Start with age of 10 with cross country with very regular training and on a competitive base
Start ski touring with 11 years
First ski touring competitions during Army service in a small special winter force 1997/1998. Won the international Military skiing championships in Austria 1998
Entered into the German National Ski Mountaineering Team 2003-2006
Second place during the largest ski touring race of the world (Patrouillie des Glaciers) in 2008 and 2010.
8.000m Speed Ski expeditions in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. Speed Ascents for example on Mustagh Ata, Gasherbrum II, Manaslu, Broad Peak
Obviously I love everything, but my favorite is the very light and clever stuff from the ski running and speed touring series.
Climb and ski every skiable mountain on this planet with my best friends and son, but I’ll need some more live. I hope we will do as many as possible anyway until we have to leave this plant.
I’m more proud, if I manage to get up again after failing than maybe reaching the summit. Getting up again and again, trying again and again until they succeeded makes good climbers.
Mountains always make me feel good – no matter in which condition. I always feel better, after I met them.
I’m not the right guy for that. I had many training plans, but never read one single one. I just always wanted to be faster get higher than last time and always pushed and sometimes over pushed the limits.
The vision and fascination stays to speed climb and ski some of the highest mountains in this world within 24 hours with minimal weight and maximum efficiency.