Xaver Mayr

Dear Xari,

It seems like it was just yesterday, the first time that you took part in one of our events. You made sure that we always moved along safely and assisted us in that composed way of yours. Your love of life was infectious. Mountaineering was a passion, inspiration and calling for you. You were not only a member of our ACTIVE Team, but also a very good friend. You will always be a part of our team.
We will miss you. Our thoughts now go out to your family and friends.

Your friends,
the LOWA team

Xari Mayr

Faites ce que vous aimez et suivez votre voie !

Xari Mayr

If you come from the Garmisch area, a place where the mountains tower just outside your front door, you cannot be anything but a mountaineer. Franz-Xaver "Xari" Mayr was such an individual. He did finish a programme where he learned to be a precision machinist. But as he said himself, it really wasn't his thing. For this reason, he changed directions, earned certification as a mountain guide and then devoted himself to the job.

Xaver Mayr
Xaver Mayr

As the youngest member of the German Alpine Association team, he joined his LOWA ACTIVE colleagues Josef Pfnür, Raffaele Sebastiani and Tobias Karpinski in completing two first ascents in Kyrgyzstan. David Göttler, their trainer and a LOWA PRO team member, led the five-member group above 5,000 metres two times during a final expedition in summer 2015. This was just one of the many highlights Xari experienced in mountaineering. It was the variety that enthralled him.

Xari was killed on 27 January 2018 while descending an icefall at the end of the valley of Langental in South Tyrol.

Xaver Mayr