June 24th, 2020
In the Fall of 2019, Petra Hilleberg sat down with Günter Wamser and Sonja Endlweber to record this Hilleberg Tent Talk, covering Gunter and Sonja’s epic, decades-long nomadic adventure of traveling, by horse, from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska and beyond. The pair tell Petra about traveling on horseback through South and Latin America, Mexico and North America, their life as true nomads, living with horses, riding Mustang horses trained by prison inmates, and, of course, living in Hilleberg tents. Their stories paint vivid pictures of wilderness, of people, of self-discovery, and of life-long adventure.
While Günter is an aircraft engineer by training, he discovered early that travel was his calling, and began doing long motorcycle trips in Africa and South America. In 1994, he switched to horses and began his long ride from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska – an adventure that turned into a way of life. Sonja Endlweber worked as a business consultant, but, after watching a slide presentation by Günter, she discovered that her true calling was to join Günter and ride through North America.