Managing director | Rigging | Safety
I was born in 1983 and I live in Ingolstadt. In 2006 I started climbing, which probably was only a gateway to slacklining. One year later I discovered the mind bending and mind changing effect of balancing on slacklines
Since then some years have passed and today I’m indulging in my passion together with a number of friends not only from my own town and country, but also from other countries as well. Slackliners show great appreciation and respect for each other, which makes slacklining a sort of special approach to life.
What attracts me to highlining is the fascination of being exposed, the energy I get by overcoming my fears, the feeling of being connected with other people and the curiosity for this great world.
This sport has been my incitement to travel through Europe and experience fascinating locations even more intensively these past two years. I have walked almost 40 highlines in Germany as well as especially in France, Czech Republic, Turkey, and Italy. Some of them were first ascends.
Projects I've been involved with:
650 meters long & 200 meters high – a storm blowing hard at 100 km/h impeded Alex from crossing the longest nylon slackline in the French Auvergne at first.
As a part of the festivities regarding the 25th anniversary of Ötzi (5300 year old mummy found on the glacier above the lake) Alex cruised 535 m over the beautiful Vernagt lake.
Epic slackline adventure on defense towers from World War II in the North Sea.
Looking for an aesthetic urban highline we ended up in the most ugly European city. As so often Johannes was the one to keep us going. Without him this project would have never been realized.
On this day we rigged a 196 m long waterline over a lake and Alex could walk it just like that the first time he tried.
With this urban highline between Pfeifturm and Moritzkirche in Ingolstadt we rigged the first slackline at, respectively over, a German church.
In the Bavarian Alpes Alex walked a 140-meter-long highline in summer 2013 breaking the highline world record.
We were to go south to escape the low temperatures in March. The two most suitable places were the French coast near Cassis with its precipitous rock walls and Catalonian Montserrat in Spain. However, in the end it was snowing even in Spain...
Illegal highlines in a closed down refinery, which was about to be pulled down. Here you find the pictures with our report.