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.Read more