A SHORT PORTRAIT OF JOSEF HILPOLD
Josef Hilpold was born in 1982 and grew up in Lajen at the entrance of the Gröden Valley (Val Gardena) with a permanent view of the Dolomites. Since the age of 18, he has not only developed into someone with an exceptional knowledge of the Dolomites and numerous first ascents, but has also become a Mountain Guide of distant lands, such as Patagonia, California, Morocco, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Montenegro and Tanzania. Above all, due to his regular winter stays in Canada he has matured into an exceptionally, discerning ski-touring- mountain guide. He lives with his partner in Reischach (Riscone) near Bruneck (Brunico).