Sterling Athletes Team
How did you get started climbing?
I Started climbing following film with Patrick Edlinger called “La vie au bout des doigts”. I used to spend my summer holidays in the alps, walking and bathing. So the rocks were never far. One of my uncles was an early alpinist in the Chamonix valley. The whole took me to start climbing with a friend in 1989. I perfectly remember the date I subscribed to Roc Extreme climbing club : Christmas 1989.
How old were you when you started?
I was 16 – why didn’t I start a few years before …. The timing was pretty bad since as my climbing improve, my results at school did the reverse.
Who or what inspired you to start climbing?
As I said, Patrick Edlinger
After, I always stayed impressed by Wolfgang Gullich (particularily having climbed plenty of times in Frankenjura) and the English ie Ben and Jerry
What was your first outdoor climb?
I can remember my first 5.12, (or my first French 7th grade) that was actually an 7b called Schnokelloch in Helfenstein (Vosges, France) – I took me an afternoon. Was at first the project of my friend I began climbing with, who did not do it
Any training advice or suggestions?
Always be motivated / rest is part of the training
If you could have 1 superpower what would it be?
Never get hurt so I can always train and climb at my limit
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? (no wishing for more wishes)
No need working so that I can travel to the climbing areas I dream of
What was your favorite childhood cartoon?