Climbing Bilder Yannick Flohe - Bergstation

LOWA CLIMBING Team Yannick Flohé

Big goals

For more than 10 years, climbing has been a part of 17-year-old Yannick Flohé’s life. With parents who love climbing and a sister who is just as enthu­siastic about it (Luisa, also on the LOWA JUNIOR Team), that is of course no wonder. If at some point in his free time, things don’t get vertical, then they go fast forward instead – like when he’s on his road bike, another passion of this 17-year-old from Essen. Despite his young age, he has actually inter­n­alised quite a bit of wisdom already: Training has to be fun, otherwise you will lack in motivation. Not as if you will see this lacking in him in any way at this point. At the German Alpine Club (DAV) Youth Cup 2015 in lead in Freimann, he achieved 1st place in male Youth A (ages 16–17). That same year, he also was on the highest step of the podium at the DAV Youth Boul­dering Cup in Friedrich­shafen in male Youth A as champion. But he doesn’t want to rest on those laurels; one of his athletic goals is to win the World Cup.

Facts & figures

Home base:
Sport soldier
Favourite climbing site:
Local mountain:
The northern Eifel
1,77 m
70 kg

Yannick Flohé,
Has your everyday (climbing) life changed since the cham­pi­onship? What are your plans for your athletic future?

“No, my everyday life has not changed. Right now, I am working on my endurance for the Lead World Cup.”

Do you have a special source of inspiration or motivation that you tap when you are having a bad day?

“Motivation is not really a problem for me. Training brings me new joy every day. I always look forward to it. I think this is why things are working out for me so well this year.”

What is so special about climbing/boul­dering to you?

“I like the variety that the sport offers you and the range of training programmes.”