Moser Active was established by Christian Moser in 2004, after falling in love with Chile during a 6-month hiking and backpacking trip and immigrating to the country in 2000. The company began operating group trips to Chile’s Patagonia region in early 2005 and was the first tour operator to develop the trekking trail around Isla Navarino and offering wilderness trips in the area. In 2009, Moser Active expanded their operation to the northern part of the country to offer trekking tours and mountain expeditions in the Atacama and Altiplano regions. The company, which is based in Puerto Natales in the southern half of Patagonia, offers outdoor active trips across northern and southern Chile, as well as Argentina’s Patagonia area. Trips vary in activity, length of time and physical level.
Christian Moser was born and raised in Austria where he developed a passion for hiking, trekking and the beauty of the great outdoors. He joined the Austrian military forces at the age of 19 and became a paratrooper. During his service he was trained in mountain guiding, search and rescue and survival. He traveled extensively across Europe and Asia; but it was South America that captured his heart and in particular Chile’s mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests that convinced him to settle down in Puerto Natales in 2000. Prior to starting Moser Active in 2004, Christian worked as a freelance mountain guide; leading international visitors on hiking and trekking excursions across the country. As the founder and director of the company, Christian runs the day to day operations and oversee sales and marketing efforts. Every single itinerary offered by Moser Active has been mapped out, developed and tested by Christian himself. During his free time Christian can be found enjoying Chile’s great outdoors, exploring new territory and constantly on the look out for unique places and new routes to offer.
MOSER Active’s enthusiastic team of trekking and mountain guides shares Christians love for the beauty of this unique mountain world. All guides are regularly trained and instructed according to MOSER Active’s philosophy. At the same time, experienced staff takes great care of all administrational requirements cooperating with local Chilean partners.
Vera Stölzner joined our team as a real career changer: after her business studies in Germany, she worked as a tax advisor in her hometown. Whenever possible she loved to travel; new cultures, people and countries have always been a special fascination for her and so it was only a matter of time until she decided to leave Germany. As a backpacker she traveled to many countries but in the end it was Chile, and Patagonia in particular, that she fell in love with. Vera is responsible for the organization of group tours and being a tax advisor she handles MOSER-Active´s accounting. She was trained by the National Outdoor Leadership School (WFR - Wilderness First Responder) and in addition to her mother tongue German she speaks English and Spanish.
Tati was born in the Southern Chilean town of Valdivia. As a daughter of a park ranger working in Torres del Paine, she had already spent time and became fascinated by this beautiful National Park in her early childhood. Later, she worked for the National Park and also used this time to pursue her passion for trekking and climbing. If she’s not on a hike she can often be found on the back of one of her beloved horses. Tati lived in Germany for 4 years where she studied agricultural sciences and ecology in Göttingen. She graduated in the Peruvian Andes and has successfully completed the WFR - Wilderness First Responder Course at the National Outdoors Leadership School (NOLS). Her infectious passion for life and always cheerful nature makes her an excellent companion on our guided trekking trips in Torres del Paine National Park. Besides her native Spanish, Tati also speaks fluent German and English.
Rosario was born and raised in Santiago, she had the good fortune of traveling Chile from north to south. So she decided to make Patagonia her home to take root. With almost 10 years guiding through the southern latitudes, Rosario very much enjoys the time that guiding trips allows her to be outdoors in contact with nature, of which she is untiringly amazed by her adaptive and resilient power, which she would also be happy to share and Communicate everything she knows about these landscapes with her travelers. By the end of the day, it is very possible that she is planning a trip that will take her to a different place on the map. Rosario is trained as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and speaks English, as well as her mother tongue, Spanish.
