Author Bio

Barbara Zangerl

Barbara “Babsi” is a professional climber from Austria. She first started climbing at 14 when her brother took her along to the gym, and she enjoyed it from the very first moment. In 2009, Babsi suffered a herniated disc, which made her change her attitude toward climbing a bit, as she wasn’t allowed to boulder for a long time. Today she enjoys exploring the different styles of climbing. Babsi loves being outdoors and traveling to various regions to try out cool alpine routes, sport multipitch routes, trad climbs or sport climbs. In August 2017, she and her partner Jacopo Larcher notched the third free ascent of  Zodiac (5.13d) on El Cap.