Climbing / Climbers / Bernhard Fiedler
Name: Bernhard Fiedler
Interview: Moon Climbing / January 2012
Moon Climbing – When and where did you start climbing?
Bernhard - I started climbing in 1993 in small areas around my hometown vienna.
Moon Climbing – Do you have a favourite style of climbing (traditional, sport, bouldering etc)?
Bernhard - Whatever I do in that moment is my favourite.
Moon Climbing – You are stuck on a desert island with just one route and one boulder. Which ones would you choose and why?
Bernhard - ”Lock Stock and Two Smocking Barrels“ on the Diabolo wall in Mallorca. Because it’s the best. Going for the big jug and swinging out 12 meter above the see with only water underneath makes me feel sooooo deeply satisfied.
Moon Climbing – Who is your climbing hero or inspiration and why?
Bernhard - I love climbing. I love share emotions with my friends. I love the ecstatic moment, that lasts forever. I love the searching, the travelling, the wasted time and body,… I want to thank people like Güllich or Loskot or Sharma, who helped me discovering the potential and the beauty, that climbing has for me, by doing, what they did.
Moon Climbing - How often do you climb?
Bernhard - that’s very adaptable; around 4 times a week
Moon Climbing – Where and how often do you train and for how many hours per week?
Bernhard - It’s not about the hours.
Moon Climbing – What kind of training do you do?
Bernhard - I do ordinary stuff like bouldering or campus. I try to vary the walls, the boulders and the training a lot, so as not to get used to it.
Moon Climbing - Your top training tip or tips?
Bernhard - Don’t loose the passion for climbing. Everything else comes natural. (As long as you stop watching climbing vids every now and than and grap some holds yourself!)
Moon Climbing – The climbing achievement you are most proud of and why?
Bernhard - Route: “Blut & Honig“ 9a first ascent; because in the beginning, it felt so impossible. Boulder: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close“ 8B+ FA boulder; I worked for almost 2 years and for me, it’s still a mystery how I managed to climb it.
Moon Climbing - What is your opinion on competitions? Good, bad or indifferent?
Bernhard - Good, as long as competitors know how to win or loose.
Moon Climbing – Your goals for 2011?
Bernhard - ….