ANNA STÖHR

NATIONALITY: AUSTRIAN
DATE OF BIRTH: 25.4.1988
ACTIVITY: CLIMBING

BIO


Born and raised in Innsbruck, in the heart of the Alps, Anna is a passionate climber. Although she is better known for her results in competitions, she really feels at home climbing outdoors. Her parents, both climbers, introduced Anna to rock climbing when she was six years old: at the age of eight she joined a kids climbing group, and competed ever since. Now, after a quarter of a century, Anna has made numerous first female ascents in bouldering from Austria to South Africa, from Scandinavia to the US. She has been on rock climbing trips to Japan, China, the Balkans and lots of other interesting, funny and meaningful places. Looking for something different, Anna stopped competing in the World Cup Circuit in 2017. Now she is eager to push her limits outdoor, be it bouldering, sport climbing or multipitch routes.

Activities practiced:
Anna’s life revolves around the idea of enjoying the sport of climbing in multiple ways. She wants to be a well-rounded climber who feels comfortable in different terrain. She feels passionate about bouldering, sport climbing and multipitch climbing. Anna is a person motivated to challenge herself and evolve as a climber and as a human being.
Hobbies:
Anna loves reading, drinking coffee, going to a certain cinema called "Leokino" which screens mainly European movies, spending time outside on her bike or on her skis.
Favorite place:
There is no place like home: Innsbruck, a great home base to enjoy the alps, and to come back to after visiting some remote climbing area across the globe.
Favorite book:
Actually it changes pretty frequently: one forever would be quite boring. At the moment they are two: "All the light we cannot see" by Anthony Doerr and "The Capital" by Robert Menasse.
Biggest fear:
Fear itself.

PROJECTS


Anna sent some of the hardest boulder problems of the world: "New Base Line" 8b+ boulder 2017 SUI, "The Penrose Step" 8b+ FFA boulder 2017 USA, "Steppenwolf" 8b boulder FFA 2017 SUI, "Meadowlark Lemon" stand 8b 2017 boulder FFA. For the future, she aims to evolve both as a person and as a climber, finding and climbing interesting multi pitch routes and pushing her limits in sport climbing. The near future could include a test piece in Zillertal called "Freedom" 8b+/c sport climb, and "Resistance" 8c at Schleierwasserfall. 

"I BELONG TO THE DOLOMITES, AND I PLAY MY GAME ON THE MOUNTAINS OF THE ENTIRE WORLD. THE DOLOMITES ARE MY HERITAGE, MY BACKYARD, BUT MOST OF ALL THE PLACE WHERE I SHAPE MY VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF MOUNTAINEERING."

Simon Gietl