Walter Zoerer

Sport

Guide

Hometown

Lienz, Osttirol, Austria

Hometown

Lienz, Osttirol, Austria

Sport

Guide

Like a calm sea, Walter is known for his zen-like demeanor, which has made many a monk ask for his secret. However, this International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations mountain guide knows that you can’t sail a boat without wind and when he needs to, he can 'bring a storm'. From K2 to Cho Oyu and back at home in the Austrian Alps, Walter has been guiding since 1990 and feels just as passionate today about guiding as he did when he started. Walter’s cooking skills bring pride to Austria; however, when he is in charge of the kitchen, it is best to stay out unless otherwise asked. Walter is forever exploring and when he isn’t summiting something, he can be found spending long days surfing, diving or sailing as a skipper, for he loves the ocean as much as the mountains.

Achievements

  • Successfully guided clients and brought them home with all toes from 6000, 7000 and 8000m peaks
  • Lead some expeditions with friends to Himalaya and Karakorum peaks
  • Climbed most of the known peaks in the Alps and some unknown
  • Have a great family and the best wife of all 
  • Together with a partner, founded a small but very fine outdoor travel, guiding and coaching company 
  • Worked with Arc'teryx for more than 15 years and still enjoy it