Few have accomplished in their entire career what David Lama has done before the age of 25. After winning a world championship in 2009 at the age of 19, the climber has focused on his original passion: climbing natural rock outdoors.
Lama was born to be a climber – his father being a Nepalese mountain guide and his mother coming from the mountains near Innsbruck, Austria – and he exhibited natural talent at a young age. That talent took him towards competitive climbing early.
Watch the video above to get a look at Lama's early years – and come back next week for the next instalment in this five-part series.
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