Born and raised in Austria, Bernd is a third generation climber and skier. He’s been teaching climbing and skiing since 1997 and in 2001 completed his IFMGA certification. Guiding and climbing have taken him to many beautiful places around the world including Pakistan, Nepal, Russia, Argentina, Peru, Mexico and all through the Alps. His recent focus has been on free-climbing long routes like Moonlight Buttress, Sheer Lunacy, and the Touchstone Wall in Zion, and many classics in Yosemite and the Sierra. He is also a professional photographer and graduate of culinary school.
“I wanted to write and say thank you for such a wonderful introduction to ice-climbing. A wonderful two days in the eastern Sierras. Bernd was an amazing guide and took care of me whilst I was out on the ice. Please pass along my thanks to him!” ~ Shonna
“Just wanted to thank you again for an awesome week-end! We learnt a lot and hopefully we’ll do some lead [climbing] soon! You’re a very nice guide, professional, and modest!” ~ Cheers, Florian [from France]
“Your guides were not only very good at what they do, very encouraging, positive, but are incredibly motivated, passionate, and I’ll never forget my time with them….” ~ Dave