About the guide
My name is Matthias Kodym, I am 35 years old and based in Puchberg am Schneeberg/Austria. I grew up with my family on the countryside of Lower Austria, playing in the woods behind our house, building forts and treehouses during the summer months and snowcaves in winter. Whenever I was free from school. My love for the outdoors grew stronger with my father and grandfather who took me on hikes and skiing trips from early on.
Hiking long distances became a passion from the very beginning. Even with every painful mistake a beginner could make, I knew from the beginning that this is the way I like to travel. Just a year after starting out, I hiked from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail which opened a whole new world to me. Beeing active in the outdoors combines my interest for endurance sports, my curiosity for the unknown, gives me an creative outlet in writing, video- & photography and matches perfectly with my aim to live a simple & fulfilled life to my standards. Besides hiking and trailrunning I am interested in photography, writing and other sports like climbing, ski-mountaineering, packrafting and road cycling. I will help to efficiently plan the trip and get you out on your adventure! I am a certified Hiking & Trekking Guide and member of the Styrian Mountain Hiking Guide Association. I speak German and English.