We at Verival believe that Austria and the mountains simply belong together – just like your breakfast and muesli! If you have ever experienced the beauty of the Austrian mountains yourself, than you know, that after each visit there’s always a special story to be told. We’ve met with sportsman Jakob Herrmann to hear about his love for the alps.

#1 What do the mountains mean to you?

Mountains mean passion and freedom to me – it’s a magical combination! And they are my second home.

#2 Do you prefer mountains in summer or winter?

I love the mountains during summer – the variety of possible activities is amazing! But still I have to admit, that I prefer winter – I find the different snow conditions fascinating and I am amazed by the winter landscape. And, by the way, skiing downhill is much nicer than having to walk 😉

#3 What’s your favourite power breakfast before heading for the mountains?

The Verival glutenfree Cranberry-Cherry Muesli mixed with grounded ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and a hint of salt – all of it slightly toasted in a frying pan and then mixed together with water or rice drink and simmer for 10min. Just before the end I add a very ripe banana or fresh berries.

My special advice is to add some butter / sesame paste and sunflower seeds at the very end as it makes everything tastes even better!

#4 What’s always in your backpack when you go on a mountain trip?

Definitely a bag of Verival Date Pralines!

#5 Is there a life lesson that only mountains can teach you?

To really live in the moment and not care about anything else but what’s right in front of you.

#6 Which of your alpine experiences has shaped you the most?

I lost a good friend of mine two years ago when we were on a tour together in the mountains … since that day I carry him with me wherever I go and try to give him as many beautiful moments as I can.

#7 Do you prefer to be alone or hike in company?

There’s something beautiful in sharing a perfect moment on the mountains, but I actually had the most memorable times just being by myself.

#8 Beach holiday or hiking trip?

Hiking trip !!!

#9 What’s more important to you, the journey or the mountain peak as your destination? 

The journey is the reward – to reach the peak is the finishing touch! I enjoy each and every moment of the journey so I am not disappointed whenever I don’t reach the mountain top. I always say, that the mountain still will be there tomorrow – so there’s no need to take any unnecessary risks!

Do you like this post? Share it with friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter &
get your 10% discount

Subscribe to the free Verival newsletter for regular updates on new products, ongoing offers and helpful nutrition and breakfast tips. You can revoke your consent to the receipt of the newsletter at any time.