Why do we kayakers take those burdens of our sport? For me it is spirit of kayaking – the spirit of friendship, exploration and nature. This drives me to live this sport for more than 15 years now. My father taught me the ﬁrst paddle strokes on the river Rhine in Germany. Older friends took me to the French Maritime Alps to challenge my ﬁrst rapids. I got captivated more and more by running whitewater.
Since I am attending college I live in Munich near the Alps. So I can go kayaking every weekend to practice my skills. Creeking is my main discipline in which I also take part in extreme races. For training and fun I also do freestyle on my local playspot here in Munich. One of my plans for the next years is to start sea kayaking and fulﬁll my dream to paddle the Norwegian Loften.