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Res Baehler


In Memory of Res Baehler, 1971 - 2011

Res was a successful mountain guide, alpinist, climber, skier and very spiritual person. Res was member of the Arc'teryx team and leaves a big gap in the alpine world and in our hearts.

We offer our sympathies to his family and friends. Our thoughts are with you in this time of loss.

Let Res' spirit of adventure live on through each and every one of you and join us to carry Res` philosophy out into the world; "Let your eyes shine like the eyes of a child."

Res is a typical allrounder and loves the creativity of mountaineering. Be it climbing at El Capitan, freeriding in Mongolia, ice-climbing in the Engadine, canyoning in Arco, first ascents in Madagascar or riding on a horse across the untouched Taiga of Altay Mountains, adventure is what he needs.

Already at the age of 6 he told his parents on a hike in Tyrol that he wanted to become a mountain guide. When he was 13 he bought his first ski-touring binding to ascend the surrounding mountains all by himself and at the age of 22 he started his mountain guide training that he finished as youngest in 1995 at the age of 24. Together with three other mountain guides he founded GoVertical GmbH in 2007 that is now owner of two mountaineering shops, of the mountaineering school Pontresina, of a rope adventure park and of an indoor climbing centre.

Sometimes Res also uses the sewing machine to realize his ideas immediately and one of his dreams is to create his own climbing and bouldering collection some day.

His maxim is: "Let your eyes shine like the eyes of a child"!