Thomas Podolan

„ I am 17 years old, come from Salzburg and am in my last year of school. I got into climbing thanks to my sister and my father. Now I have been climbing passionately for 12 years. I write the training plan for myself. In the last few years I have been trying more and more to get on rock, which I rarely succeed in because of the competitions. “

Achievements Comps

  • 4th Place Austrian Championships Combined 2020
  • 5th Place Austrian Championships Lead 2020
  • 4 times National Youth Champion in Speed, Lead and Bouldering
  • 7th Place World Youth Championships 2020
  • Youth Vice World Champion Boulder 2018 (Moscow)
  • 1st Place EYC Lead Uster 2018
  • 2nd Place EYC Lead Imst 2018
  • 2nd Place EYC Boulder Graz 2018

Achievements Outdoors

  • Bouldering:
  • Pluto (8a+), Maltatal, Österreich
  • Shining (8a), Silvretta
  • Sport climbing:
  • Flying in a Blue Dream (8c), Plombergstein, Österreich
  • Father and Son (moderate 8c), Frankenjura
  • Fanatic Baby (8c), Gitschenwand, Österreich
  • Elephant Man (8b+), Arco
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?

After I come home from school, I usually go straight to training. As soon as I'm back home, it's time to study.

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?

Possible qualification for Olympia 2024 World Cup starts in 2021

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