We have three beautiful and very active kids that keep me and my wife Maria busy: Fabian, Julian and Florian. I spend most of my free time with them and I look forward to go hiking, skiing, and climbing with them.
Skiing and climbing are my passion. Several years ago my best friends and I founded the team called powderski. Since then we have climbed and carved down mountains and north-faces with our skis. The steeper the better!
For the interested x-skier, I highly recommend to read the book Heini Holzer “Meine Spur, mein Leben” (in German). He was the pioneer in skiing steep north-faces - he inspired us a lot.
While we were climbing classical routes in the Alps I often spotted impressively beautiful rock walls. Immediately I thought, wouldn’t it be awesome to climb these walls. My hands started sweating and I knew I had to do this and started with free and sports climbing.
I have been to many beautiful places for climbing in Europe. Several short reports and pictures on our climbing trips are available at powderski.at. Below, I added several links to other spots and training centers, which I try to visit regularly.
There are many beautiful places in the Alps and I still need to discover many of them. Among the many places I have been to, my favorite spots are Grimsel & Furka and Bergell. All have excellent granite with plenty of multi-pitch routes. Here you can find some impressions from our trip to Grimsel in 2013 where we climbed some classics, such as the route Motörhead.
I can recommend the following bouldering halls in or close to Klagenfurt for good work outs:
Tafoni, tafoni! Beautiful island that offers everything a climber desires (rocks, sun, rivers, sea, etc.). See the pictures of our 2012 trip to the Bavella pass, Corsica.
Limestone with many interesting formations, in particular runnels. See our short report and pictures of our 2011 climbing trip to Paklenica.
A must for fans of sports and clean climbing on beautiful red sandstone. There are thousands of routes on rocks up to 60 meters that cover all the different climbing techniques. For more information see Pfaelzer Kletterer (in German).
This is the most stunning place for bouldering I have been to. See bleau.info for more information. There is nothing to add!