My first contact with skis was at the age of four. I`ve always been fascinated by mountains and by endurance sports like running, but it took me more than 26 years to discover my passion for the competitive sports Mountainrunning and Skimountaineering. I first started skitouring at the age of 26 when some friends took me to a skitour in the Alpbachtal. I was totally fixed from the beginning.
Unfortunately I only had two or three good seasons before I fell down a descent over 800 altitude meters of pure ice and snow during a fotoshooting in Iceland in Αpril 2014. I broke several bones in my whole body, cut the main artery of my right leg as well as the nerve, which is responsible to lift my right foot. I had much pain, many surgeries and many negative experiences during the last one and a half years, nevertheless all this made me even stronger.
Now, I regard life as something special, something valuable and I’m so grateful, that I am alive. Every time I stand at the top of a mountain, I get so much energy and I am even more motivated to get back all my physical abilities. I know, that I´ll be able to do skiing and running uphill again one day. This imagination is my motivation to keep on going day by day and to push myself through the rest of the rehab and the upcoming surgeries.
There are so many things…but over all I want to be able to do normal skiing in winter and running uphill in summer again one day.
I want my crash not to be completely in vain. Therefore I wanna tell my story in oral presentations to motivate others to fight for their dreams. For the same reason I´m writing a book about my fight back to sports.
I want to inspire people to listen to their heart and to find and follow their real passion. It´s always worth fighting for your aims.
The fascination of reaching the top of a mountain or finishing a race is ineffable. You have already forgotten the pain that you’ve suffered during the last hours. You just feel deep and pure happiness standing there, knowing that you can reach every goal in life, if you really want it.
The last 18 months I have trained hard at the rehab especially to stabilize and strengthen my core as well as the proprioceptors and muscles in my legs. I love to go hiking and ski touring to get my mind free in the mountains around my hometown Munich.
I hate to train strictly after an exercise regimen. Instead I try to listen to my body. It´s the best indicator for setting breaks or push myself to an edge.
I hate to fail. The worst thing is not to reach my personal goals. So it`s very important to set realistic goals to experience a sense of achievement.
I think it´s my husband and my whole family. They are not only fans of my race results furthermore they are fans of my strong and positive willpower.
Follow always your heart and your passion and don´t forget to be thankful also for the smaller things.
Getting totally fit again. Finish writing my book and start doing lectures.
Canyoning beginners Sylvenstein – close to the Tyrolean border you find a perfect canyoning destination.
Meeting point: Action & Fun outdoor center in Bad Tölz, Königsdorferstrasse 22f.
Time: Tours are every Saturday and Sunday at 9 am. For groups of at least 4 people tours start every day.
Description: At Sylvensteinsee, on the border of Bavaria to Tyrol there is probably the best canyoning area of Germany. After a short climb, you can experience it all, what can be the fascination of Canyoning: Cracks in clear mountain water, slipping in pools, walking in the creek and scrambling on the mountain, abseiling into the adventure. Totally unusual and unusually good!!!
The perfect combination of physical activity, adventure and nature. The experience of our professional guides offers the best conditions for your safety. We provide all the equipment, please bring only your mountain/trekking boots. (Tour duration approximately 4,5 hrs)
The price per person includes equipment (shuttle to the canyon by yourself / own car or taxi – about 35€ per person extra depending on group size – on request we include the shuttle directly into the booking if you arrive by train).
The Basic flight is the trial tandem flight in our program, so to speak the “small door” to the world of paragliding.
Tandem paragliding has something special. In completely calm air without thermals you float down into the valley – a heavenly feeling. The Basic flight with the help of your tandem pilot offers the chance to take over the reins and even drive yourself.
Your tandem flight pilot will be there to answer all your questions about the paragliding flight. During the flight filming and photography would also be ideal by our photo rod because of the calm conditions in the air.
After about 10 – 15 minutes your tandem flight is over, and perhaps you will catch – the flight Virus…
-Thorough training of tandem paragliding: take-off, flight, landing phases with your tandem pilot.
-You are insured with us, your pilot signs all flight insurance in your presence.
-You get a helmet, gloves, and in bad weather a flight suit.
-Tandem flight with your pilot. If desired, you may drive yourself!
Flight time 15 minutes
Total time 1 Hour