The travel bug must have bitten me at an early age. Always considering myself a true adventurer, I had seen much of the world by age 28. I had traveled around the globe on a shoestring, had seen most of Western Europe from the seat of my bicycle, and had hiked and climbed in some of the world’s great mountain ranges. But that wasn’t enough! At 29, my wife Ulli and I left our home in Germany and embarked on an epic trans-global cycle tour that, over the course of four years, saw us ride our bicycles over 58,000 kilometers across four continents and through 42 countries.
Most would have been happy to settle down after such an experience, but it only fueled our passion for travel and exploration. After immigrating to Canada in 1989, and settling in New Denver, BC, the two of us began running our bicycle touring company. Over the following 31 years, we planned, organized, and led hundreds of high-end tours to the most incredible cycling destinations on the planet.
After retiring from my long career as a tour operator and guide, but not from being a nomad at heart, I now further focus on my passion for the outdoors and for photography.
The images shown here at THE NEW DENVER LODGE represent a selection of my CHASING THE WILD selection, photographs taken on my local outdoor adventures and on our lake and into the nearby wilderness. I invite you to share my love and compassion for nature and all that surrounds us. Thank you for your interest, and enjoy your visit to our beautiful Valley!