Summit Stories

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.

by Michael in People

New Blog Series: Mountain Guide Summit Stories

Being outdoors and being active. Climbing a mountain every day. Braving the elements. That’s just what mountain guides do – they are regarded as adventurers and other climbers look up to them. At least that is what I thought before I joined five guides on tours of the mountains in their backyard: Großvenediger, Olperer, Großglockner,…

5 min. Reading time
by Michael in People

Summit Stories: Matthias Wurzer and Großglockner Mountain

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 tallest peak.

9 min. Reading time
by Michael in People

Summit Stories: Sigi Hatzer and Großvenediger Mountain

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.

9 min. Reading time
by Michael in People

Summit Stories: Guido Unterwurzacher and Wilder Kaiser Mountain

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…

9 min. Reading time


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