
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
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.
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)
Uli is our expert for south america. Until today he summited Aconcagua not less then 57 times and did the ascents on four different routes! But he does not stop here! Uli did all of the Seven Summits, some of them more than one time. He has been working as a mountain guide for 27 years and is a trainer of the National School of Mountain Guides in Mendoza, Argentina for more then 20 years now.
Mount Everest (3x), Broad Peak, Seven Summits, Alpamayo (4x), Artesonraju (2x), Huascaran (2x), Tocllaraju (2x), Quitaraju (4x), Ojos del Salado 6.893 m (2x), Pissis 6.795 m, Bonete 6.759 m, Tres Cruces 6.749 m, Huascaran 6.746 m (3x), Llullaillaco 6.739 m, Mercedario 6.701 m (2x), Walter Penck 6.685 m, Inca Huasi 6.638 m (2x and first winter ascent) and all together more than 50 summits over 6.000m and more than 100 over 5.000m.