A bit of information about myself
Originally from Germany, I was born in 1960 in Hamburg. This is also where I grew up and studied Latin American
History and Literature at Hamburg University. By trade a historian, later on I undertook master´s studies at the
University of Valencia about Educational Research. Since 1989 I spend most of my time in Argentina. First I was
a resident of the mountainous Tierra del Fuego, where I lectured at the Patagonian National University “San Juan Bosco”
(since 1990) and in later years at the National University of Tierra del Fuego. My topics were: History of the South
Atlantic, Argentinean Social and Economic History and more and more as well Antarctica. I loved to hike and going
horse-riding in this wonderful area.
But I left my teaching position in 2016 to move further north, where I
was looking for new challenges. Today I live in the beautiful San Rafael/Mendoza area, where – together with my
partner - I try to revive and abandoned fruit-farm and plant Kiri or Pauwlonia trees for carbon offset. So far we
have planted 2000 trees, but we won´t stop there.
In addition, I have been traveling the poles, working on board expedition cruise ships as lecturer and Expedition
Leader to the Antarctic Peninsula, Islands of the South Atlantic, Greenland and Svalbard since 1992. I still love
to go to polar deserts and am working in Antarctica every season. In the off-season I try to find some time to paint
and write, having amongst others published history and travel books and started to illustrate books as well.