Team - Outdoor Interlaken

Outdoor Interlaken is an international team of outdoor recreation and adventure sports enthusiasts.  All tour guides from Outdoor Interlaken are proven experts in their field. Outdoor Interlaken AG places a strong emphasis on only recruiting experienced guides. Each guideis required to be certified by SOA and complete the SOA training courses and examination. In certain cases, foreign certifications are recognized as equivalent.  Each guide is required to attend a CPR course each season, and internal guide refresher courses are made at the beginning of each summer. The majority of our international team have been working for several seasons in Interlaken and have a detailed understanding of the area and the special features.


 

Summer Team

Guides

Beni Steuri

Beni Steuri

Country: Switzerland
Qualifications: CEO, Rafting Level 2 , Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: "Stüüüürii San" "Bändicht"
Special about him: "looks scandinavian, but is truly swiss"
Favourite quotes: sali, alles klar? "du,heiter das scho chönne erledige" "duesch du im kalender ilade oder söll i?


 

Riaan Meintjes

Riaan Meintjes

Country: South Africa
Qualifications: Operations Manager, Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: Mr. Bobby
Special about him: he's the unofficial Outdoor Interlaken car mechanic
Favourite quotes: " don't worry i make a plan" "are you kidding me, no days off"


 

Timmay Poole

Tim Poole

Country: Australia
Qualifications: Base Manager, Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: “Timmay”
Special about him: "same hairstlye as Albert Einstein" "came back to Outdoor Interlaken after a 4 years break"
Favourite quotes: "i don't ask this kind of questions" " has anyone seen my wife??"


 

Manu Weibel

Manu Weibel

Country: Switzerland
Qualifications: Base Manager, Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: “Gnu”
Special about him: His fast is faster than your fast
Favourite quotes: "Can we do this faster guys!!", "ooh, can we eat some of this?"


Rayno van Heerden

Rayno van Heerden

Country: South Africa
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: “Rambo”
Special about him: The longest and skinniest…. guide we have.
Favourite quotes: too many as he has a comment for everything and everyone around him.


Stephan Litzler

Stephan Litzler

Country: Switzerland
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: “Spitty” and “Ruedi”
Special about him: Stress?? Rush?? He’s from Stechelberg… that says it all, these guys don’t even have clocks yet
Favourite quotes: "JaJa nume ruig giälä..."


Marc Gacond

Marc Gacond

Country: Switzerland
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: "marküüüs", "kusi", "couscous".
Spacial about him: Used to film a cooking show 
Favourite quotes: "I'll be fine, I used to work on the Zambesi!"


Stanford Ricketts

Stanford Ricketts

Country: South Africa
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: “Stan the Man”, "Stanfordius Maximus”
Special about him: He has been everywhere, done everything and is still around…
Favourite quotes: ‘’howzit ‘’, ‘’lekker’’, ‘’ox’’, ‘’bru’’, ‘’eish’’, and many more South African words.

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Iain Carey

Iain Carey

Country: Scotland
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: Scotty, Doodle, Scottish, Punk....and many more
Special about him: Best story teller ever, he talks for 10 hours straight but no one knows what he was saying
Favourite quotes: "Whatever you punk" or "do you know what I'm saying" (most of the time not).


Andie Williams

Andie Williams

Country: England
Qualifications: Rafting Photographer,  Rafting Level 1, Trip Leader
Also known as: “Flaps”
Special about her: "She keeps up the female flag in the Outdoor crew" "breaking photo cameras."
Favourite quotes: ‘’ whatever’’, ‘’has anyone seen my pants?"

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Sylvain Varlet

Sylvain Varlet

Country: France
Qualifications: Canyoning Level 2, Rafting Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: “Frenchie” “Maurice” Coco”
Special about him: He will never loose his french accent.
Favourite quotes: "aaah u know to me fast it doesn’t matter…"


Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Country: New Zealand
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canonying Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: Matti
Special about him: Pretty boy… looks like he just turned 12 years old but guides like a veteran.
Favourite quotes: he laughs more than he actually talks.


Mustard

Mustard Robley

Country: England
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: Barrie Robley, Captain Dijon or as the swiss call him "Sänf"
Special about him: Can do The Patrick Swayze' s Dirty Dancing lift! No one actually seems to know his real name.
Favourite quotes: "Sälü....hahaha" "naaaa whatever, i don't have a girlfriend"

Learn more about Mustard in this short interview


Santiago Carlin

Santiago Carlin

Country: Peru
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 1, Trip Leader
Also known as: Santi
Special about him: works harder than anyone else, first guy to pack in the morning and last guy to clean in the evening.
Favourite quotes: "¡ey my friend!"


