Angelika is three times World Champion and two times
Vice-Champion in Iceclimbing.
Already as a child Angelika liked hiking with her
mother in the mountains of South Tyrol and climbing
trees in her garden. After she got in touch with a
rock for the first time in her life at the age of
10, doing her very first fixed-rope route, she
couldn't think about anything but climbing.
The climbing hall, that was opened two years later
in her hometown Merano, gave Angelika the
possibility to indulge her passion with every fibre
of her body.
In 2008 Angelika's childhood dream came true: she
won for the first time an Iceclimbing World Cup
competition in Saas Fe, Switzerland. In 2012 and in
2015 she won the Overall World Cup ranking. In
addition, she also won two times at the prestigious
International Mixed climbing competition in Ouray,
Colorado and at the single event Red Bull White
But in the Winter Angelika does not only participate
in competitions, but has also repeted some of the
most difficult ice-, mixed- and Drytooling routes in
the world. In November 2017 she climbs the
Drytooling route 'A line above the sky' and becomes
the first women to climb a route graded D15.
On the rock Angelika climbs routes until the grade
8c and with the first female ascent of the route
'Italia 61', 8a, 250m on Piz Ciavaces in the
Dolomites, in 2008 she got a nice result also in
this ambit of climbing.
Not only in sports Angelika loves to be in touch
with nature. In 2008 she earned a B.A. degree in
Agricultural Economics at the University of
Bolzano.Subsequently she works for several years at
the agricultural research centre Laimburg, before
she took the decision to totally dedicate herself to
Translation Armin Innerhofer