About

Hi buddy,  I’m a professional climber, my name is Patrik Aufdenblatten, I’m from Zermatt, Switzerland.

I was born in  Zermatt, a little town in Switzerland surrounded by mountains. During my childhood I was already fascinated by mountaineering and skiing. At the age of eight I climbed a 4100m high mountain, six years later I ascented the Matterhorn via the Hörnli ridge for the first time. Later I could climbed the North Face of the Matterhorn via the Bonatti Diretissima (ED+ 1200m) in 7 hours 14 minutes.

During my education, I spent a lot of time with sport and ice climbing. I succeeded to climb a few 8c and ice falls grated WI7. By and by I got into mixed climbing and did one of the hardest drytooling routes. However, I also took part on the ice climbing World Cup and reached the podium several times.

In autumn I traveled several times to the yosemite national park, where I improved my crack climbing technic as well as big wall technic. In 2007, with 19 year old I could freeclimb ‘Freerider’ at El Cap, Yosemite and a lot of other beautiful lines such as the Nose, American Wall, Zodiac and much more.

In 2009 I finished the commercial school and did the formation as a ski instructor. Therefore, I had enough time to travel. In Gritstone, I climbed a lot of easy lines. After this I visited Indian Creek where I could climb many classic routes such as Air Sweden(R5.13) Less than zero (5.13-) and others.

After finishing the Hotel School in march 2013 I went to Morocco and could open the new amazing line Azazar.  Then I went to Armenia for basalt climbing and now I work in the Restaurant Walliserkanne in Zermatt. That’s why I don’t have so much time for hanging around, but don’t worry, the next trip to Patagonien is already planned.