Markus has been playing in the mountains for over 25 years. It all started with climbing when his parents sent him to a climbing camp for kids in the Alps. From there on it was only climbing that stood to his mind. Later he discovered the fascination of learning other sports. Today he spends lots of time discovering new playgrounds where he can develop his skills in these activities. When not in the mountains playing, he works there. Markus is UIAGM Mountain Guide and teacher at an outdoor school. He is more interested in snow than most of us, which is why he has written a book about avalanches. His main motivation for being a teacher and guide is to help people master different activities in nature.
For the last eight years he has been living in the mountain region of Hallingdal, Norway. For Markus this is the perfect place to live, since he can go out and climb rock and ice, ski, kite and mtb within short distance from home. Like the rest of us he finds it motivating to go and climb walls far away, but for him it is important to remember that there is always something to discover at home to. Having global warming in mind, this is something to think of.