Why did you become guide ?
I become a guide a few years ago, basically out of pure love for the night sky. When I was 20, I found a new hobby: Astronomy. But I could not practice it surrounded by the bright lights of the city I lived at, so eventually astronomy became a passion for wilderness itself. For the magic of starry nights. For the thrill of wild landscapes, and the adventure that consequently follows finding such places. Looking back, this was the first of a long line of decisions that would end up with me living in the Swedish Arctic, becoming a Wilderness Guide, and stargaze, as I always wanted.
Why makes your job so exceptional ?
Having the chance to work and live sorrounded by nature, it’s one of the most beautiful things in life. And a decision I do not regret at all.
What is the most memorable expedition you took part of ?
My first winter expedition will always be the most memorable. We went Ice Fishing for 2 nights into the Scandinavian Mountains, as a “test-drive” for a new product launch. Bags packed, happy faces, and very high hopes for northern lights. After a rough start with very little fish, some strong blowing winds, and temperatures of -25 degrees, the night cleared up showing a mesmerizing magnetic activity that filled the sky like dust and eventually, what started as a harsh cold trip, ended up being lit around midnight and warming our hearts by the most amazing auroras I’ve yet had the chance to witness. Needless to say, I had peaceful dreams that night.
What is your favorite meal ?
I love “milanesas”, a typical Argentinian dish. Is very similar to the Austrian wiener schnitzel, or the Italian cotoletta alla Milanese, but the Argentinian version has something special that reminds me of home.
What inspires you the most in life?
Exploring and going on new adventures. It reminds me that magic is still out there, and yet to be discovered.
If you were a city or an animal, which one would you be ?
Animal: untammed horse, because of it’s wild yet majestic nature.
City: I don’t tend to like big cities, but I had to choose one, it would be Perugia, in the Umbria Region, center of Italy. This region presents mainly hills, mountains, hollows and plains and extends along the Tiber’s central basin and it is full of antique fortresses and medieval towers. It really reminds me of those middle age fiction movies, which I love.