Thomas Podolan

„ I am 15 years old and I have been climbing since I was 7. I go to high school in Salzburg which makes the combination of climbing and school difficult sometimes. I have two older sisters and I always train together with one of them. Furthermore, I have two little rabbits which are very imprtant to me. “

Achievements Comps

  • Youth Vice World Champion Boulder 2018 (Moscow)
  • Triple National Youth Champion in Speed, Lead and Bouldering (Austria)
  • 1st Place EYC Lead 2017
  • 2nd Place EYC Lead 2018 (Imst)
  • 2nd Place EYC Lead 2017
  • 2nd Place EYC Bouldern 2018 (Graz)
  • 6th Place Youth Worldchampionships 2017 (Innsbruck)
  • 1st Place National Youth Ranking Austria Lead

Achievements Outdoors

  • Sport climbing:
  • Soulstrip (8b), Maltatal
  • Kreuzweg (8a+), Hallein
  • Musculus, Klausus, Kraftus (8a), Maltatal
More about Thomas at Digital Rock

about Mantle

„ When you train almost daily then you use a fair bit of chalk. In order to give 100% in training as well as at comps, I need a chalk that gives me great grip. MANTLE provides such a chalk for me. “

Questions to Thomas

What do you usually do in your spare time?

If I am not climbing I enjoy spending time with my two older sisters or I read a book.

Give us a fun fact about you or a remarkable experience in your climbing career.

At an international comp I forgot all about the time so I had to climb my second qualification route 10min after a very big lunch. Somehow I managed to top the route but I felt really sick afterwards ;) Ever since I have been very careful with scheduling my time at comps :)

What are your long term and/or short term goals?

Longterm: To never lose the fun of climbing and shortterm: to qualify for the Youth World Championships in Russia in 2018 and if I do so then to reach a top result.

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