Hans is an excellent local guide, with intimate knowledge of the mountain and its birdlife. He's also very skilled at setting up a campsite and maintaining his hides, from which visitors can watch several species of birds of paradise feeding on forest fruit. These include the superb bird of paradise, the magnificent bird of paradise, the black sicklebill and the Western parotia.

Hans can also take you on treks to bowerbird nests and a gorgeous mountaintop overlook.