Since I started climbing my greatest idol was Klem Loskot. Our ways crossed from time to time, but I never thought that I would follow his track so closely. In the past few years it has often been his routes which fascinated me the most.
In 2008 I managed to repeat Mandala (8c+) in one day, followed by the classic Wrestling with an Alligator, my first 8b boulder, just a day later. Six months after that I made the second ascent of Hunta yo (8c+) - all routes of Klem. The following year I spent some time studying in Sweden. Shortly after my return to Austria, I managed to do the first ascent of Hijacker Extended (8c), and quick repeats of Klem's routes Hardcore Petting (8c) and Gargamel (8b). At this point I realized that my limit hasn’t been reached yet.