Date of birth
family, biking, rescue dog qualification
health, protection, satisfied guests
Grown up, school education and apprenticeship in Zurich (1960 - 1980)
Military service and Mountain Guide qualification (1980 - 1985)
Four kids, once twins (1988, 1990, 1995 , 1995)
Rescue dog handler since 1985 (avalanche and terrain searches), until today trained 4 dogs Management function in expert guidance of Dogs of the Alpine Rescue Switzerland
Since 1982 as a guide, aspirant guide and professional mountain guide on tour Co-owner and technical head of the mountain school Uri (since it´s foundation)
Guiding days per year: 200-240 days
On tour all over the world.
A special thanks to the firm Völkl for the good cooperation and the big confidence.
What are your favorite ski touring skis in the Collection?
For freeriding I prefer the v-werks Katana. On about 100 days I am using this ski. On tours like the avalanche rescue dog qualification I am very well equipped with the Inuk. On about 50 days I am accompanied by this product for my guiding services.
Why do you like this ski?
V-werks Katana: An excellent freeride ski, big boost, easy to turn, unique design and perfect edge grip even in hard and steep channels.
Inuk: Easy to turn, light, no problem to put on the skins with gloves, long-lasting and after a season still top.
What conditions do you use this ski for?
With the v-werks Katana powder as well as wind crusts are easy to ride. It´s stiffness enables a secure edge grip even under very hard conditions.
With the Inuk touring descents with almost all snow conditions can be well handled. Delicate passages as in a terrain penetrated with rocks or around crevasses are perfectly passable.
What binding do you use?
For freeriding I trust the F12 Tour EPF and for touring I use the F12 Tour.
Why do you like this binding?
Both bindings are very light, have a safe release in all directions, specific power transmission directly on the ski, no scope between boot, binding and ski through the fix lock in.
How did you become involved in ski touring? What is your all time favorite ski tour?
My bestsellers are the tours on the high range between Saas Fee and Zermatt where 5 to 6 beautiful, easy 4000ers can be climbed in an impressing glacial landscape.
Plans for the future:
To be able to perform my loved profession as long as possible, to show my guests the mountains in their whole beauty, but also with their dangers and a continuously trustful cooperation with Völkl.