Hilleberg Tent Talk with Günter Wamser and Sonja Endlweber
In this Hilleberg Tent Talk, recorded in October 2019, Petra sits down with Günter Wamser and Sonja Endlweber to talk about the epic, decades-long nomadic adventure of traveling, by horse, from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska and beyond. The pair relate to Petra Hilleberg stories of their “slow travel” through the Americas, the life of true nomads, living with horses, riding prison inmate-trained Mustangs and, of course, living in Hilleberg tents. Günter Wamser is an aircraft engineer by training, but for the last three decades, he has lived as a nomadic adventurer. He began traveling in Africa and South America with motorcycles, then switched to horses. In 1994, he began his “long ride” from the tip of South America to Alaska – a journey lasting over 30 years. It took Sonja Endlweber, who worked as a business consultant, just one of Günter’s slide presentations to know that her calling was to ride horses through the Americas. She convinced Günter to let her join him and has been riding ever since.
The pair have spent many years traveling from South America to Mexico, then Mexico to Canada, and most recently through North America to Alaska. Their stories paint vivid pictures of wilderness, of people, of self-discovery, and, of course, of living in Hilleberg tents.