I grew up in Germany and for the last 20 years I lived in Switzerland, Australia, then back to Germany. Finally, I’ve spent the last 11-12 years in the UK. I started my professional career as a social support worker, working in a residential setting with adults with learning disabilities, but then started the process of becoming an Outdoor Facilitator in 2001. I have been working full time as an Outdoor Instructor and Expedition Leader since 2006, first two years in Australia, then briefly back in Germany/Austria and since 2011 hear in the UK where I started off in North Wales but have been living in the English Lake District since 2014. I also lived in the Scotland for two winters to work as a lift operator on Cairngorm Mountain. And somehow the Scottish Highlands seem to be a place I keep coming back to.
Places to Play
I love to be in the mountains, if it is in the mountains of the UK, to walk and scramble, or in the Alps or at other higher altitude ranges around the world to trek, I just love journeying through them; if you add winter to it – which is my possibly my favourite time of the year- to go walking, mountaineering or snowshoeing- perfect!
Not a lot of people know this
One year, for a ‘winter job’, I was teaching introductory English at a language school for adults, whilst living back in Germany in 2009.