Gian was born in 1982 in Chur, Switzerland. Beeing a son of a Swiss mountain guide, he started at a very early age with skiing and climbing. His first skitour and classic multipitch tour, he did accompanied by his father when he was only 6 years old. By the age of 9 he started snowboarding, which still nowadays is his passion.
After finishing his school career, he begun the education to become a mountain guide. In 2006 after succesfully finishing the mountain guide education, he turned his hobbies into his profession and is working now as a full time mountain guide in Pontresina for his own companies.
The most important for him his having fun with his friends, regardless which kind of sports or exercise they perform, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, because without the right circle of friends, it is only half the fun.
His absolute biggest wish is to keep well and fit, to be able to spend as much time as possible in the mountains and pass his passion down to his friends and clients.