Tim Trevaskis

Tim Trevaskis

Country: Australia or should we say Tasmania
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 1, Trip Leader
Also known as: Tazzie
Special about him: He eats more Swiss chocolate than any Swiss person ever could
Favourite quotes: “yeah yeah mate”, “hey Riaan, can I have a day off?” "my name is.... and i am a kayaker"

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Timo Bellen

Timo Bellen

Country: Germany
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 1, Trip Leader
Also known as: "bell-end" "schweinebacke"
Special about him: German Kayak Champion, still wears flip flops and shorts in winter, there's no extreme sport he didn't try.
Favourite quotes: "Heute Abend geh ich wirklich schlafen" "Ja die war ganz gut" "so jetzt ist mal Ruhe hier" "schnauze!!!"


Tim Hart

Tim Hart

Country: New Zealand
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader
Also known as: Timi Tits
Special about him: Hairiest under arms in the whole world :-)
Favourite quotes: "eeeeehhh whatever brooo".


Todd Danna

Todd Danna

Country: New Zealand / Switzerland
Qualifications: Rafting Level 1, Canyoning Level 1
Also known as: it’s just Toddi
Special about him: Swiss carpenter in the making, extreme skier.
Favourite quotes: "Yeah whatever", "if you ski fast enough you will always clear any surprise cliffs".


Cuan Coetzee

Cuan Coetzee

Country: South Africa
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 1, Trip Leader
Also known as: “Q"
Special about him: shortest guide we have, Looks like the pretty blond man-boy from The Blue Lagoon Movie
Favourite quotes:"No drama chicken farmer" "your leg is a puss"


 

Mario Heller

Mario Heller

Country: Switzerland
Qualifications: Canyoning Level 1
Also known as: Schlumpf
Special about him: he had to work in the Ropes Course for one season before beeing allowed to join the Canyoning/Rafting crew.
Favourite quotes: "sind mini adidas schueh acho"
 


 

Phil Welch

Phil Welch

Country: England
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Canyoning Level 1, Trip Leader
Also known as: "boltigen man"
Special about him: confidential life before joining Outdoor Interlaken.... we can't tell you guys anything
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Heath Weir

Heath Weir

Country: New Zealand
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Kurt Leitch

Kurt Leitch

Country: Scotland
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Hadrien Kieny

Hadrien Kieny

Country: France
Qualifications: Rafting Level 2, Trip Leader, Bus Driver, BBQ Legend
Also known as: Nootch
Special about him: most unexpected comeback in the history of Outdoor Interlaken..mr comeback 2013
Favourite quotes: "ooohhh bobby" "arrete" "ça ne marche pas" "mais nooooon"


 

Julian Schäfer

Julian Schäfer

Country: Germany
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Dimi Oehler

Dimitri Oehler

Country: Switzerland / Korsika
Qualifications: none yet.... legend in his own mind
Also known as: "Felix Junior" "Dimitrov"
Special about him: "youngest guide since Sebi Blaser" "legally not an adult just yet"
Favourite quotes: he prefers to steal quotes of other staff and make them his own


 

Office & Shop

Fabian von Moos

Fabian von Moos

Country: Switzerland
Position: Office Manager / Summer Shop Manager / Part time Photographer
Also known as: "the moose", "President Goonbag"
Special about him: Texting his bosses at random times at night
Favourite quotes: "whati whati", "ooooooohhh yeeeeeeahh", "söttsch nöd", "werum" "wo isch mi praktikant??  "I go to the gym now!"


Stephanos Gaitanos

Stephanos Gaitanos

Country: New Zealand
Position: Canyoning Level 2, Trip Leader, Head of Marketing, Winter Shop Manager
Also known as: “The G” "Stepanouplos" "Greekolos"
Special about him: The only kiwi with a Bernese Oberland accent.
Favourite quotes: We can make a plan! "Aprikosestange han i wodsch"


Adrian Müller

Adrian Müller

Country: Switzerland
Position: Front and Back Office aka Chief Support Team and Special Tasks
Also known as: “Adi” “Jennifer O’Brien” “Müllers”
Special about him: almost became a professional swiss ice hockey player....almost :-), working on his comeback now
Favourite quotes: “ja weisch”, “chum itz mau”, “ja mach mau”.


Elena Koch

Elena Koch

Country: Switzerland
Position: Front Office
Also known as: Jeli
Special about her: After every summer she says i can't come back next year, but so far she came back again and again and..
Favourite quotes: "Nei ich bin ned usem Thurgau" "Ja siiiiiicheeerrr"


 

Melanie Toma

Melanie Toma

Country: Switzerland/Italy
Position: Front Office
Also known as: Mel
Special about her: actually aplied a bit too late for the job but we still confirmed with her
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Alexandra Suter

Alexandra Suter

Country: Switzerland
Position: Practicant Front & Back Office
Also known as: Alex
Special about her: "Our only member of staff who doesn't live in Interlaken... she's a Thun girl"
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Marianne Staehelin

Marianne Staehelin

Country: Switzerland
Position: Human Resources
Also known as: "Müngä" "Muetter Staaaeeeehlin"
Special about her: it took her 3 years to get her very own desk
Favourite quotes: "he was wodsch" "lue mau es isch schöns wätter, da gang i lieber go flüge"