Florian Hill

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Florian Hill at TED Conference

Florian Hill (born April 9, 1984 in Germany) is a professional mountaineer[1][2][3] and entrepreneur.[4] He currently lives in New York City and Haines, Alaska.

Biography and Athletic career[edit]

Hill was introduced to the mountains by his family early on in life. By the age of five, he had already climbed his first 10,000 foot mountain with his father in the Alps. In his late adolescence he competed in Olympic boxing in national and international tournaments, training at the Olympic Training Center in Germany. He was awarded Citizen of Honor in his hometown in the federal state of Hesse. Florian's passion for the outdoors led him to the Arctic where he trained sled dog teams for the longest and toughest distance race in the world e.g. for Yukon Quest winner and Iditarod veteran Sebastian Schnuelle in Canada and Alaska. As a professional mountaineer he extensively climbed in the ice-wastes of Alaska, the South American Andes, Himalaya, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, Central Asia and the Yukon Territory in Northern Canada. Florian Hill consistently strives to combine high performance and adventure.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Apart from his expedition activities Florian leads a strategy consulting firm based in New York City. He also acts as a strategic adviser for European Horizons a transatlantic think tank based at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2015 Florian was officially announced as a fellow of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University by a nomination of Professor master Laurans and the Council of Masters. He also functions as an honorary member to the German Council on Foreign Relations and the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

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Family[edit]

Florian Hill is the first cousin of film director and Grimme prize-winner Kilian Riedhof (de).[10] His uncle Anton Hofherr (de) is a German former professional ice hockey player.

Notable climbs[edit]

  • First ascent Djamila, Teke-Tor (4.480 m), Tian Shan, Kyrgyzstan, difficulty: V+, M4+, E4; 880 m
  • First ascent Deliver Me, Illimani Southface (6.439 m), difficulty: VI, WI6, M6+, E5, alpine style; 1700 m.[11][12]
  • First ascent Chamaka, Sirk'i Qullu Southwestface (5.546 m) difficulty: VII,WI5, M5, alpine style; 550 m.[13]
  • First ascent Newfoundland, Diente Blanco (5.250 m), Kunturiri, Cordillera Real, difficulty V,WI5, M3+, alpine style; 420 m.[14]
  • First ascent "Epic", Taku D Peak, Southeastface, Juneau Icefield, Alaska. difficulty: TD-, E5, 550 Meter. Ski traveres and ascent by fair means
  • Cerro Ramada Northwestface (6.384 m)
  • Denali (6.194 m) 2011 West Buttress, 2012 West Rib, Messner couloir

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Florian Hill Tedx Talk..
  2. ^ "adidas Innovation Challenge: behind the scenes, but right on stage. - adidas Group blog". adidas Group blog. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Florian Hill: NYC's Resident Mountaineer -". Traverse Outfitters - Resources for Exploration - 917-830-5419. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  4. ^ "Startseite - hillalliance | en". www.hillalliance.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  5. ^ SPIEGEL TV documentary about Florian Hill's expedition
  6. ^ http://www.zeiss.com/sports-optics/en_us/nature/experience/partnerships/florian-hill.html
  7. ^ [2] Florian Hill Tedx Talk..
  8. ^ "adidas Innovation Challenge: behind the scenes, but right on stage. - adidas Group blog". adidas Group blog. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  9. ^ "Interview with Florian Hill: NYC's Resident Mountaineer -". Traverse Outfitters - Resources for Exploration - 917-830-5419. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  10. ^ de:Kilian Riedhof[better source needed]
  11. ^ Meghan Ward (2010-09-23). "Illimani's South Face, Then Four More". Alpinist.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  12. ^ "bolivie 2010". Pioletdor.org. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  13. ^ Gwen Cameron (2010-06-28). "International Activity in Bolivia and Peru". Alpinist.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  14. ^ "Husarenritt auf dem Diente Blanco: Florian Hill eröffnet "Neufundland"". bergleben.de. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 

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