Born in Switzerland in 1966
«I want to feel nature, to live in it. I love this wonderful silence and the miracles that can be found in it. To experience our human strengths, the beauty, but also our weaknesses in order to grow personally and to become stronger. This has become an important asset in my life I very much like to share with guests and I never want to do without again.
At school, I was constantly looking out the window, dreaming that somewhere out there, must be another kind of life.
Driven by the yearning for a natural life, I spent my youth on mountains and wanted to become a mountain guide. My search took me from the Eiger north face to the vertical El Capitan in California all the way to Alaska. When I was just 20 years old, I left with a friend to live on a lonely island in south Alaska (for 5 weeks) amid the Kodiak bears to experience and photograph these wonderful animals.
That’s how everything started 30 years ago. Since then, the wilderness has become an important part of my life.
I concentrated on professional photography, founded the company Glanzmann Tours and worked for a leading stock photography agency. This allowed me to guide guests to the remote wilderness areas of Alaska, the Yukon and the Arctic and into the world of brown, black and polar bears.
Incidentally, my new home was built right here next to the wonderful Kluane National Park. All log cabins and houses were built by ourselves, on a low budget, but with lots of ideas and visions.
My future? Just as before! Living in nature, spending quality time with guests and friends in the wilderness, experiencing and sharing adventures, continuing to realizing dreams as well as all of my creative photography and film projects.»
Beat’s photography website
Facebook Beat Glanzmann Photography
Multimedia show «Ein neuer Horizont»
In winter 2015, Beat presented his own, elaborate live multivision “Ein neuer Horizont” in 15 Swiss cities: the authentic story of a life close to nature.
A visit to Swiss television DRS with Kurt Aeschbacher
Watch «Heimatland!» by Kurt Aeschbacher online
The Swiss presenter Kurt Aeschbacher is talking to Beat about his twenty years of living in the wilderness in Yukon, Canada (Swiss German, a broadcast from 2014).