Rene Schwaller

Rene Schwaller

Trekking Guide

When not away on expeditions to Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp, Swiss guide Rene Schwaller can be found loving life in the mountains of his adopted New Zealand, heli-guiding in the winter and trekking or paragliding in the summer.

  • Bio

    Rene SchwallerBorn in Switzerland and raised on skis, Rene is now based in Queenstown, New Zealand. For the past 30 years he has been guiding people heli-skiing in the Southern Alps of New Zealand during the winter months and working as an Adventure Trekking Guide both in New Zealand and around the world during the summer months. Also a professional paragliding pilot, he has climbed and flown several high peaks, including the highest in New Zealand, Aoraki Mount Cook. Rene regularly guides for Adventure Consultants on Kilimanjaro and our Everest Base Camp Treks.

  • Rene's Testimonials

    "This guy is awesome! I do not have one negative thing to say about him. I would follow him on any adventure."
    Paul O’Malley, USA, Everest Base Camp Trek 2019

    "Always felt that Rene had the group’s interests at heart. He was encouraging and worked to help the group form a strong bond."
    Lynn Twigley, Everest Base Camp Trek 2018

    "Rene was amazing. His briefings and involvement in every aspect were great."
    Ilona Lambert, Everest Base Camp Trek 2017

    "Rene was great. He handled everything with confidence, patience and humor. He did a great job at dealing with 12 different personalities."
    Ilona Lambert, Everest Base Camp Trek 2017