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Peter von Känel

Peter was infected with the paragliding virus at the age of 13 when he accidentally took off during ground handling with the paraglider of his father. At 17 he obtained his paragliding license. After completing his studies as a microtechnology engineer, he took up a part-time job in the aviation sector in 1997 and focused on competitive paragliding for several years. Mountain sports subsequently became increasingly important and in 2014 Peter completed his mountain guide formation. He is particularly fascinated by first ascending rock and ice routes off the beaten track. Today Peter earns half of his living as an aviation engineer and the other half as a mountain guide, specialist book author and through workshops and lectures. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two adult daughters.

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"Experience is the sum of reflected events. These do not have to be negative or my own."
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