Name: Angelika Rainer
Date of birth: 18.10.1986
Place of Birth: Meran
Languages: German, Italian, English
Club: AVS Meran
Coaches: at the Moment Marco Servalli, in the past Helli Haller and Andi Sanin
If I'm not climbing I like: riding my racing bike, reading a good book or meeting my friends
Favorite food: pasta, pizza and ice cream


Angelika is three times World Champion and two times Vice-Champion in Iceclimbing. Already as a child Angelika liked hiking with her mother in the mountains of South Tyrol and climbing trees in her garden. After she got in touch with a rock for the first time in her life at the age of 10, doing her very first fixed-rope route, she couldn't think about anything but climbing. The climbing hall, that was opened two years later in her hometown Merano, gave Angelika the possibility to indulge her passion with every fibre of her body. In 2008 Angelika's childhood dream came true: she won for the first time an Iceclimbing World Cup competition in Saas Fe, Switzerland. In 2012 and in 2015 she won the Overall World Cup ranking. In addition, she also won two times at the prestigious International Mixed climbing competition in Ouray, Colorado and at the single event Red Bull White Cliffs. But in the Winter Angelika does not only participate in competitions, but has also repeted some of the most difficult ice-, mixed- and Drytooling routes in the world. In November 2017 she climbs the Drytooling route 'A line above the sky' and becomes the first women to climb a route graded D15. On the rock Angelika climbs routes until the grade 8c and with the first female ascent of the route 'Italia 61', 8a, 250m on Piz Ciavaces in the Dolomites, in 2008 she got a nice result also in this ambit of climbing. Not only in sports Angelika loves to be in touch with nature. In 2008 she earned a B.A. degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Bolzano.Subsequently she works for several years at the agricultural research centre Laimburg, before she took the decision to totally dedicate herself to climbing. Translation Armin Innerhofer