Name: Mario Walder
Date of birth: 1978
Hometown: Amlach (Eastern Tyrol), Austria
How important are ethics in climbing and what are yours all about?
I set a high value on ethics. I've done almost all of my first ascents in classic style. In my opinion it's very important that the old classics remain as they are. You should respect the style of the first ascender and the mountain. To me there is nothing more beautiful than going into the mountains with friends and finding new ways. To see a line and to then climb it is the best - the line is what matters!
What would you do if you could no longer climb?
I never thought about it, I just climb.