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.
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.
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.
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.
When I’m tired in the evening.
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.
I don’t do competitions.
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.