ANNA STOHR

ANNA STOHR

DATA DI NASCITA: 25.04.1988
NAZIONALITÀ: AUSTRIA

Bio

"There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can find pleasure in it."

Mark Twain

Figlia di arrampicatori ha cominciato ad arrampicare con i genitori fin da piccola. Nel 2002 e 2003 ha partecipato alle competizioni giovanili nella specialità lead. Nel 2004, raggiunti i sedici anni, ha iniziato a prendere parte alla Coppa del mondo di arrampicata. I primi due anni ha praticato anche le gare di difficoltà ma successivamente si è dedicata solo a quelle di boulder.Nel 2005 ha ottenuto il suo primo podio (secondo posto a Mosca) e il 9 giugno 2006 la sua prima vittoria di tappa a Grindelwald.
Nel 2007 ha vinto la medaglia d'oro al Campionato del mondo di arrampicata 2007 ad Avilés.Nel 2008 ha vinto la Coppa del mondo di arrampicata 2008 nel boulder davanti alla rivale giapponese Akiyo Noguchi, vincitrice della Coppa nei due anni successivi.Nel 2011 si è aggiudicata i due titoli principali in palio nel boulder: la medaglia d'oro al Campionato del mondo di arrampicata 2011 ad Arco e la Coppa del mondo di arrampicata 2011 di boulder.Nella stagione 2012 ha vinto la sua terza Coppa, con una gara di anticipo. Questi successi le sono valsi il premio La Sportiva Competition Award 2012.Nella stagione 2013 si aggiudica la sua quarta Coppa, vincendo sette delle otto gare e conquistando il titolo con due gare di anticipo. Vive a Innsbruck dove si allena e studia Sports. Oltre all'arrampicata pratica lo snowboard.

Medal table:
22 World Cup victories
2-time World champion
2-time European champion
4 time overall bouldering World Cup winner

Photo credits: Salewa, Alpsolute1, Fichtinger, Storytellerlabs

Intervista

1) Who is your favorite climbing partner and why?
Obviously, I love climbing with my boyfriend Kilian Fischhuber. We work very well as a team and having your life partner at the other end of the rope is simply beautiful. However, I also enjoy to climb with other women like Babsi Zangerl. We are the same height, have a similar climbing level and it is very special to climb with her, because we share the same beta on almost all the routes we try. Most importantly, we just always have a really good time!
2) Which is the first La Sportiva shoes/boot you used?
I remember when I was around 12 years old ,I received my first “Cobra” shoes from my parents and I instantly loved them!
3) What is your favorite climbing/mountaineering book?
“Climbing Free” by Lynn Hill, because she is an amazing person and so important for climbing in general. Of course she is a big role model for me as a woman, because she pushed this sport to new levels and made a very big impact on women’s climbing.
4) What is the mountain you would like to see at least one time in your life?
Cerro Torre
5) Do you support any cultural project or a charity?
I am an ambassador for “Miteinander am Berg”, which is a charitable club that organizes climbing with refugees in Austria. The goal is to use climbing as a vessel to integrate refugees into Austrian society. Once a year there is a climbing festival and the participants climb once a week with mentors in Vienna.
Please check their website to find out more about this great project: www.mab-verein.at
6) What's in the air?
After all that has happened in 2020 it is very hard to say! All this time at home made me reflect on so many things. I am very glad to have my family, friends and climbing in my life and I am eager to enjoy this sport as much as possible. I am very motivated to climb, whether at home or in another country. Time will tell what future projects will look like. I am just happy and content to be able to climb so much!

In primo piano

  • 1996 Started climbing indoors in Innsbruck’s climbing club with coaches Reini Scherer and Rupi Messner
  • 2004 Vice European Champion bouldering Lecco ITA
  • 2006 1st World Cup victory bouldering Grindelwald/SUI
  • 2019 “Ali Baba” 8a+ multipitch Aiglun FRA, “Cinque Uve” 8c sportclimb Arco ITA, “Wassermusik” 8b+ sportclimb Schleierwasserfall AUT
  • 2020 “La Résistance” 8c route Schleierwasserfall AUT, "Walhalla“ 8b+ sport climb Maltatal AUT

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