about_me

Hi everybody,

my name is Barbara Raudner and I am a fanatic climber! I live in Lower Austria (near Vienna) with my husband Hannes Raudner-Hiebler and I was born in 1972. I started climbing at the age of 28 during a mountainbike trip to Arco (Italy) and I fell in love with climbing from the first moment on. For me climbing allows me to push my limits, physical and mental. After my studies of „French/Economics and Law“ at the Karl Franzens Universität Graz (Styria) as well as of „Communication and Advertising“ at the Werbeakadamie Wien (Vienna), I was working for the European Commission in Austria as a Public Relations expert for more than 18 years. This was a very interesting work, but 4 years ago I took the big decision to leave this job and to start doing something totally new. Life is short, so you should live it now. I am very lucky to have visited many wonderful places and to have met many beautiful people whilst living my life of adventure these past few years together with Hannes. Focussing on my own dreams and setting my own personal challenges has given me the direction for which to pursue my climbing. I love being outdoors!! Besides my own climbing, I work as a climbing teacher and I try to share all my experiences, knowledge and passion with other motivated people. Also I am supported by and cooperate with some of the most important international climbing brands like E9, Metolius, Sterling and La Sportiva.

 

Happy climbing,
Barbara

 

 

 

HARDEST SPORTCLIMBING ASCENTS:

 

8c+ & 8c

  • Oliana (Catalunya) Mind Control 8c+ (2013)
  • Oliana (Catalunya) El Gran Blau 8b+/c (2015)
  • Oliana (Catalunya) Fish Eye 8c (2012)
  • Oliana (Catalunya) Full Equip 8c (2012)
  • Höllental (Austria) Honig 8c (2011)
  • Adlitzgräben (Austria) Doubleoverhead 8c (2010)
  • Frankenfels (Austria) First Ascent Mauerblümchen 8b+/8c (2010)
  • Adlitzgräben (Austria) Selbst ist das Kind 8c (2009)
  • Höllental (Austria) Keitos Palast 8c (2006, first woman in Austria to climb 8c)

8b+

  • Montsant (Spain) L-Ments 8b+ (2016)
  • Montsant (Spain) Falconeti 8b+ (2015)
  • Verdon (France) Tom et Je Ris 8b+ (2015)
  • Kärnten (Austria) First Ascent Fatliners 8b/+ (2015)
  • Verdon (France) Hulkosaure 8b/+ (2015)
  • Oliana (Catalunya) Humildes Pa Casa 8b+ (2014)
  • Kärnten (Austria) Achtbe 8b/+ (2013)
  • Margalef (Catalunya) Terrence Hill 8b+ (2013)
  • Perles (Catalunya) Sin Perdon 8b+ (2012)
  • Rodellar (Spain) Route de Madison 8b+ (2012)
  • Höllental (Austria) Indotimes 8b+ (2011)
  • Adlitzgräben (Austria) Gott gegen Lisa Simpson 8b+ (2011)

and a lot of 8bs in Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland over the past 10 years.

 

 

HARDEST BOULDERING ASCENTS:

 

  • Kremstal (Austria) Hobbygärtner 7c+ bloc (2007)
  • Kremstal (Austria) Inri 7c bloc (2007)