Ann-Katrin is an Outdoors Person; she loves nature, culture and travelling. In 2013, she fell in love with Chilean Patagonia and became a trekking guide in the Torres del Paine National Park. She enjoys teaching her guests about history, geology, flora and fauna. Apart from hiking and guiding, Ann-Katrin is a passionate horseback rider. She started riding when she was 4 years old, and it was through her work at a horse ranch outside of Santiago that she was able to see and learn about Chile and their people. Ann-Katrin is always looking for new things to do and she just started to learn how to ski at Valle Nevado Resort. Her goal is to successfully participate in courses (e.g.: mountain safety, Wilderness First Responder) to improve her knowledge and skills so that you can take home the best experience!
Isidora was born in Santiago de Chile and comes from a family of musicians. During her one-year stay in Germany, the talented cellist discovered her love and passion for nature, hiking and the mountains. After extensive trekking tours across the South American continent, she realized that her future belonged in to the mountains of Patagonia. The funny and always cheerful Isadora mainly escorts tours through Patagonia and the Torres del Paine National Park. Isidora was trained by the National Outdoors Leadership School (NOLS) as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and speaks German and English, as well as her mother tongue, Spanish.
Gonzalo was born and raised in the Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile, where studied ecotourism. Many years ago, however, he traded big city life with the mountains of Patagonia. Since, he lives in Puerto Natales, where he has found the ideal conditions to pursue his passion for climbing and mountaineering. Several trekking tours have taken him to Peru and Bolivia, as well as multi-week trips throughout Europe. Gonzalo also completed an avalanche course in addition to a basic course in "Rock and Ice" and was trained by the National Outdoors Leadership School (NOLS) as a Wilderness First Responder and Leave No Trace. He speaks Spanish, English and some French.
Jonatan grew up in a small fishing village called Puerto Natales, that is situated in the extreme south of Patagonia. As a local, he knows the southern Patagonia region with its snow-capped mountains like nobody else. We are happy to have him as a local trekking guide on our hiking trips in Torres del Paine and the rest of Patagonia. Jonatan does not only bring in his vast knowledge of the local environment and culture, his friendly and open-minded nature is a true enrichment to our tours. He was trained by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and attended several trainings in different parts of Chile. Jonatan speaks Spanish and English.
Virginia was born in Cordoba / Argentina, where she attended German school. She discovered as a young girl her passion for the nature, trekking and her interest for different cultures. So she turned her hobby into a profession and studied tourism. Subsequently she lived and worked for one year in Switzerland. Her open minded mentality and friendly nature makes a trip with her very special and unforgettable. Virginia was trained by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and speaks Spanish, German and English.
Andrés was born in the capital of the tango, in Buenos Aires, and grew up between El Salvador, Italy and Germany, where he lived for over 10 years. He returned to South American and worked as a trekking guide in Chapadinha, Brasil. Besides his many hobbies like nature and sports, he loves to study the Inca-culture. He attended Guide Courses in Alicante, Spain as well as the EF-Guide training in Paris, France. Andrés speaks Spanish, German, Italian, French and English.
Enrique grew up in a small village called Parinacota, situated in the Chilean Andes at an elevation of 4,400 meters (14,435 ft.). As an Aymara Indian he knows the Altiplano highlands with its snow-capped volcanoes like the back of his hand. Enrique is a top member of our team and a fantastic local mountain guide on our expeditions to the North of Chile. Enrique loves to share his personal knowledge of the Aymara-culture, and his friendly and open-minded nature is a true enrichment to our tours. He was trained by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and attended several trainings with the Chilean Mountain Troopers, based in Putre. Enrique speaks Spanish and Aymara.
Erik was raised in Copiapo in the North of Chile and he calls the Cordillera de los Andes with its numerous summits his home. He ascended more than forty 6,000-meter (19,685 ft.) summits and hence is by far one of the most experienced local mountain guides in the greater area of Ojos del Salado and Puna de Atacama. He has also completed over twenty summit tours alone in the highlands of Ojos del Salado and his calm and cool-headed character make him our best guide for all mountain excursions in this area. Erik speaks Spanish and a fair amount of English.