“There aren’t enough hours in the day for all the things I would like to do – particularly in winter, when the days are short. I would go crazy if I spent all my time just sitting in an office. I need to get out. If I have to spend a whole day inside then I get up at 5:00 am the next day and do a ski tour on one of the pistes near my house. I have always been an early riser – I don’t like lying around. I have to be outdoors in nature doing something.
I used to guide lots of long-distance treks with my clients, classic transalpine routes. I have been to France, Italy, Tirol, southern Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland – everywhere where you can hike. That was a great time. For around four years I was travelling almost all the time.
But then comes the point when you have had enough. After all that travelling it’s nice to come back home and spend time with your friends, your mountains – what more could you want? That might sound a bit cheesy, but it’s true. I came home and said to myself, ‘Enough of the travelling, now it’s time to stay here.’”
Marco Seitner, Hiking guide
After years working abroad as a hiking guide, Marco Seitner returned to his home village of Lermoos and set up the Alpinschule Lermoos. Today he organises outdoor adventures for visitors to Tirol, including guided winter hikes such as the one from Ehrwald via the Häselgöhr Waterfall to the Gamsalm hut.