Dani Arnold has been living his passion for 20 years: extreme mountaineering. Expeditions have taken him all over the world to challenging routes in rock and ice.
Born in 1984, Dani Arnold, a professional mountaineer and mountain guide, decided in 2011 to give up his job as a machine mechanic and follow an unknown path into the mountain world. It was like returning to his roots, as he grew up at 1700 metres, high above the Schächen valley, and went to school every day by cable car down to the valley. Mountaineering: Expeditions, rock climbing, ice climbing in different countries around the world is his passion.
„It’s worth taking a risk to achieve your dreams“ – with this attitude, great will and technical ability, he was able to set alpine milestones.
Dani Arnold Lecture Topics
What drives him? How does he deal with defeats or prepare for his projects? No matter what industry you come from. Parallels to mountaineering are everywhere.
Mountaineering is about tactics and calculated risks, about courage and discipline, about guiding others and oneself, about curiosity, open eyes and joy. In the lecture, he takes the audience on a journey to hard-to-reach places in pictures and words. He lets you take part in challenges that seem impossible, while conveying his passion for the mountains and adventure.
Dani Arnold tries to combine speed and difficulty in his projects. Not only in summer, but especially in winter he searches for his limits. Some cornerstones of his life: speed records on the Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses north faces, first ascents in Patagonia, Alaska, Pakistan and China. He is particularly proud of the mixed routes he has climbed in Scotland. „The Hurting“ and „Anubis“ are technically and psychologically some of the most demanding there is.
The mountains are brutally honest. „If you’re too bad, you can’t get up. There are no excuses, you alone are always the culprit.“
Despite some defeats and unsuccessful expeditions, Dani Arnold never lost the joy of mountaineering and the appreciation of the beauty of the mountains.
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