I was born on the 6thof November in 1982 in Schramberg in the beautiful Black Forrest. Being a toddler aged 3 my parents took me climbing to the cracks nearby (Battert, Danubian Valley and Palatinate) and I did my first dolomite summit. WhenI decided to go to university, sportclimbing in the Franconian Switzerland made me move to Bayreuth. This is where I climbed my first 8a in 2005, 8b in 2007 and 8b+ in 2011. Yet, my favorite discipline is alpine multipitching on rock (preferably crack climbing in granite and gneiss) and ice. Next to that, my hobbies are mountaineering, ski touring and physical chemistry in which I have a doctor‘s degree sine 2011. At the moment I work for the University of Innsbruck at their Research Institute for Textile Chemistry and Textile Physics where we develop future technologies in technical textiles and functional textiles.
In2002 I made my trainers licence for „sportclimbing and competition climbing“ at the German Alpine Club which I have used to guide youngsters and give climbing courses.