I was born in the Netherlands in 1984. When I was 18 years old I left the Netherlands behind me and studied Physical Therapy in Ghent, Belgium. During this time I discovered the beauty of the mountains when I did my first multi-day mountain hike around the Mont Blanc with two friends. When I finished studying I decided to live in Guatemala and worked as a volunteer in a project for children with disabilities. Most of my free time I spent climbing volcanoes.
Back in Belgium I did a two year outdoor instructor course. I went back to Guatemala for two more years and kept on climbing volcanoes and had the chance to climb the highest peaks in Mexico as well. In Nicaragua I ran my first 100km Trailrun race and since then I just love it.
Since 5,5 years I live in Switzerland and work here as a physical therapist. In my free time you can find me outside in the mountains. Running, climbing, high alpine, mountainbike or skiing, I love it all. For this reason I took the course as International Mountain Leader with the Swiss Mountain Guide Association (SBV) in 2019 and I am currently an Aspirant Mountain Leader. My next goal is successful passing the federal exams and the acquisition of the UIMLA recognition.
Currently I live in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, a small mountain village at 1800m surrounded by a beautiful panaroma of 4000m high peaks.
Because I get a lot of inspiration and motivation by spending time in nature and especially in the mountains I would like to take you out here for a walk or a run as well. I'll show you the most beautiful spots in the valley of Saas-Fee and hope you get inspired and motivated by it as well!