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Siebrig Sheeres

Siebrig Sheeres
Stalden, Switzerland
A bit about me

I was born in the Netherlands in 1984. When I was 18 years old I left the Netherlands to study Physical Therapy in Ghent, Belgium. During this time I discovered the beauty of the mountains when I did my first multi-day mountain hike around Mont Blanc with two friends. When I finished studying I decided to live in Guatemala and worked as a volunteer in a project for children with disabilities. Most of my free time was spent climbing volcanoes! After two years working as a physical therapist in Belgium I went back to Guatemala for two more years – and kept on climbing volcanoes. I had the chance to climb the highest peaks in Mexico as well. In Nicaragua I ran my first 100km trail running race and since then I just love trail running. I’ve  lived in Switzerland for 9 years, and I still love to spend most of my time in the mountains.

My other life

Besides my work as an International Mountain Leader, I work in my physical therapy clinic, mostly during the winter.

In my free time

I go into the mountains! In summer I love to run, climb, bike, hike or mountaineer. In winter I can be found cross country skiing or ski touring. On most of these tours my lovely dog accompanies me.

Fun fact

My dog has climbed two 4000m Alpine Summits. He is a real mountain dog!

Favorite Alp trail run

It’s so hard to choose! I love running in the Alps in general, especially when there are ridgelines in it. I guess I would say around Zermatt, where you have the best views of the majestic Matterhorn. This mountain still impresses me, no matter how many times I’ve seen it.

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