Professional alpinist Caro North (Germany) has already made impressive ascents in the Yosemite Valley, Chamonix and the Himalayas. She and a colleague were the first female rope team to scale the Cerro Torre.
With record ascents of the north faces of both the Eiger and the Matterhorn, Dani Arnold is now one of Switzerland’s best speed climbers. He has also picked his way up Europe’s most difficult ice and mixed routes and has many first ascents under his belt, including several in Patagonia.
Marek Holeček, known as Mára, was born in Prague. His father introduced him to climbing when he was just four years old. Today, this sport is his outlet, his path to happiness. It is more of a lifestyle than a sport. His climbing partners have become important friends and companions. He writes, films and gives presentations. Mára lives with his wife and daughter in Prague.
When he was 13 years old, Nicolas Hojac's parents sent him on a linguistic trip to Val de Ferret in the canton of Valais. But instead of learning French, he discovered and fell in love with the mountains. He is now a professional mountain climber and is continuously searching for new challenges and unusual projects, such as his tour “From the lowest to the highest point in Switzerland.”
Stephan Siegrist is at home on the Eiger north face, but feels happiest climbing unknown mountains in distant lands. He travels the world, experiencing each year more adventures than most people do in an entire lifetime. Mammut has been accompanying him for 22 years.
Jakob Schubert started climbing at the age of 12. Just three years later, he won the Austrian Championship in the Junior B category and took the title of Vice World Champion (U16). Since then, he has notched up success after success, most recently as double World Champion in Lead and Combination at the 2018 Climbing World Championships in his home town of Innsbruck.
Jan Hojer began climbing at the age of 11, following his sister’s introduction to the sport during a project at school. He initially focused mainly on rope climbing, with bouldering simply being additional training. At just 16 years of age he won the German Championship in Lead climbing.
With his spectacular film project “La Liste”, Jérémie Heitz (Switzerland) proved that he is one of the fastest freeriders in the world. He has also made the Freeride World Tour podium on several occasions and was runner-up in 2015.
In 2013, Nadine Wallner (Austria) became the youngest woman to become World Freeride World Tour Champion. In 2014 she made it back-to-back titles. She also works on a wide range of her own video projects.