Born in 1984. Certified teacher for Mathematics and Sports. Mountain Guide. At the age of 12 he started climbing. First of all classic alpinism in the western parts of the Alps, expeditions to Patagonia and to the Karakorum Mountains in Pakistan. Reaching a higher level in sportclimbing he managed to climb many repeats, first ascents and first free ascents of numerous alpine routes in the world. From the towers of the Dolomites to the faces of Black Canyon/Colorado and to the big walls of El Capitan/Yosemite Valley and Baffin Island/Canada. His greatest achievements are the Free Solo ascent of the „Fish“ on the Southface of Marmolada in 2007 and the first ascent of Kunyang Chhish East (7400m) in the Karakorum Mountains in 2013 via the 2700m high Southwestface. Both milestones in the history of alpinism. The goal of his adventures is to be prepared in sportclimbing at his best level and to use his creativity to put high difficulties into alpine terrain.