Even as a young toddler, I was always fascinated by and magically drawn to the mountains. This even led to me founding a hiking club as a schoolboy and exploring and discovering the surrounding mountains every weekend with children of the same age and like-minded people.
The 1980s and 1990s were my “golden mountain era” with numerous wild mountain and glacier tours.
In spite of this, I never made my hobby my job. Nevertheless, I was unable to completely stay away from it and in 2010, I successfully trained to become a hiking guide with the Swiss Mountain Guide Association (SBV). True to the slogan “no half measures”, I obtained a Federal PET Diploma by passing another examination.
In addition to my main job as a Gstaad business owner, today I also offer private guests and groups guided hikes and snowshoe tours in the tranquil Saanenland-Upper Simmental region. Apart from safety, I attach great importance to conveying my enthusiasm for nature to my guests.
Last but not least, since 1998 I have been the host of the Grubenberg Hut, which lies in the foothills of the Gastlosen mountain chain on the axis between Saanen and Jaun in a fabulous climbing and hiking region where there is also lots to discover!
The village of Abländschen lies on the axis between Saanen (canton of Bern) and Jaun (canton of Fribourg), at the westernmost tip of the Bernese Oberland. In winter, the dispersed settlement, which belongs to the political commune of Saanen and has fewer than 40 inhabitants, can only be reached from Jaun in the canton of Fribourg.
Since a couple of years, an officially signposted snowshoe trail has led from Abländschen-Birematte (1,300 m) up to the Grubenberg Hut. The climb takes about two hours and if the weather plays along, the small Bijoux (which is open all year round) rewards you with a fantastic view extending from the Bernese Alps to the Wildhorn and Diablerets massif and as far as the Les Dents du Midi.
Whether on the sun terrace offering expansive views or in the cosy inn – the Grubenberg Hut is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the therapeutic silence.
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