Michael Larcher

Place and year of birth

  • Hall/Tyrol, Austria, 1959

Function in the CAA

  • Chairman of the commission of mountaineering, training and safety

Function in the ÷AV (Austrian Alpine Club)

  • Head of department of mountaineering (salaried)


  • Certified mountain- and ski guide, sworn and juridically certified expert for alpine accidents. Since 1992 manifold contributions to safety in mountaineering: Development of risk management strategies "Stop or Go" (1999, together with Robert Purtscheller) and "Partnercheck"(1997). Founder and chief editor of "bergundsteigen - Zeitschrift fŁr Risikomanagement im Bergsport" for many years, author of the classical book "Seiltechnik" (with Heinz Zak) and numerous specialized contributions to safety in mountaineerung. Leader of the governmental instructor formation for skimountaineering, alpine tours and alpine climbing.


  • Michael Larcher llives in Innsbruck, together with his partner Elisabeth and the 4 joint children.


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