a historic film about Udo Neumann's history in climbing, about he and Klem Loskot met in the Frankenjura in 1998, about their trips and how they finally in 2000 wrote the book "Der XI. Grad - climbing at the limit of human performance" together.
About Klem Loskot
Klem grew up in a small village near Salzburg, always loving being outside. When he turned 15 some friends opened a world to him - the world of rocks. That was in 1989. From this time on he spent most of his spare time at the cliffs around Salzburg and nearly forgot about all the girls. While his school friends went out and got drunken he was tripping in Europe. The home areas quickly lost their excitement, he discover new areas to stay curios, and so DISCOVERING new areas soon became a big passion of him.
At the age of 16, at his first competition, he got 3’rd in the Austrian championships, what gave him the rights to start at world cups and at the “world’s”. Soon he realized it’s not the way he wants to live. With his friends he went back to the woods and created new routs and focused on the style of climbing.
Klem takes frequent breaks from the world of rocks to stay psyched. He loves surfing and skiing...
In ’97, after some years in the “secret laboratories” – the home woods and the oceans of the world – Klem accidental repeated lots of famous routes very fast and made quite a name of himself. In the next years he established the world’s hardest Routs and Boulders around the whole globes and discovered new areas. In 2000 Climbing Magazine named Klem “the world’s best” Boulderer/ Sport Climber.
2000, after 10 years chasing the personal limit, Klem together with Udo Neumann he wrote a book, “DER ELFTE GRAD” (ckeck: www.udini.com). The book is based on 365 days in the life of a high end climber, tells stories about trips, about personal experiences in creating new moves, shows many motion studies and especially brings this special lifestyle to the people.
"Got the vid thanks, thought the first 20 minutes was the most inspiring climbing video I've ever seen, I got very excited about it - great images, fast editing, the perfect compliment to the book (which I thought was great too). - I thought it was very unusual in that it started as yourvideo auto-biography and included the climbers who've influenced you and you've climbed with, so Wolfgang, Dale, Jerry, Klem were in there with you as the thread holding it all together" ---Neil (Pearsons, editor of On The Edge - the climbers' magazine in a private mail to Udo)