Mario Walder (Austria)


Interview with Mario Walder (Austria), mountaineer
Name: Mario Walder
Date of birth: 1978
Hometown: Amlach (Eastern Tyrol), Austria

How important is ethics in climbing and what are your principles?
Ethics is a fundamental value for me. I've done almost all of my first ascents in classic style. In my opinion it's very important that the old classics remain as they are. You should respect the style of the first climber as well as the mountain. To me there is nothing more beautiful than going into the mountains with friends and finding new ways.

What would you do if you could no longer climb?
I’ve never thought about it, I just climb.