A winner who knows what counts
SALEWA celebrates its newest member: A warm welcome to Alexandra Ladurner
She is an exemplary competitive sportswoman. The number of national and inter-national titles in her CV far exceed her age. Just four months after donning a climbing harness for the first time, Alexandra Ladurner was national champion – at the tender age of 10! You could say she exploded onto the climbing scene. She was overall winner of the South Tyrol Championships from 2003 to 2007, runner-up in Junior World Championship in 2007, third in the Junior World Championships in 2008 and took the crown in 2010 as World Champion in difficulty climbing at the Junior World Championship in Edinburgh.
On top of that string of successes, Ladurner, who hails from Meran, also made a name for herself in bouldering and in adult competitive climbing, both at a national and international level. She did all that while still a teenager. In 2006 she won the Arco European Bloc. In 2007 she added the Italian Cup in Lead Climbing. The following year she was Italian Bouldering, Lead and Overall Champion. At the Rock Master in Arco in 2009 she reached 11th place and in 2010 achieved a respectable 10th at the Bouldering World Cup in Munich.
Ladurner has certainly invested a lot of energy and time in her competitive career but as she says herself “the most important aspect of the sport is to have fun and enjoy the pleasure of movement. I find that more fulfilling than striving for the best results“. We hope that Alexandra will always manage to achieve both – and will reach lots more milestones in her career. You are very welcome to the team Alexandra!