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Certified Ski Instructor and Bergwanderführer

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Servus, nice to meet you!

Hey my name is Bouke,

And with BRG I help people discover the Mountains. I am a guide for ski tours, ski safaris and multi-day mountain hiking tours in the Alps. as I love to share my passion for mountain sports with others.

In the past few years, I worked at the fire department of the Royal Dutch Air Force, a wonderful base to immerse myself in mountaineering and expand my knowledge and guide groups in my vacations. In 2022, it was time for the next step: making mountaineering my main focus.

On this page I will tell you a little more about where this passion originates from, my vision and who I work with.

From winter sports to all-round mountain instructor: my story

A little man on skis

Since early childhood, I have been visiting the Mountains. A such, I was on skis by the age of three. I remember well what the first experience was like: COLD! But the beauty of looking at the giant mountains as a small child made up for it completely.

The mountains had a soothing effect on me, and I could marvel at them for hours. The love started there. Every year I was lucky enough to go on winter sports with my father or mother during the Christmas break. When the week was over, I would bring the mountains back to the Netherlands in my heart.

After many ski vacations in the winter, we also went on summer vacations to Austria to go mountain hiking. I really wondered… What’s so great about hiking in the mountains? After the first day, I turned 180 degrees: it was great to push your limits and go to places you would never go to in winter!

At three years old in ski class

I started Guiding from an early age

The reason is that I enjoyed planning the routes when I would go out skiing or hiking with my mother and sisters. I would always be the guide, as orientating oneself is not always easy, especially in the mountains. It turned out that I had a talent for this: for me, it was easy to orientate. Furthermore, it was a lot of fun to do. Never had I dreamed that I could turn my hobby into my job!

Education: Learning, learning, learning

Having made many trips myself, I wanted more of a challenge. So I decided to delve into mountaineering. In 2016, I decided to do a basic mountaineering course with the NKBV (C1) which I successfully completed. It was a great experience and that’s when I found out that you can learn even more in the mountains.

So I continued my training: ANWÄRTER, Landes, the C2 training of the NKVB, and later also the training to Bergwanderführer. I did all of this next to my job in at the Royal Dutch Air Force and my volunteer work as a Hockey trainer of at the local field hockey club. In these years I have learned a lot, both technically and personally. It seemed like everything was coming together…

Mountain hiking

Bergwanderführer summer course |
Maria Alm (2022)

NKBV Alpinism C2 | Ortler (2021)

NKBV Toprope | The Netherlands (2020)

NKBV Alpinism C1 | Wildspitze (2016)

Winter sports

Ski instructor Landes | Kaprun (2023)

Bergwanderführer winter course |
Maria Alm (2022)

Alpine Course Off-piste skiing | Kaprun (2021)

Ski instructor Anwärter | Kaprun (2019)

Mountain hiking

Bergwanderführer summer course | Maria Alm (2022)

NKBV Alpinism C2 | Ortler (2021)

NKBV Toprope | The Netherlands (2020)

NKBV Alpinism C1 | Wildspitze (2016)

Winter sports

Ski instructor Landes | Kaprun (2023)

Bergwanderführer winter course | Maria Alm (2022)

Alpine Course Off-piste skiing | Kaprun (2021)

Ski instructor Anwärter | Kaprun (2019)

Taking groups to the mountains

It was the combination of my ski experience, being a hockey trainer and work background that led me to join Snow Experience in 2021. Through them, I had the opportunity to guide several groups on multi-day ski tours and ski safaris that winter. Then I knew it for sure: this is what I want to dedicate my life to.

With Snow Experience in Italy

Bouke van den Reek BRG skihuttentocht Dolomieten

BRG and the move to Austria

Accordingly, the plan emerged to start a business to share my passion for mountain sports with others. As a result, BRG Mountain Experience was born. Fun fact: BRG originally stood for “Bouke Reek Guide,” and coincidentally it almost spelled BERG (the Dutch/German word for Mountain)!

I quit my job and began preparing for the big step of truly dedicating my life to the Mountains. At the moment, I divide my time between beautiful Leogang, Austria, and the Netherlands. In winter, I organize hut-to-hut tours with my company, and in summer, I work as a guide for Tirol Outdoor Experience and other organizations. In the spring and fall, I organize my own tours.

It is truly a privilege to be able to make your job out of your passion! I still feel like that little man of three who marveled at the Mountains in wonder… I expect that feeling will never fade away! 

Want to know more? Please contact me!

Vision of BRG

Relaxing

Are you going out with BRG? Then you can let go of everything. My goal is to arrange everything down to the last detail such that you can completely relax and enjoy!

Expertise

By attending many training courses, both technical and theoretical, I can provide you with a competence and a safe tour.

Adventurous

We will push boundaries together and be totally immersed in nature. The tours are pleasant & active, such that you can look back on a real adventure.

Collaborations

Together you stand stronger, especially in the mountains. That’s why I like to work with others to learn from and support each other.

For Tirol Outdoor Experience, I guide several mountain hiking tours in the spring and summer. This includes trips from hut to hut as well as hikes from a fixed sleeping place.

Do you too see opportunities for a beautiful collaboration?

Go on tour with me!

In winter, spring, summer and fall, the mountains are beautiful in every season. Explore one of the options below, or go to the tour page for a list of all the scheduled tours. Is your dream tour not here yet? Then contact me and we’ll co-create it together!

Skihuttentocht Dolomieten week 11

Skien

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Vanaf €999
Gegarandeerd vetrek: nog een paar plekken beschikbaar!
In de betoverende Dolomieten, waar majestueuze bergpieken de horizon domineren en besneeuwde valleien een sprookjesachtig landschap vormen, lonkt een onvergetelijk avontuur!

Week 11,

8 dagen:

09-03-24 t/m
16-03-24
Volgeboekt

Skihuttentocht Dolomieten week 12

Skien

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Vanaf €999
Helemaal volgeboekt!
In de betoverende Dolomieten, waar majestueuze bergpieken de horizon domineren en besneeuwde valleien een sprookjesachtig landschap vormen, lonkt een onvergetelijk avontuur!

Week 12,

8 dagen:

16-03-24 t/m
23-03-24

Skihuttentocht Dolomieten week 13

Skien

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Vanaf €999
Eerste Boekingen zijn binnen!
In de betoverende Dolomieten, waar majestueuze bergpieken de horizon domineren en besneeuwde valleien een sprookjesachtig landschap vormen, lonkt een onvergetelijk avontuur!

Week 13,

8 dagen:

23-03-24 t/m
30-03-24

Als eerste op de hoogte van de Ski Huttentochten voor winter 23/24?

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