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David Göttler

He was born in 1978. David’s passion for mountains started at age of 7 with his father climbing in the Alps. He traveled with his family to exciting and adventurous places like Hoggar mountains in the African desert or to Iceland. After finishing high school, he began with the education for becoming a professional mountain guide and soon later he became a member of the first Expedition Team for Youth athletes in the German Alpine Club. Now he live in Munich.

 In this winter He go to Nanga Parbat with Simone Moro. They will try to climb Nanga by first time in winter.

David Göttler. Fot. TNF

Career Highlights:

- "Supercanaleta" on Fitz Roy in Patagonia (2003)
- 8000m peaks summits: GasherbrumII, Broad Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lhotse and Makalu
- 8000m attempts: two times on K2 (8611m) up to 8200m
- Ama Dablam (6856m) north face new route attempt: failed because we got stuck on the North Ridge at 6400m
- as an expedition leader with the German Youth Alpine Team successful on 3 firstascents on an unclimbed 5900m mountain in the Minya Konga range
- climbed Chimborazzo ( 6300m) and the 5000m mountains Cotopaxi and Illiniza norte with a client
- winter climbs of the 3 big famous north faces: Eiger, Grand Jorasse and Matterhorn
- climbing the bold alpine route "Mythomania" in the home mountains of "Wilden Kaiser"
- the icefalls of "Merlin" and "Krönung", WI6, Zillertal, Austria

Other Activities:
- actual coach of the national German Youth Expedition Team
- instructor in the German Mountain Guide Association

Personal Note:
Mountain climbing to me is far more than a hobby. It’s my life, my passion, it’s always present. It both fulfils and challenges me like no other occupation. I love the elements: the ice, the wind, the snow. I love being exposed, being outdoors, being part of a great adventure. I value the friendship, the very nature and presence of which I experience on the mountain. In fully concentrating on every single move, in knowing which consequences even the smallest mistake might have, I discover a new challenge each time.
Taking on this challenge means nothing less than – being alive.

Source: The North Face

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Damian Granowski

Climbing trainer in Cracow. enthusiast of rock climbing, mountaineering (summer and winter), ice climbing, dry-tooling. Owner of blog drytooling.com.pl.
My climbing school you will find here: kursyskalkowe.pl (also climbing courses in english language).

Website: drytooling.com.pl
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