Like many other mountain enthusiasts, Hannes has been out and about exploring summits ever since he was a child. Born in 1982 and raised in Ellwangen in Germany, he already went on alpine mountain hikes and climbing tours on his own as a teenager. Shrewdly, he connected his studies to become a civil engineer with educational training to become a mountain guide. Though he has finished both educational paths successfully, Hannes mainly works as a mountain guide nowadays. His great passion is skiing and ski touring, but he also enjoys alpine climbing and alpine tours.