|Christian Kollinsky born 1965, qualified with an MSc in Biology at Innsbruck University and spent some time at Oxford University where he had a research assistantship in the Wildlife Conservation Unit. Returning to Austria he completed his training as an Alpine Mountain Walking Guide. As a mountain guide he worked throughout the Alps as well as in Kenya and Turkey. He also spent some time as an instructor in biology at the Mountain Guide Training School in the Austrian Tyrol. He speaks excellent English, German and Turkish and lives with his Turkish wife, Sibel, and three children in Beycik, a small Turkish mountain village at the foot of Tahtali (Mount Olympos) in the Antalya region. His love and enthusiasm for flora and fauna add greatly to any walk with him. Even at night there is a lot to be seen and his night tours using night vision equipment allow an unique insight into the nightlife of the area.