Hey, we’re Christine and Scott Madeux
and we believe life outside is better
Scott (my husband) and I are two Americans living next to the German, Swiss, and Austrian Alps. We moved from Idaho to southern Germany due to our desire to live and work close to some of the most beautiful mountains on earth. Over three years into that life-changing decision, and we haven’t regretted it for a minute.
Whether it's sunrise hikes, afternoon picnics, alpine lake swims, stargazing…you name it. The more time we spend outside, the more we realize there’s nowhere else we’d rather be. Our mission is to help you feel inspired by the world around you (and feel more confident to get out in it!).
My first experience with the mountains was while living and working in southeast Alaska. I was fascinated by the remoteness of the jagged peaks and bright blue glaciers (especially the glaciers). I also realized that I loved hiking up steep trails where my legs and lungs were trying to do everything to get me to take a breather. Being able to push through and reach some amazing viewpoints made it all worth the effort. I enjoy getting to know an area well and finding the hidden sweet spots that only those that really look for them can find. I also get a big kick out of showing people the obvious and not so obvious beauty of the areas in which we work.
Growing up, I had never dreamed of climbing mountains. To the contrary, I actually lived in one of America’s flattest states, Indiana. When I was 15 though, I came across a photo of Grindelwald, Switzerland and something in that moment clicked. I needed places like that in my life. I began to pursue jobs all over, from working on trail construction in Glacier National Park, Montana, and throughout Northwest Colorado to Alaska and Germany. Over the years, my passion for the outdoors has continued to grow. Sharing that with others through hiking + photography has brought me so much fulfillment!