„Oh has climbed all of the peaks in traditional expedition style, with liberal use of fixed ropes, Sherpa support, and bottled oxygen on the higher peaks.
As Oh neared the top of Annapurna this week, doubts about her 2009 ascent of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, resurfaced in numerous stories throughout the world.“ (Quelle, Hervorhebungen: kletterblog)
„Tell us about your training.
I train four, five days in a week, most of the year I do bouldering, which is good for power and technique. I begin with speed climbing before the competitions, I do running and fitness exercises. Basically what I do depends on the season of the year and on how I feel. Music is an important part of my training, it gives me energy when I am tired. Very often I look for new sounds and musical inspiration. What does it mean being an athlete?
For me it means being 100% a professional. It means sacrifice, but also satisfaction when the good results come; it’s a way of life, diet, behavior. Sport and climbing have the first place in my life. All the rest is less important. In your opinion, which is the most important quality for a competition climber?
A good competitor must be a good fighter. Strength is not as important as determination, and not always a good climber is a good competitor…“
Interview mit Extrembergsteigerin Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Vor ein paar Tagen kam die neue Ausgabe der Climax – die ihr hoffentlich nicht verpasst habt – in meinen Briefkasten getrudelt – auch kletterszene.com scheint Gefallen daran zu finden – inzwischen hat das Magazin auch eine neue Website