I began climbing at a young age. I came to the still young sport of sport climbing from the alpine classics and difficult rock routes in 1983. Years of intensive training allowed me to reap the sweet reward of reaching the magic number 10 the 10th degree, the highest difficulty degree in climbing. Since 1991 I have been working as a mountain guide in the entire Alps region, but my heart belongs to the East Dolomites with the Drei Zinnen. Next to climbing my great love is photography.