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TOBIAS
LECHNER

Tobias is an 8bplus team climber since the beginning. His moves are impressive, his talent indisputable, and it is his ambitious goal to soon be among the best of the worldwide climbing circus. 8bplus will support this, wherever possible. Hang loose, Tobi!

Age: 17

From: Schwaz / Tirol (Austria)

Climbing since: 2010

Blog: My way to 8b+

Favourite spot: Zillertal (Tyrol), and Fuerstein (Tyrol)

Hardest route: Groundfall 7c+, Ohne Fleiss kein Preis 7b+, Major Tom 7b+

Annual chalk consumption: 7kg, strong upward trend

Favourite gear: My Marley Chalkbag and my GoPro Cam

Motto: There's nothing I can't climb!

Success Stories:
Placed 16th at the Austrian Boulderchampionships
Placed 3rd at Tyrol Cup 2011
3x Winner at Naturfreunde Bouldercup

If not climbing:
...I think of climbing!

Plans for 2015: To climb better than my dad!
(Am doing that since a while but he likes to hear that...)

STEFAN
MOSER


Hard routes are Stefan's playground and if you ask him for his favourite area, there is only Tirol as an answer. At the Boulder, on the highline or in the bigwall, you'll find Stefan only at places where other people would put on diapers. 8bplus in its purest form!

Age: 34

From: Kramsach / Tirol (Austria)

Climbing since: 2002

Favourite Spot: Zillertal (Tirol) and Arco

Annual chalk consumption:
For sure 10kg

Always with me:
My chalkbag and a pair of climbing shoes

Motto:
Climb anything!

If not climbing:
Planning trips ;)

Plans for 2015:
Spend half of my time in the climbing paradise Arco

JOHANNA
FAERBER


Johanna turns up the heat in the 8BPLUS Team. Only 16 years young she travels the world competing with the best for the youth worldcup titel. She climbs with soul, coolness, a good portion of fun and bold moves. True 8BPLUS style. Johanna, all the best for 2014!

Age: 16

From: Kumberg / Austria

Climbing since: 2008, since 2012 in the Austrian youth national team

Hardest route: 7b+ Oseus

Annual chalk consumption: way too much :)

Favourite gear: I always got my Felix chalkbag with me

Motto: Nothing is impossible!

Success Stories:
6th at Youth Worldcup Vancouver 2013, Lead
1st Austria-Cup Saalfelden 2013, Lead
2nd Austria-Cup Vienna 2013, Boulder
1st Austria-Cup Hallein 2013, Boulder
9th Youth Worldcup Singapur 2012, Lead
4th Europa-Cup Linz 2012, Lead

If not climbing:
I do other sports, hang with my friends and reading

Plans for 2015:
Win the Youth World- and Europecup. UNfortunately it didn't happen last year ;)

NIKOLAI
NG


"I want to climb everything and everywhere!" Haven't we heard these words before? For the record, that's also Nikolai's life motto. Could he be more 8b+ ?

Age: 22

From: Hong Kong

Climbing since: 2008

Blog: nikolaiclimbing.com

Favourite spot: Céuse,France and Yangshuo,China

Hardest route: 8b+

Annual chalk consumption: umm... 10kg?

Favourite gear: Camalot and my 8b+ chalk bags (yes, I have more ;) )

Motto: I want to climb everything and everywhere!
Climbing is my life, climbing is my love. Everything I do is just for my climbing!

Success Stories:
Regularly featured in Asian Climbing Magazines

If not climbing: I am always climbing ;)

Plans for 2015: Work less and climb more again.

NINA
KAPITAIN


Nina from Linz (Upper Austria) is our youngest 8BPLUS team member. She has big plans for 2015. Welcome Nina!

Age: 17

From: Linz / Upper Austria

Climbing since: 2009

Hardest route: 7c+

Annual Chalk Consumption:
Until I run out of moeny :D

Favourite Gear:
My Felix chalkbag, climbing shoes and lots of chalk

Motto:
You'll improve much faster if you don't forget to have fun

Success Stories:
3rd place Austria Cup Boulder IBK 2014
12th place Youth Europecup 2014
1st place OOE Regional Cup Lead Climb 2013

If not climbing:
Meeting friends and going into holidays :)

Plans for 2015:
Climb as much as I can.

MANUEL
LADNER


Buttery micro crimps in the roof section? That's what Manu does before breakfast! Hard moves and his great companionship characterize him. And still he manages to keep enough feeling in his fingers for some worldclass photographs of his climbing mates. Born-and-bred Tyrolean. Awesome dude. There's nothing more to add!

Age: 28

From: Flirsch in Tyrol

Climbing since: 2000

Favourite spot:
Himalaya / India

Hardest route:
Glueckshormon 8b+, Oetztal

Hardest boulder:
Golden Gate 8b, Silvretta

Annual chalk consumption:
I think I need a chalk sponsor ;)

Favourite gear:
My friends and lots of motivation

Motto:
Live life as much as I can never give up!

Success Stories:
Each finished project counts as a success for me ;)

If not climbing:
...I must have the flu.

Plans for 2015:
Climb 'til my fingers smoke and get a few flashes on.

 

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

 

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

 

 

TOBIAS
LECHNER
Tobias is an 8bplus team climber since the beginning. His moves are impressive, his talent indisputable, and it is his ambitious goal to soon be among the best of the worldwide climbing circus. 8bplus will support this, wherever possible. Hang loose, Tobi!

Age: 17
From: Schwaz / Tirol (Austria)
Climbing since: 2010
Blog: My way to 8b+
Favourite spot:
Zillertal (Tyrol), and Fuerstein (Tyrol)
Hardest route:
Groundfall 7c+, Ohne Fleiss kein Preis 7b+, Major Tom 7b+
Annual chalk consumption:
7kg, strong upward trend
Favourite gear:
My Marley Chalkbag and my GoPro Cam
Motto:
There's nothing I can't climb!
Success Stories:
Placed 16th at the Austrian Boulderchampionships
Placed 3rd at Tyrol Cup 2011
3x Winner at Naturfreunde Bouldercup
If not climbing:
...I think of climbing!
Plans for 2015:
To climb better than my dad!
(Am doing that since a while but he likes to hear that...)