I stood on my very first slackline during a climbing trip in 2009. At first I thought slacklining was stupid and way too difficult and frustrating to ever be fun. But after I managed to walk a few steps I became addicted.
I started practicing almost every day and would soon do tricks, jumps and summersaults on the line. I became part of the Elephant Slacklines team and participated in many events and competitions, the climax being the famous German TV show “WETTEN, DASS…”.
Always having had a strong passion for nature, mountains, heights and adrenaline rushes, it was only natural that I would soon get on my very first highline. That was about four years ago and until now, highlining is the best feeling I have ever experienced. I found lots of friends who felt the same way and ever since, we have been pushing each other’s limits and establishing new highlines all over the world.
- 2011: World record: longest jumpline crossed in one combo: 50m
- 2012: 2nd place ISPO Slackline Open
- 2012: 2nd place Slackline Contest Hochkönig
- 2013: 1st place Austrian Trickline Cup, Bichlbach
- 2013: 2nd place in famous German TV show “WETTEN, DASS...”
- 2013: Participation at the first ever Red Bull Airlines contest
- 2014: 1st place Austrian Trickline Cup, Vienna
- 2014: World record: longest slackline over a strong current: 122m
- 2015: First ascends of over 10 new highlines in USA and Canada
- 2015: Second ascend of a 296m highline on low tech webbing (shared world record)
- 2015: First ascend of a new 188m highline in the Austrian alps
I want to live my life as energetically and passionately as possible.
I wish to experience the limits of my physical and mental strength every day and get out of my comfort zone as much as I can. I also want to inspire others to do the same, because I believe that is what leads to ultimate happiness: adventures and pushing your limits.
My greatest achievement so far is having successfully walked a 296 m long Highline on regular low tech slackline webbing (as opposed to high-tech webbing like dyneema, which most records are walked on because it is way easier).
I was out there in the air for over 40 minutes, completely in the zone.
Highlining involves a lot of climbing, mountaineering, handling complicated gear and calculating forces. Many people who start highlining will experience a very natural fear of heights, which takes time to overcome.
Overall, the rigging usually turns out the most difficult. It often takes us entire days to scout for suitable terrain, get a connection over a canyon, place bolts, etc. All that for sometimes only a few hours of actual highline time.
Being out there in the air, levitating on a piece of webbing, only one inch away from flying. Experiencing an adrenalin rush while being in full control of my body and my mind.
I usually don’t go highlining alone, simply because it is more fun with others. In an alpine environment it can also be really dangerous to go on your own. But I often go longline alone in nearby parks in Munich and just practice tricks and endurance on the line.
I try pushing my personal limits all the time. That is, each session, I try to stay on the line a bit longer, or come up with new tricks or challenges such as walking backwards, bouncing on one leg, etc.
What’s even more important though, is having fun. I never look at slacklining as training for a certain purpose, but rather as pure enjoyment.
Whenever I am walking a really long highline, close to my personal limit, I’m usually nervous about walking the end. That is the hardest part and where I usually tend to fall if I don’t stay focused.
I think I have quite a few fans inside and outside of the slackline community who love what I do and who are inspired by my projects, just as I am inspired by them.
One of my biggest fans certainly is my 8 year old brother Leo, who loves watching me and who recently slid over a highline together with me, showing no fear of height whatsoever.
Carl Marrs, a good friend of mine from the US, once told me to “fight without desire”, meaning I should let go of the thought of “sending” the line from anchor to anchor and just focus on each step and the joy of being on a highline. It worked! When I started caring less about falling, I was able to cruise that line with ease.
Finishing my teacher’s degree at the University of Munich and then traveling the world, looking for the most epic and beautiful highline spots and visiting my friends in the USA and Canada.
Rafting Isar – Lenggries – Bad Tölz , … the ideal beginners tour for wild-water Rafting.
Meeting point: Action & Fun outdoor center in Bad Tölz, Königsdorferstrasse 22f.
Time: Tours are every Saturday and Sunday at 10 am and 2 pm. For groups of at least 4 people tours start every day.
Description: In front of the panorama of the Bavarian Alps you experience this river journey on the wild-romantic Isar as an ideal and light entrance in the Wildwasser-Rafting. In our outdoor center in Bad Tölz we provide new white water equipment – you only have to bring swimming clothes, closed shoes which can get wet, T-shirt and a towel.
After a short shuttle by bus to the entrance in Lenggries and the boat / group division (up to 10 people per raft), the boat leaders explain and show you everything you have to know – safety talk – and will experience.
“Forward” and off you go into the pleasure! With the wildwasserrafts
we drive over gentle, but also rather sparkling Isar waves and waters. The highlight of the tour is the “small Isar cataract”, which we drive through with suitable water level and by request of the guests also a second time. WW-level I-II, one part III.
End and exit of the boats and the tour is again at the outdoor center in Bad Tölz. (Tour duration approximately 3 hrs)
The price per person includes equipment and shuttle to the entrance.
The Thermal flight Plus lets you at least half an hour to see the world from above. In strong thermals and sometimes turbulent air you feel the enormous strength of updrafts, so you and your tandem pilot can in good conditions drive over the top of the mountains.
Sometimes you can go even higher along with your tandem pilot, close to the clouds. These tandem flights operate mainly in the spring and early summer.
Please note: The strongest thermals for these flights are in the months of March to August. In other seasons, the pilot can achieve very long flight times only on certain days. The advantage in the late summer and fall: The air is perfectly calm – soaring and gliding!
Please ask your tandem flight pilot on the spot about filming and photography, he can best assess the situation on the ground.
After about 30-60 minutes you begin with the landing. After this experience you will be full of impressions. Many images and feelings often come to mind days later…
-Full instructions about take-off, flight, landing phases with your tandem pilot.
-Of course, you are insured with us, your pilot signs all tandem flight insurance in your presence.
-During briefing you get a helmet, gloves and in bad weather a flight suit.
-Paragliding takes place together with your tandem pilot.
Flight time 30-60 minutes
Total time 2 Hours