Take a walk with a man at peace with himself and nature
Passionate forest ranger
On a discovery tour
100 % wilderness
Rieder cautiously disputes the notion that he might not have his domain under control. Even if some do not understand it, nature has all the time in the world. Rieder speaks of “100 per cent wilderness.” And so these many-branched relics of coniferous trees, reminiscent of a multi-armed candlestick, bear witness to the powdersnow avalanche of 1986 that turned them into kindling.Rieder, now nearly 60, had come on board one year before. Previously, he worked as a mountain guide, a skiing guide and a skiing instructor. Hailing from the nearby village of Hollerbach, Rieder – then 30 – was offered the job of ranger. At the time, the occupation was best known from American television series.
My greatest joy is conveying the beauty and uniqueness of nature.