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Christian "Picco" Piccolruaz

Picco, born in 1970, is a neighbour of AUSTRIALPIN, living in Mieders in the Stubaital valley. Already in 2001 he brought his expertise, experience and his unique sense of humor to our team.

Christian "Picco" Piccolruaz

My disciplines: Ice climbing, mixed climbing, climbing, biking, snowboarding
Family is: More important than sports!
My occupation: Mountain & ski guide, geologist, trail designer (mountainbike), building via ferratas 
My vocation: Combing everything in life that is important to me
My favorite season & why: In Tirol, all 4 seasons are breath-taking. 
The terrain where I feel the most at home: Leading hard mixed climbing with good protection
The terrain which challenges me the most: Leading hard mixed climbing with good protection
Favorite place(s): Lüsens, Grawa, Stubai, Pinnis, Nordkette, Elfer, Garda lake, Elba, Ko Tao, …
What motivates me? Pure joy of doing sports and a bit of ambition!
What a training week looks like: I don’t train.
Future plans: Climbing beautiful routes, making first ascents, pushing the limits of e-biking, not looking too old 

Anything else to get off my chest? Carpe Diem!

Ice climbing highlights:

Hardest routes:

Flying Circus M10, Mordor WI 5, Der mit dem Eis tanzt WI5, Liftspur WI5, …

First ascents:

Iceman M8, Bese Hexe M9, Ground Launch M8+, Felsige Gärten M8, Linke Bazille M6+, WI 6, Klingentango M8 A1 WI5+, Chief Pinnis 8-, Dopey directe WI 7-, T-Rex M7+ Bletterbachschlucht, Captain Hook M6+, Semiramis Wi5+, 7. Zwerg WI 4, Rampenweg M6+, Zero Point Five Gully Grawa M6+ and many more.


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