About

In high camp on Kokodak Dome (in 2014)

I love the mountains. The adventure. Being on the road with an uncertain outcome. The challenge for body and mind. Climbing. The moment of standing on the summit. Being close to heaven and myself. Feeling free …

I have been working as a journalist for Deutsche Welle for over 30 years and as a sports editor for over 20 years. That’s why I was often able to combine my passion for mountains with my profession. I travelled to the highest mountains in the world and into the eternal ice. Got to know many of the best mountaineers and rock climbers. Turned from an adventure reporter to a reporting adventurer. Today I am both …

I reported from the foot of the eight-thousanders Mount Everest (in 2005) and Manaslu (in 2007). Skied the last 120 kilometers from 89 degrees latitude to the North Pole (in 2009). Failed on the 7,246 meter high Putha Hiunchuli in Nepal about 100 meters below the summit (in 2011). Was one of the first ascenders of the 7,129-meter-high Kokodak Dome in China (in 2014). Launched the aid project “School up!” after the earthquake in Nepal in 2015. Scaled Kilimanjaro (in 2018) …

In 2016, my employer asked me to do a small slide show about courage. They said, I had proved courage during my adventures in the Himalayas and the Arctic after all. Really?