Rudolf Rother - Pictures, Art, Photography

Rudolf Rother

  Massif du Mont Blanc by Rudolf Rother
Massif du Mont Blanc
Alps
from $ 649 to $ 2,990
  Lechtaler Alpen by Rudolf Rother
Lechtaler Alpen
Alps
from $ 649 to $ 2,990
  Walliser Alpen by Rudolf Rother
Walliser Alpen
Alps
$ 499
  Gruppo di Brenta by Rudolf Rother
Gruppo di Brenta
Alps
from $ 449 to $ 1,699
  Kitzsteinhorn by Rudolf Rother
Kitzsteinhorn
Alps
from $ 449 to $ 1,599
  Ortleralpen by Rudolf Rother
Ortleralpen
Alps
$ 449
  Dolomiten by Rudolf Rother
Dolomiten
Alps
$ 449
  Ennstaler Alpen by Rudolf Rother
Ennstaler Alpen
Alps
from $ 449 to $ 1,149
  Le Brévent by Rudolf Rother
Le Brévent
Alps
from $ 449 to $ 1,099
  Upsspitze by Rudolf Rother
Upsspitze
Alps
from $ 449 to $ 1,099
  Hohe Geige by Rudolf Rother
Hohe Geige
Alps
from $ 449 to $ 1,099
  Drei Zinnen by Rudolf Rother
Drei Zinnen
Alps
from $ 449 to $ 1,099
  Matterhorn by Rudolf Rother
Matterhorn
Alps
from $ 449 to $ 1,099

Background Information about Rudolf Rother

Bio

Rudolf Rother was born in 1927 in Munich. After fighting in the war and being taken prisoner by the French, he started an apprenticeship as typesetter and publishing manager. From 1951 through 1953, he attended the "Meisterschule für Deutschlands Buchdrucker" at Munich. His journeyman years took him to Frankfurt, Zurich, Düsseldorf, New York and Springfield, Illinois.

After his return to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1956, he joined the publishing company "Bergverlag Rudolf Rother", established by his father in 1920. Having taken over the publishing house in 1964, he extended the existing book series and introduced new products. He turned his enterprise into the leading publishing house for Alpine guide literature in German language.

This professional challenge happily met Rother’s enthusiasm for mountain climbing and Alpine skiing. Almost every weekend and on vacations, he climbed the peaks of the Alps. In his younger years, he was eager for the challenging climbs. His tour book contains the longitudinal crossing of Mont Blanc and Matterhorn in the Western Alps as well as the Haute Route, the crossing of the Vallis Alps on skis. At the time, many of these tours originated at simple huts devoid of the service frills.

Always an ambitious photographer, Rudolf Rother took up panorama photography in the 1960s. In addition to his Alpine gear, from then on he loaded the heavy panorama camera into his backpack. Often, he found himself hiking the same way twice or even three times to seek the appropriate weather and suitable light. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s, his collection grew to a volume of 500 panoramas.

Today, Rudolf Rother lives in his Alpine “retirement-cottage” in Munich.