Kili or Fish

Kilian Fischhuber

A benchmark in climbing

Kilian Fischhuber climbs in Badami, India on February 4th, 2014
© Johannes Mair / Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Kilian Fischhuber. My discipline is free climbing. My friends call me Kili or Fish. I was born on 1 August 1983 in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria. My special talent is scaling some of the world’s most challenging cliff faces. My philosophy of life is don’t take life too seriously. The most important person in my life is my girlfriend, Anna.


Austria’s Kilian Fischhuber is a renowned figure in the freeclimbing world. The bouldering specialist has not only conquered the Bouldering World Cup multiple times, but has also scaled some of the world’s most challenging routes and boulders on rock.

Before reaching the dizzying heights of his success as a World Cup Champion, the Austrian freeclimbing star became hooked on his sport when he was just 12 years old, joining first the Austrian national youth climbing team, before progressing to represent his country on the Austrian national team in 1999. By 2005, he was vice World Champion, and in 2008 bolstered his standing within the sport when he became vice European Champion.

Kilian has since made his way up to highest ranks of his sport; achieving legendary status thanks in part to his five Bouldering World Cup wins, as well as his versatility as a climber. A bouldering pro, Kilian is also well-versed in lead climbing, and with well over a decade of competitive climbing under his belt, continues to be marked out as a force to be reckoned with. In addition to his astonishing world cup successes, Kilian has also been named Boulder Rock Master in 2005, 2008 and 2009, earning a spot in the Arco Rock Legends Hall of Fame. In 2012, Kilian just missed out on the top of the podium at the World Championships, taking silver in Paris.

He continues to conquer the IFSC Bouldering World Cup and World Championship circuits, accruing a multitude of 1st place finishes. Off the competition circuit, Kilian continues to challenge himself, mastering new hard routes all over the globe.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: IFSC Climbing World Cup - Boulder

      Innsbruck, Austria

  2. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: IFSC Climbing World Cup - Boulder

      Grindelwald, Switzerland

  3. 2013
    1. 1st Place: IFSC European Bouldering Championship

      Eindhoven, Netherlands

    2. 1st Place: IFSC Climbing World Cup - Boulder

      Erzberg, Austria

    3. 1st Place: IFSC Climbing World Cup - Boulder

      Millau, France

  4. 2012
    1. 2nd Place: IFSC Climbing World Championships - Boulder

      Paris, France

    2. Ascent: Southern Delight – First Ascent

      Taipan Wall, The Grampians

  5. 2011
    1. 1st Place: IFSC Bouldering World Cup

      Kilian's fifth Bouldering World Cup victory

      Milan, Italy