From Großglockner to Wildspitze, from Großvenediger to Wilder Kaiser to Olperer: here we tell the stories of five Tirol mountain guides and the mountains in their backyard.
If you climb the same mountain more than 300 times, there are very little chances to experience something new, see something different, aren’t there? Well, 32-year old mountain guide Matthias Wurzer succeeded in doing so. How? He told me on our joint tour of Großglockner, the mountain in his backyard and Austria’s…More Information
Sigi Hatzer has bagged the 3,660-meter peak of Großvenediger for more than 900 times – last summer he did so together with his ten-year-old son Lorenz. I joined them on this memorable trip and learned a lot about the many years of friendship between a mountain guide and iconic Großvenediger Mountain.More Information
His uncle took Guido Unterwurzacher, 12 years old at the time, along on a climbing trip in rugged Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range. Today, the Going resident is one of the most prolific mountaineering guides and rock climbers in the area, always looking for adventure wherever he goes. I joined him on an easy trek, yet…More Information
This man has bagged the 3,476-meter peak of Olperer for more than 100 times: Bernhard Neumann’s appreciation and respect for this lofty giant in Inner Zillertal Valley grew with each attempt to get there. We tried to get some good pictures of Olperer. With the help of Bernhard.More Information
The Iceman’s name is not Ötzi. The Iceman’s name is Kilian Scheiber. A Vent-native, this mountain guide has bagged the peak of Wildspitze for more than 400 times – although it was not exactly what you would call love at first sight between him and the highest mountain of North Tirol (and Austria’s second tallest).More Information