A day in the life - The exploration club

After moving from Germany to Innsbruck, Austria three years ago to start life as a full time adventure photographer, David Herzig's life has gone from one of mundanity to one of exploration . Although leaving the flatlands of his homeland for the alpine wilderness of the Austrian alps was a choice filled with uncertainty, he now can't imagine living anywhere else and uses Innsbruck as a base to travel around the world to work on projects and expeditions. We asked David to give us a snapshot of a day in the life of a full time adventurer and his experience living in one of Europe's best mountain cities.

Being born and raised in a very flat area in the middle of Germany, I knew from an early age that I had to move to the mountains. Three years ago my dream became true when I moved to Innsbruck, in the heart of the Alps. Living here is really easy going, with a population of 120,000 people and 30,000 students, one in four people living here is under the age of 30. That´s why you can find a lot of alternative cafés, bars and lounges dotted all around the city with a variety of options to suit all nightlife needs. The best thing about Innsbruck is undoubtedly the outdoor lifestyle! Almost everyone, who moves to this incredible place, has mountain sports as a background. Whether they be professional mountain guides, snowboarders or full time ski bums, Innsbruck has become a Mecca for all those drawn to mountain sports.