Lisa Auer

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24th August 2009

Based in Chamonix, France, Lisa Auer is a New Zealand qualified Mountain Guide (UIAGM aspirant) hailing from Melbourne, Australia.
By the age of three Lisa had skis on her feet at Mt Buller, in Australia's Snowy Ranges and began climbing at the renowned trad-rock venue of Arapiles, whilst still at school in Victoria. As a member of the Australian Ski Team, her early skiing years were dedicated to racing - training and competing mainly in Austria.
Lisa says of her first visit to Chamonix (the alpine Mecca of Europe) in 1996,"part of me never left". In Chamonix she developed mountaineering skills and dabbled with extreme skiing making several first and unrepeated female ski descents. Following her vocation as a guide, she has been going back and forth between the Alps and the mountains of New Zealand (where she trained as a mountain guide) for more than ten years. Now her time is spent working as a mountain guide, sharing her skills and toned-down mountain passions with clients.
Her work and lifestyle involves a lot of travel which, in the last few years has encompassed Wanaka, New Zealand, Elbrus, Russia, Bohslan, Sweden, New York, U.S., Cinque Terre, Italy, Lyngen, Norway and her hometown Melbourne, Australia.
Paralleling her mountain career, Lisa has been documenting her adventures in photographs and words, writing feature stories largely for adventure magazines in Australia, UK and New Zealand for more than a decade. More recently she has developed an interest in the cyber world writing for various online websites including Suite 101 and designing and coding the website for her new company Chamonix Mountain Guides, which she runs with Martin, her Swedish husband also a mountain guide.

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Lisa Auer's activity

  1. August 2009
  2. Lisa Auer rated Ski Lyngen Alps (but sail there first)

  3. Lisa Auer reviewed Ski Lyngen Alps (but sail there first) in Norway

    The best way to ski in the Lyngen Alps of Norway is to sail to the slopes! Picture skiing untracked fields of spring snow under the midnight sun right down to the sea, magnificent dreamscape vistas where snowy mountains meet turquoise waters of the U-sh…"