… in nineties it was extreme skiing in the High Tatras and ski mountaineering tours in valleys; in summer rock ascents on sandstone rocks, multi-length climbing in the Alps and Dolomities. I met Filip Šilhan, with whom I spent several years in the rocks. On a trip to Chamonix, Dušan Stuchlík introduced me to who the mountain leader is….These friends gave me another direction.
These experiences and dreams came to my mind for several years, then in 2007 I signed up for IFMGA education as a mountain guide. I successfully completed this education in 2010 and obtained an international license from the IFMGA Mountain Leader.
My other hobby and partly livelihood was graphic design and outdoor sport photography. I worked in my company, in which I realized my ideas for czech and foreign outdoor companies. The company logotypes, catalogues, advertisements. My photos have been published in the product catalogues of several significant outdoor companies or in wall calendars. I participated in the preparation of two books about climbing, which were published in the Czech Republic. I was engaged in publishing activities focusing on outdoor, extreme outdoor sports – calendars, guides, books focusing on outdoor, etc. But the job of a mountain guide won for me…
Pavel Zofka Photos
I worked for an Jablonec company Vertical for five years, which represents brands: Petzl, Thermarest, Karrimor, MSR etc., next two years I worked for Oakley brand. But today I devote myself fully to my profession as a mountain guide, it is my full-time job. I run a Skitour center in Dolní Morava under Králický Sněžník – the rental of ski mountaineering skis and the sale of everything that belongs to ski mountaineering. In addition, the services of a mountain guide – courses, tours, tips, advices and practice. I have been working as a mountain guide in Chamonix for 10 seasons where I live a lot of time in summer and partly in winter. I lead my clients from sport rock climbing to ascents to four-thousands peaks. During winter I do ski-touring, freeriding or winter mountaineering with them. Chamonix is made for this work and I love it.
Skitour Centrum Dolní Morava
… I look forward to your visit.
Climbing, ski touring and freeride in the mountains became my drug …