Date of birth:
Heilbronn, Germany
Adidas, Primaloft, Julbo Eyewear, Scarpa, Petzl, Würth, Knott, Suunto,
Alpinism, Paragliding, Trailrunning
Favourite athletes:
Kurt Albert, Ueli Steck, Adam Ondra, Wolfgang Güllich


"Michael Wohlleben"

I was born in 1990 in Augsburg / Bavaria, I started climbing when 8 years, at fourteen I scaled my first 4000er. At 17, I did for the first time Eiger Northface, which was a big dream until then. Later I made early age first free ascents of difficult multi-pitch routes as “Antro.po.cene” (500m/8a) Marocco , “Geht’s noch Doc” (250m/8a) on Plankenstein and “Hystrix ” (250m/8a) in Sicily.

When 21, I was among the youngest UIAGM mountain guides. I also did difficult first ascents such as “Pray for Power” M14 or “Optimist” (1300m / M6) without bolts in winter.

In March 2014 was followed by the first enchainment of the three north faces of the Tre Cime in winter, together with Ueli Steck on the routes Cassin, Comici and Innerkofler. I climbed several routes 8c and one 8b onsight, Eiger North Face in the team in 5h05min. Since 2009, I earned my living as an athlete and mountain guide.

INTERVIEW 2015.06.08

What are you looking for to accomplish?

Too many projects too little time ;-)…now our upcoming project is to climb all 82 summits higher than 4000m of the Alps, with Ueli Steck.

What would be your greatest achievement?

Maybe the first winter enchainment of the north faces of the Tre Cime in 15h42min. Or my first ascent of “Pray for Power” M14 – I already climbed when 18 years – it was one of the first routes in this difficulty world wide.

"Michael Wohlleben"

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

All kind of difficulties, a good physical level is the base for all success, a good mental condition is really important and you need to be able to make fast, right decisions in dangerous situations.

"Michael Wohlleben"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

When I’m tired in the evening.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

While bouldering or trail-running, or soloing easy routes.

"Michael Wohlleben"

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

First key is fun, second is motivation, third is a good recovery and forth is to have a good planning to be as strong as possible at the point.

"Michael Wohlleben"

What are you most nervous about when competing?

I don’t do competitions.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

Don’t know.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

One of the best pieces is probably: not to say we will go for an objective, just say we will look and see if it’s possible. Then there is less pressure. I can’t stand pressure so good. 

"Michael Wohlleben"

What are your future plans?


What are your tips for those who begin now?

Take your time, in training I think we talk about years not weeks and never lose the fun. 

"Michael Wohlleben"