Hometown: Flirsch, Austria
Bernd Zangerl spent his childhood with his grandfather in the alp and discovered mountaineering at a very young age. The Tyrolean ranks among the best boulderers in the world and spends almost single every day on the rock face – even in the deepest winter.
How did you get into climbing? Who introduced you to the sport?
It actually happened by accident, through a mountain guide in our village, Peter Grissemann. He saw me climbing on a face one day and asked me whether I was interested in climbing. And I replied of course so he took me along and we went climbing every day. I must have been 15 years or so. We mainly did alpine stuff, which is why I started with alpine climbing -the classic approach. Meanwhile I got to boulder blocks.
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