- National Federation
- Kletterverband Österreich
When you started competing in international competitions, did you see yourself being in the top-10?
I started to compete in the European Youth Cups. At the time there were only lead events. I placed in finals, but did not win on a regular basis. When I competed in the bouldering World Cup I knew that that could be my thing.
What motivated you to compete rather than just to climb outside?
I like the community. I have always enjoyed meeting climbers from all around the world at the competitions. But of course I also climb a lot outside. I’ve always enjoyed both, I travel around the world for comps and for outdoor climbing.
What are some struggles you face as an athlete?
It starts with outside factors like events which aren’t well organized. It goes on to personal things like nervousness, pressure, etc.
What influenced you to start competing?
I started climbing with a group of kids in Innsbruck and after a while the whole group went to competitions on a national level and later on some evolved to the international stage.
Who most helped you get to where you are right now?
First of all my coach Rupi Messner. He has taught me how to climb. My boyfriend, Kilian, is of course very important for me too. It is very motivating to share the same passion. My parents introduced me to the sport and they show me that you can climb for a long time. My sister and my friends are immensely important they help me to stay motivated.
What advice could you give to Young Athletes?
Climb as much as you like and don’t forget that it should be fun!
- Mountain biking, ski touring, travelling, going to themovies