Alpine Guide of the Hörnerdörfern and of the whole Allgäu
For fifteen years Michael Schott worked in Munich as a marketing manager at one of the largest hiking travel agencies in Germany. In his curriculum there is a degree in chemistry and one in business administration of tourism, but his true passion has always been the mountains.
He currently lives in Bolsterlang in Hörnerdörfer, the southern corner of Bavaria, a few kilometers north of Oberstdorf. For about ten years he has returned to the mountains where he was born, built his house with his wife and their son Max was born. Now Michael’s main activity is to be a mountain guide at the Oberstdorf Alpine School and the freelance consultant for sports equipment companies. He is also Vice President of the Association of German Alpine Guides and Skiers (VDBS).
«For more than 40 years I have loved living in nature, both in summer and in winter. My passion is the Alps. Here, close to home, I find all forms of hiking and mountaineering ». Michael has a long experience of traveling in extreme areas and at high altitudes. “Compared to expeditions in the high mountains or climbing on large walls, hiking allows you to immediately get away from it all. You always find time for yourself and your thoughts and you are immersed in nature »explains Michael. “Hiking can be done as soon as you leave the front door and it does not matter if it is sunny, rainy or snowing outside, with the equipment available today it is not a problem to live an authentic experience in contact with nature even if you have little time».