I got into climbing when my brother took me along climbing when I was 14 years old. That’s how I started. Together we went to the bouldering gym in Flirsch. I enjoyed climbing from the very first minute. After my first visit to the gym, I went climbing regularly. Later I climbed a lot with my sister Claudia and Bernd Zangerl-(no relation ). He took us to a rock face for the first time. Together we checked out the various boulder regions in Switzerland. I can very well remember my first rock face experience. Back then I could hardly imagine that climbing on a natural surface could be so much better than what I did before. It was an incisive experience for me. I was just focused on bouldering for six years and travelled to the different bouldering areas around the world.
The next key moment, was my backinjury, a herniated vertebral disc (happend in 2009), which made me to change my attitude towards climbing a bit. I wasn’t allowed to do bouldering for a long time, which was my focus up until then. There was too much strain on my disc, especially when jumped down from a boulder. Therefore, I started with easy sport climbs, which at the same time was a kind of therapy for my injury. That’s how I discovered a new passion. I thoroughly enjoyed trying something new.
Today I can say that it is more motivating for me to combine everything and enjoy and explore the different styles of climbing. I love being outdoors, travel to various regions to try out cool alpine routes, sport multipitches, trad climbs or sportclimbs. Climbing and the lifestyle involved are important to me. And I like to rise to a challenge and master it. Whenever I manage something that is at my personal limit, it’s an incredible feeling that encourages me to carry on and to explore new boundaries.
Over the winter months I train indoors. In the summer I try to spend most of my time outdoors on the rock face. At the moment i also work parttime in a hospital as radiology assistant.
|By style||By type||Diff. band||Ascents||Hardest ascent|
|Red point||124||9a||Speed intégrale 2 years ago|
|Onsight||4||8b||Bonobo 3 years ago|
|Flash||1||8b||Alcesti 3 years ago|
|Red point||25||R||★★★ The Path 2 years ago|
|8b+||Sangre de Toro|
|5.14a||Magic Mushroom (free)|
|Flash||1||6c||Point Blank 3 years ago|
|Onsight||2||5.12d||★★★ The Great Arch 2 years ago|
|By area||Diff. band||Ascents||Hardest ascent|
|Siurana||13||8c+||Chicane 3 years ago|
|Valle del Sarca||10||8b+||★★★ I Riflessi del Rosso 2 years ago|
|Yosemite National Park||9||5.14a||Magic Mushroom (free)|
|5.14a||★ Magic Mushroom 3 years ago|
|Kalkofen||8||8c+||Instructor 4 months ago|
|8c+||Unleashed 4 months ago|
|Cadarese||6||8a||★★★ Turkey Crack 3 years ago|
|8a||★★ The Doors 6 years ago|
|8a||Mustang 6 years ago|
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