Sunday, 26 October 2008

Qualified Climbing Instruktor...

The last few days I had the end exams from the Climbing Instructor Course. It was a marathon of exams but I passed them all and can call me now a "Qualified Climbing Instructor". Congratulations also goes to my friends from the course that made the time of learining and sitting around on beautiful weekend days bareable especially thanks goes to Fabi, Ivan, Leo and Ursu.

Friday, 24 October 2008


After the European Chanmpionship Babsy, Heiko, Anna, Jakob, Kili, Jorg, Stew and I went climbing to Fontainebleau. That was my first time in Font and I had the best time ever. Everyday we went to a different areas and just climbed all the problems that looked good to us. A game of football was also not missing on the big, sandy playgounds (that felt harder than climbing!). We had so much fun all the time and I enjoyed every second of the trip. Unfortunatly Stew and I had to leave on Thursday morning, a few days earlier than the rest, because I had to be back in Innsbruck to take the final exams of the climbing instructor course.

Sunday, 19 October 2008


On Tuesday we finally set off for our trip to Paris. On Wednesday it was time for the qualification rounds of male and female bouldering. Tue do the high number of competitors the groups were split into two. All the girls from the austrian team were in the same group ecept my sister Babsy, she had to start in the other group. The problems felt quite basic and I climbed all blocs (5) in 6 tries and finished 2nd in my group. For the girls the semi-final continued on Saturday therefore we had a two days rest, what I used for sight-seeing around Paris. I felt less nervous for the semis and was psyched to do well, but somehow I not seemed to get into the usuall fighting mode. I just managed to top one problem and fall of two other problems on the last move. The probelms were not mega hard but I just could not give everything on them. I finished 19 th and was dissapointed but on the other hand I also felt pleased to know that this was not my best effort and I could to better.