Rene Schwaller

Trekking and Ski Guide
Rene and view to Ama Dablam

When not away on expeditions to Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp, Swiss guide Rene Schwaller can be found loving life in the mountains of his adopted New Zealand, heli-ski guiding and ski touring in the winter and trekking or paragliding in the summer.

Born in Switzerland and raised on skis, Rene is now based in Queenstown, New Zealand. For the past 30 years he has been guiding people heli-skiing in the Southern Alps of New Zealand during the winter months and working as an Adventure Trekking Guide both in New Zealand and around the world during the summer months. Also a professional paragliding pilot, he has climbed and flown several high peaks, including the highest in New Zealand, Aoraki Mount Cook. Rene regularly guides for Adventure Consultants on Kilimanjaro and our Everest Base Camp Treks.

R Schwaller SL2

"Always felt that Rene had the group’s interests at heart. He was encouraging and worked to help the group form a strong bond."

Lynn Twigley
Everest Base Camp Trek
R Schwaller SL3

"Rene was great. He handled everything with confidence, patience and humor. He did a great job at dealing with 12 different personalities."

Ilona Lambert
Everest Base Camp Trek
R Schwaller SL

"This guy is awesome! I do not have one negative thing to say about him. I would follow him on any adventure."

Paul O’Malley, USA
Everest Base Camp Trek