My name is Martin Niederkofler and my home is the point of intersection between the Ahrntal and the Dolomites. Strictly speaking, my family and I live near Bruneck in the Puster Valley, the eastern half of South Tyrol. Here you can find snow-covered 3,000 metre high mountains, steep Dolomite cliffs, cosy mountain huts, exciting stories about people and their landscape: as a geographer, nature educator and hiking guide, I offer hiking tours, plan and accompany nature and experiential education projects, work with teams on different challenges and share my knowledge through seminars and lectures. My workplace is colourful and full of variety: sometimes I work outdoors, sometimes indoors, occasionally both in one day. Whether hiking, working with children or giving a lecture on Alpine history: the fields of activity I offer do not exclude each other, but are rather cross-linked and can be combined with one another.
If this leads to new ideas or new professional or private horizons and goals, then my motto of “inspiring people” has been fulfilled. Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, said: “You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.” I would like to accompany you in doing just this: on 365 days with 361° of dedication: welcome to martin361°!