A Few Words About André Schumacher
Born in Rostock, Germany, André studied architecture in Potsdam and later Art, Design, Sculpture, Philosophy and Sociology at the College of Art in Edinburgh. After three years as a freelance architect on the Canary Islands he gave up his job, returned his apartment and pasted his daily routine on the drawing board – initiating an unusual cycling journey from Patagonia to Alaska: „Pole to Pole“.
During and since that time he works as a freelance photographer and travel journalist. He's also a member of the established stock photo agency laif in Cologne. Recurring themes in his photo-journalistic work are the simple life and the joy of travelling, the uniqueness and beauty of our planet and its fragile balance.
André recounts his travels in elaborate photo and film shows infecting his audience with humour and vivid freshness.
Every year André produces the top quality „Pole to Pole“ photo calendar, donating the net profit to handpicked sustainable development projects around the world.
When André isn't travelling he lives in Berlin, Kathmandu and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
A Little Travel Chronology
|93||Cycling trip in southern Norway (1,500 km)|
|95||Cycling trip in Scotland (1,000 km)|
|96||Cycling trip in Norway – From its southern tip to the north cape (3,000 km)|
|97||Solo cycling trip in Norway including a hike across the Jotunheimen National Park (1,000 km)|
|97||Move to Edinburgh, Scotland|
|97–01||Numerous winter und high mountain hikes in the Scottish Highlands|
|98||Cycling trip in southwest and central Norway (2,000 km)|
|99||Solo cycling trip in Norway including a hike across the Rondane National Park (1,000 km)|
|00||Move to San Sebastián, Spain|
|00–02||High mountain hikes in the Pyreneés and the Sierra Cantabrica in Spain|
|01||Trekking und survival skills with an elk hunter in Trøndelag, Norway|
|01||Move to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands|
|02||Cycling trip in Finnmark und Lappland in Norway (2,000 km)|
|02–03||Numerous cycling trips and hikes on the Canary Islands|
|03||Traverse of the Hardangervidda with skis and dogsleds in Norway|
|03–05||South America – Cycling from Patagonia to the Caribbean islands (12,000 km), including various high and extreme mountain hikes in the Patagonian Andes and the Real, Blanca und Huayhuash mountain ranges|
|06||Move to Berlin|
|06||Winter crossing of the Scottish Highlands|
|08||From Vienna through the Karavanks and Dolomites, Vinschgau and Engadin to the Thermal Bath in Vals on foot (1,600 km)|
|08–09||Photo documentary of Antarctica und South Georgia|
|09||From Setesdal through the Hardangervidda to Breheimen, Norway, on foot (500 km)|
|10||Around the world in 80 days – a photographic inventory of the last natural paradises on our planet|
|11||Cargo ship journey from Hamburg to Singapore|
|11||Move to Kathmandu, Nepal|
|11||Visit to Chandigarh, high mountain tours in Spiti and Ladakh, northern India|
|12||From Lanzarote to El Hierro, Canary Islands, on foot|