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Angelika Rainer

World Champion Ice Climber

Born and raised in South Tyrol, Italy, climbing was always going to be an obvious pursuit for Angelika. Even from a young age she had a real passion for the outdoors and as a child she regularly hiked with her mother in the mountains of South Tyrol.
Ever since her first alpine fixed-rope route she was hooked, from there she took part in regional, national and international competitions and, after winning the Junior Italian Championships several times, in 2007 she reached one of her career goals by becoming Senior Italian Champion in Ice Climbing.

In 2009 Angelika’s childhood dream came true and she became World Champion in Ice Climbing in Saas Fe, Switzerland, a goal she had been aiming at for many years. In 2011 she successfully defended the title in Busteni, Romania.

In 2012 she managed to top her previous successes by winning the 2012 Ice Climbing overall World Cup. On the rock Angelika climbs routes up to 8b+ and completed the first female ascent of the route “Italia 61”, 8a, 250m on Piz Ciavaces in the Dolomites.

Most recently, in 2014, Angelika managed to complete the first female ascent of Clash of the Titans WI10+, in Helmcken Falls Canada. This really set in stone her status as one of the worl'd top female ice climbers!

We're really proud to have such a successful female climber on the Berghaus team and we’re looking forward to seeing what projects Angelika has planned for the future.

Here are some more of Angelika's achievement's:

1st place Ice Climbing World Cup Overall Ranking 2012
1st place European Championship Ice Climbing, Saas Fee, Switzerland, 2012
1st place Ice Climbing World Championship, Busteni, Romania, 2011
1st place International Master „Icefight“, Rabenstein, Italy, 2010
1st place Ice Climbing World Championship, Saas Fee, Switzerland, 2009
1st place Italian Cup Ice Climbing 2008
1st place Ice Climbing World Cup, Saas Fee, Switzerland, 2008
1st place Italian Cup Ice Climbing 2007
1st place Italian Cup Sportsclimbing 2007

Non mollare, Pian Schiavaneis, 8b+ redpoint, 2012
Ousider, Cornalba, 8a+/b redpoint, 2010
Fuego, Massone, 8a+/b, redpoint, 2009
Roofopoulos, Kalymnos/Telendos, 8a+ 3rd try, 2011

Dry Tooling
Il volo dell’angelo, Grotta dei sogni, D13-, redpoint, 2012
M come Mostro, Maddalena, D13-, redpoint, 2012
La legge di Newton, Grotta del Lupo, D10+ flash, 2011
Traverso, Ferrara di Monte Baldo, D10 on sight, 2011
Squiriting woman, Quail – Iseo, D12 redpoint, 2009
Dry Girl, Quail – Iseo, D11 redpoint, 2009

Alpine Climbing
'Italia 61' 250m, 8a, Piz Ciavaces, Sella, 2008; first women to climb this route free

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