Gossip

01.03.2017
The fall ...
The fall wasn't the problem – the problem was the sudden stop :-)
01.07.2016
Patience
In bouldering you learn to be patient, and I thought that was one of my strongest character traits.
22.12.2015
Flashback 2015
Turning 37 this year was great. Mind and body recovered completely from all little injuries. I was back on the boulders to 100%, without a compromise, ready to attack! It's such a [...]
14.08.2015
Red Bull Five Blocks
The ‘Project’ has been conquered. Teamwork, tactics and top sporting performances at the Red Bull Five Blocks in Galtür
06.07.2015
Living in the mountains
I should be in the Indian Himalaya right now. With three months of preparation behind me I was highly motivated to get back on my project there, which I’ve been trying for the last [...]
14.11.2014
The last foreigner
It’s already the sixth time that I am coming back to this mountain village at the foot of „Shivalinga“. By now, the inhabitants have gotten to know me, and also know what my [...]
30.07.2014
When it rains, it pours
It`s been a while since my last report here on this page. The last entry had the title "When it's going, it's going", and gave some insight into a climber's life.
13.01.2014
SHANTARAM
"Wenn's laft, doann lafts" sagt man locker und beschreibt damit einen Zustand des Ichs, den Mensch nicht aufgeben will und an den man nicht denkt, wenn er ist.
12.09.2013
Silk Road Adventures
The ancient Silk Road was the means of transportation for goods from India and China to Europe. Vice versa, I wanted to transport my crashpads from Flirsch to India along this [...]
23.07.2013
"if there are no rocks there is no happiness"
these words of an iranian climber i will never forget. they describe the lebensgefuehl of many young people here in iran.
03.07.2013
Projects
… unclimbed chunks of rocks with some kind of structure in it. It sounds so simple, but exactly those simple things make life hard for climbers.
15.03.2013
Watch you inspiration
The Himalaya had always fascinated me. Always I had wanted to see the biggest Mountain Range in the world with my own eyes.
18.02.2013
Same, same ... but different
Wanderlust ... it is a strange concept. The desire to discover the unknown ... far away places ... What is this? It is an attraction to distant, random places on our Planet.
01.11.2012
Bouldering grades
Zangerl analyzes the pros and cons of the current grading system and its claimed objectivity, discussing the role of sponsors - and of media above all - and underscoring the need [...]
31.07.2012
Bouldering, a natural way of playing
Bouldering has become a very popular sport. In Switzerland, bouldering walls are sprouting in schools and specialized bouldering gyms are opening incessantly. By the end of the [...]
21.05.2012
The Normopath
Springtime is coming to its end, the hot summertimes are waiting and I noticed that I didn't make any "announcements" for a very long time.
22.02.2012
Nostálgica
I love granite! It is absolutely my favorite rocktype for bouldering. Usually the lines on granite rocks are so evident and pure, or sometimes just not possible ever to be climbed [...]
22.12.2011
Ray and I
The first time I met RAY in Berlin. It was 5.00 o'clock in the morning. I was a bit edgy, he was relaxed. I wanted to climb the molecular man at dawn. Ray was in charge for "THE  [...]
07.10.2011
Charity Bouldern in Flirsch 2011
Unglaublich aber war, das Charity Bouldern wurde heuer zehn Jahre! Es war ein großartiges und buntes Event, und ich möchte gleich zu Beginn ein recht herzliches DANKESCHÖN an alle [...]
15.07.2011
Back home
In 2002 I travelled to South Africa for the first time. More exactly: I went to the Rocklands. The whole place, as it’s name already tells, is covered with boulders and walls for [...]
23.05.2011
Mother India
Either you like it or hate it! India is a country of diversity. 1,2 billion inhabitants, 34 official languages, more than 100 dialects. Hinduism, Buddhism and many other religious [...]
23.03.2011
Blockhunting ...
10 years ago most people had no clue what bouldering really was; people couldn’t even pronounce the word properly. I still remember the day when a hiker came around the corner, [...]
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