Ines - won her first overall World Cup Ice Climbing in 2001 and started her professional career. After numerous World Cup and world championship titles, Ines moved on 2006 from the competition scene. Ines' goals were in in the mountains, traveling to foreign countries and expeditions becoming ever more important. Rock climbing wise she proved her mettle on some super hard alpine style routes include 'Symphonie De Liberte' 8a on the north face of the Eiger and the even more impressive 'Camilotto Pellesier' 8b 11 pitches on the Cima Grande. Since then her ascents have proved this 'retirement' to be a great decision with 'Flying Circus' (M 10) on sight, the first ascent of 'Into the Wild' (M 12) and numerous expeditions: Kwande Shar Women's Expedition in Nepal, the Cirque of the Unclimbables Women's Expedition in Canada, as well as icefall climbing in Brooks Canyon Canada and magnificent rock climbing in the Bugaboos in Canada.
Markus - is well known internationally and has focused on hard new routes in his home area - around Franconia Switzerland and as of recently his outstanding ticklist takes in 25 new 8c+ routes, 7 new 9a routes ('Unplugged','Heiliger Gral','Matador', 'Zugzwang' 'The Essential', 'Lifesblood For The Downtrodden' and 'Pantera') and plenty more first ascents. The most notable of these first ascents include: 'Corona' (2006), and 'The Man That Follows Hell' (2009), both 9a+ and both quickly becoming international testpieces. Markus is also the first person to repeat all 8b (and harder) climbs in Frankenjura, among others also the ultimate route by Wolfgang Güllich, 'Action Direct'.Markus's bouldering (unsurprisingly) is pretty hardcore too, there's several 8b+ FB first ascents on his ticklist, while his hardest 'Gossip' 8c and 'Montecore' 8c, are among the hardest problems in the Frankenjura.