Apart from research and academia I live a 'second life' centered around mountains, the outdoor and my mountain home:
- I am an avid powder and off-piste skier, ISIA certified ski instructor and UIAGM/IFMGA certified alpine guide.
- My home base is Pitztal and the Arlberg where I guide for Alpincenter Lech.
- Mainly around the European Alps but also around the rest of the world.
- UIAGM/IFMGA certified guide
- 2006 OEAV Globetrek Gasherbrum Expedition to Gasherbrum II, 8035m in Karakorum, Pakistan