ANGELIKA RAINER

ANGELIKA RAINER

DATE OF BIRTH: 18.10.1986
NATIONALITY: ITALIA

Bio

"I can't imagine a life without mountains. I could't live in a place where I can't see them and I really enjoy every day out there, if it is for climbing some rock or ice or do a simple walk with my mum who introduced me to the mountains when I was a child."

Angelika Rainer (Merano, 18th October 1986) is an Italian climber. She takes part in ice climbing and rock climbing competitions and enjoys crag climbing, bouldering, multi-pitch long routes, and dry-tooling. Alongside Jenny Lavarda she is the only Italian athlete to have won an ice-climbing World Cup (2012). She has also won three consecutive World championships, in 2009, 2011 and 2013. In National competitions she won the Italian dry tooling Cup in 2005, the Italian ice-climbing Cup (also called Alpin Cup) in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and the Italian Lead climbing Cup in 2007.
On the international scene she has won three consecutive editions of the World ice-climbing Championship: in 2009 (Saas-Fee in Switzerland), in 2011 (Busteni in Romania) and in 2013 (Cheongsong South Korea). Since 2006 she has been competing in the World ice-climbing cup and after two second overall final places in 2009 and 2010, and a sixth place in 2011, in 2012 she won the World Cup. She won the Cup in 2012 by winning three of the five stages: the first in Cheongsong, South Korea, the second in Saas-Fee and the fifth and last in Kirov, Russia.
In 2017 she becomes the first woman to climb a D15 drytooling with 'A Line Above The Sky' in Tomorrows World in Dolomiti. Angelika in the only woma that send an ice climb in the Helmcken Falls in Canada.

Interview

1) Who is your favorite climbing partner and why?
My best friend Barbara. We climb and travel together since 16 years and so got to know each other very well so that we make for a perfect team.
2) Which is the first La Sportiva shoes/boot you used?
I think the first climbing shoe my mum bought for me when I started climbing was the La Sportiva Cobra.
3) What is your favorite climbing/mountaineering book?
I read Lynn Hill's 'Climbing Free' as a teenager and it was a big inspiration for me.
4) What is the mountain you would like to see at least one time in your life?
I would really like to travel to Australia and climb in the Grampians and Blue mountains.
5) Do you take part to a charity or cultural project?
I support an association in my home region South Tyrol that helps children with Down syndrome.
6) What's in the air?
As I have decided to retire from competiton climbing in 2018, now I want to dedicate all my time to outdoorclimbing both on rock and ice.

In primo piano

  • 1999 She won at the first competition she participated, the Shouth Tyrolean youth championship
  • 2005 Her first victory at an iceclimbing World Cup competition (Saas Fee, Switzerland)
  • 2012 Repetition of 'Clash of the Titans', Helmcken Falls, Canada
  • 2018 Sent the drytooling route 'A Line Above The Sky', D15
  • 2019 I climbed my first 8c called '5 Uve' near Arco

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