David  LAMA

David LAMA
Axams, AT

Climbing


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26 years old


Hi, my name is David Lama. My discipline is free, lead and boulder climbing. My friends call me Fuzzy. I was born on 4 August 1990 in Axams, Austria.

Bio

David ‘Fuzzy’ Lama was born in 1990 to an Austrian mother and Nepalese father. He was just five years old when Himalaya-veteran Peter Habeler first saw him climb, spotting his natural talent. As a junior, David Lama did it all. In 2003, aged 12, he conquered an 8b+ route – the youngest climber to achieve this in the history of the sport (aged 15). David was junior world champion and twice winner of the European Youth Cup. With that, he took the step up to senior level and became the youngest ever competitor in a climbing World Cup event.

David took second place behind Italy’s Flavio Crespi at that World Cup event. Not content with second, the he topped the podium at the second attempt before doing the same at the third time of asking at his home event in Austria. In 2008, David became IFSC World Cup champion in both lead climbing and bouldering, but as of 2009 has decided to leave the competitive world of climbing behind in pursuit of personal climbing ambitions, shifting his attention to free climbing and alpinism.

It was 2012 that brought David his greatest triumph. After travelling to Patagonia, he realised his dream of making the first free ascent of the south east ridge of the famous Cerro Torre. He described this achievement as “probably the greatest adventure I experienced in my life so far". In 2013, David and climbing partner Peter Ortner were honoured with a 'special mention' at the Piolet d’Or awards in Chamonix, Francem in recognition of their first free ascent of Cerro Torre. The stunning story of their climb was immortalised in the 2013 movie, Cerro Torre – A Snowball's Chance in Hell, which went on to become a hit.

David might have hit the big screen, but he wasn't content to sit back and soak up the limelight – 2013 also saw him complete the first winter ascent of Schiefer Riss on the Sagwand in Tyrol, Austria, alongside friends Hansjörg Auer and Peter Ortner.

The climbing exploits just keep coming for David: he set a new route in 2015, when he conquered the Avaatara in Lebanon (8b), and in 2016 he's been taking on a series of multi-pitch routes in the Swiss Alps.

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Mountaineering

David Lama's Life of Climbing | Cerro Torre- A Snowball's Chance in Hell

►Watch the full film now here: http://win.gs/WatchCerroTorre David Lama has been climbing almost as long as he's been walking. His skill gives him the unreal ability to tackle some of the most intimidating climbs ever attempted. How David chooses these missions is what makes him one-of-a-kind. _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high.

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Mountaineering

High Altitude Climbing on Lunag Ri: David Lama | GoPro Highlights

► CLICK to watch the FULL VIDEO from their expedition: http://win.gs/DavidLamaLunagRi David Lama and Conrad Anker became the first expedition ever to reach the headwall of Lunag Ri, a 6907 meter high mountain located at the border of Nepal and Tibet. The combination of untouched summit and demanding climbing was incredibly difficult from all sides, and the duo made it further than any expedition in years past. Rough weather conditions and limited time kept them from reaching the true summit, but the ascent itself made for one helluva breathtaking experience. Check out the POV highlights from their adventure, and click the link above to watch the full video from their expedition on RedBull.com! _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high.  

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Climbing

David Lama's Life of Climbing | Cerro Torre- A Snowball's Chance in Hell

David Lama has been climbing almost as long as he's been walking. His skill gives him the unreal ability to tackle some of the most intimidating climbs ever attempted. How David chooses these missions is what makes him one-of-a-kind.

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Climbing

David Lama Climbs a Magical Sinkhole

Avaatara – Free Climbing the Magical Sinkhole  David Lama achieves first ascent of the Baatara gorge in Lebanon  “If you travel roads that have already been discovered, you are basically always just following. But if you go somewhere where no one’s ever been and do something no one’s ever done, you’re on the lead and that’s one thing that I really like.” David Lama’s guiding philosophy has already taken him to the most impressive mountain ranges of the world and, more recently, to the Baatara gorge in Lebanon. A surreal ‘Avatar’-like landscape, unexploited and untouched.  © Red Bull Media House

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Climbing

Devils Shortcut: News Cut

Selects of the climbing of David Lama and Felipe Camargo at one of the most iconic places of Rio de Janeiro: The devils Shortcut in Corcovado.

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Mountaineering

Red Bull presents David Lama Project Masherbrum Trailer - Mountaineering

“The first time I stood in front of Masherbrum, I knew I had found what I was looking for. A face so incredibly huge and difficult, you are tempted to believe it is impossible.“ These are the feelings expressed by extreme mountaineer David Lama at sight of the yet unclimbed northeast face of Masherbrum in the Karakoram mountain range. Together with Peter Ortner and Hansjoerg Auer, the climbing prodigy wants to take on the wall 3500 metres in height this summer. Currently, the three climbers are acclimatizing at an altitude of about 7000 metres above sea level. By the end of June, they will set off for Masherbrum.

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