«the more skillz you have, the less (stuff) you need»
Founder & Owner Alpine Tracker | Certified Outdoor-Guide | Adventurer
|Name: Alan Blank||Favorite nature elements: «Mountains», «Snow» and «Forests»|
|Nickname: Al’ / Al’Pine||Favorite Food: «Home cooked meals» if possible local and organic grown!|
|Year Born in: 1987||Favorite place: «Out-there» & «Up-there»|
|Living in: Bern||Favorite thing to do: «beeing active & creating» & «beeing passive and observing / learning»|
Accomplished outdoor-guide related trainings:
MTB (Swiss Cycling Mountain Bike Guide)
Snowsports (Swiss Snow Sports)
Medic & First Aid: SRK Healthcare Assistant, Swiss Army Paramedic,
Over the years, I’ve done many different (and life-teaching) jobs … from a banker, clerk, nightclub- & eventmanager, […] to a nightauditor, biketrailbuilder, skiinstructor and bikeguide … Said so, I appreciate most of all “not” working for money, but just being out there in the nature – learning new (survival) skills, doing a lot of outdoor sports (to play) and feeling alive…
I dedicate my working-time in the last couple years to quality more than to quantity. While I accomplished different professional trainings for the last few years, such as methodical instructing, outdoor-guiding, navigation, first-aid, search & rescue, wildlifecourses etc. I’m capable to connect many different skills and use the synergy out of my experiences. I got swiss-canadian citizenship, which enables me to spend a lot of my time in Switzerland or in British Columbia. No matter what I do, my biggest goal is to adapt all my doing to a sustainable and environmentally respectful way.
- What is your biggest accomplished dare?
To let go from the big illusion (matrix) and to follow my own dreams. I had to learn to question my education of the present dysfunctional economic-model (capitalism, consumption, egoism) and stay faithful in my own positive values.
- Whom would you like to give props?
My mentors, parents and friends… as well as everyone out there, trying to make this planet a better place…
- When and where do you get caught while zapping?
I don’t watch TV. Though I appreciate a good movie or documentation on demand from time to time…
- If so, where would you settle down?
In a forest, a cabin, on a alp, a little lake.. somewhere off the grid in a community of similar minded people looking after each other…
- What are the cornerstones of your guiding and instructing?
The Art of Mentoring is my cornerstone in anything concerning knowledge and teaching.
At an average year, I’ll spend more than +200days privately or working somewhere on a mountain. The alpine terrain is my home, the nature is my inspiration and my outdoor activities are my way of experiencing and reconnecting to the nature…