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Exclusive Interview With | Alex Megos

He’s conquered some of the most technical climbing routes in the world, but German-born star of the rocks, Alexander Megos, shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. We caught up with Alex in-between training sessions, to reminisce on some tough routes and how it feels to defy gravity and expectations.

Remember the name Alexander Megos. It’s one that’s not going to be forgotten for a very long time. From climbing his local routes with his family at the climbing hotspot of Frankenjura, Germany, aged 6, Alex Megos has quickly skyrocketed through the climbing ranks to become a rock superstar within the modern climbing scene.

We caught up with Alex during a break from this rigorous training routine at Kendal Mountain Festival, where we discussed some of his incredible onsight achievements, the motivations behind every climb, and how we can all push the boundaries of what we think is possible on the rocks, if we have the right approach.

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When not creating content for the Blacks Blog and perpetually daydreaming about everything outdoors, Leonie enjoys heading down unbeaten paths and journeying to destinations less travelled.

She has traversed volcanoes in Northern Chile, explored local cuisine in remote Korean Buddhist temples, and rambled along some of Britain’s most classic trails. If the season’s right, Leonie can be found foraging in the local flora and fauna, and rustling up delicious meals from her latest find.

Favourite British Location: Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye

Most Interesting Trek: Salkantay Trek, Peru

Couldn’t Live Without: Packing Cubes

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