Mich is an all-round talent that loves to feel the “flow” in everything he does. His scope of activities reaches from climbing to slack lining, skydiving and B.A.S.E. jumping, or a combination of those. He started to climb professionally in 2008 and holds several world records for walking highlines and waterlines. His motto is: “Give everyday a reason to stay in your memory, because life is drawing without any eraser.”
Birthday: 03. Juni 1988
Home town: Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Steiermark (Austria)
Current home: everywhere
Favorite MAXIM rope: MAXIM PLATINUM®
“Do it or don`t. There is no trying.”
“The trust in the MAXIM equipment gives me the confidence to step beyond my known limits.”
What do you think was the highlight of your climbing career (so far)?
To stay safe and alive is my favorite! I will keep it like this.
What are you doing when you are not climbing?
Mostly I drill new routes, go BASE jumping, Highlining, reading books and enjoy being with friends.
What is the soundtrack of your life (favorite song)?
„Walk the line“ of Johnny Cash
Do you have any peculiar eating habits?
I prefer slow food.
What stokes you the most?
The moment when I fell fulfilled with an achievement that took me many years to became reality while to I was growing in many other chapters in life at the same time.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a pro climber?
I am not a pro climber because I am a pro tourist
Voie Petit on Grand Capucin
Country/City: Mont Blanc Group (CH/FR)
Length: 450 meters / 14 rope lengths
It is one of the toughest high-alpine multi-pitch routes in Europe. It took me 22 hours with my partner Cody Sims to red point. Towards the top there’s an edge that goes all the way down to the couloir, so you get lots of exposure. It’s one of the most incredible multi-pitch climbs I’ve ever done.
Country/City: Eiger north face, Switzerland
Length: 900 meters / 27 pitches
It was my first route on the Eiger and the hardest route at that time. Only five people did redpoint it before. I was lucky to onsight all the route besides three pitches.
Lost Arrow Spire (Highline)
Country/City: Yosemite Nationalpark
Lenght: 18 meters in 400 meter height
This was the time someone put up a highline on the Lost Arrow Spire and walked it free solo. It was just mindblowing. You know exactly you are out in the air and you have such an amazing feeling.
© Archiv Kemeter, Frank Kretschmann, Claudia Ziegler, Alexandre Buisse
Harry’s Dirty Brother
Another milestone got done on the 29th of February 2020. A sport climbing route called „Harry’s Dirty Brother“ which I climbed successfully in the west of Austria.
The style suited me super well and the progress was fast. Because the hardest crux of this line is just below the anchor it was a mental challenge.
First ascended by Jacopo Larcher and he suggested the grade 8c+
Repeated by Babsi Zangerl and Marc Amman