Martin Hess

Martin Hess

NZMGA Alpine Trekking Guide

Since moving to New Zealand from his native Germany, Trekking Guide Martin Hess has made the most of exploring and guiding throughout Southern Alps. He strives to help people reach their goals and loves any day spent in the hills.

  • Bio

    Martin HessOriginally from Germany, Martin is now based in Central Otago, New Zealand. He started climbing in 2001 at age 33 and not long after, in 2003, became a guide. He is an NZMGA Alpine Trekking Guide, Level 2 and works with us as a trekking guide for our treks here in New Zealand.

    He has climbed several of New Zealand's highest peaks and has trekked extensively throughout the Southern Alps. He enjoys, "experiencing untouched nature as well as the physical and mental challenge that enhance personal insight and development."

    He became a guide because he enjoys sharing his passion with others, enabling them to trek safely while strengthening their awareness and interest for the care of the environment. He also likes creating an environment for people to realise their personal potential and values.

    When we asked Martin what his most memorable climbing/trekking experience was his reply was, "Any day out there is an adventure for me."

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