The pictures all belong to Rico Haase, Marco Zanone and Lena Herrmann / copyright Rico Haase, Marco Zanone and Lena Herrmann !!

Lena Herrmann, born January 28th 1994, is one of the strongest climbers in Germany. After having won lots of junior competitons she started focussing more on rockclimbing. In June 2016 she became the 1st woman to climb 8c+ in the Frankenjura (Germany) with the route “Battle Cat”. Jean-Marc had the chance to do an interview with her. Have fun reading :)

Also, check out the following movie about Lena climbing Battle Cat (8c+): 

1. Wie alt warst du, als du mit Klettern angefangen hast und wie bist du dazu gekommen?

How old were you when you started climbing and how did you discover this sport?

Ich war noch ein kleines Mädchen als ich meine ersten Kletterversuche gestartet habe. Mein Papa hat meine Schwester und mich mit in den Wald genommen, wo wir anfangs mehr im Dreck gespielt haben als zu klettern. Ich erinnere mich unglaublich gern, und sogar noch sehr intensiv, an diese Tage. Später wuchs dann das Interesse für das, was Papa so machte, während wir spielten, und somit entwickelte sich der Reiz fürs Klettern!

I was only a little girl when I started my first tries in climbing. My dad took me and my sister into the woods where we played more in the dirt at the beginning than we were climbing. I love to remember those days and I still remember them as if it were yesterday. Later, I grew some interest in which my father did while I was playing and I developped an attraction for climbing!

2. Hast du irgendwelche Kletteridole?

Do you have any role models in climbing?

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anonymous asked:

Hermione and Snape, what to do think about the talented late Alan Rickman that played Snape. As well as talented Emma Watson that play Hermione, in the films.

Pictured: Severus Snape as portrayed by Alan Rickman and Hermione Granger as portrayed by Emma Watson // Artworks: Severus Snape by Eileen9 and Hermione - Harry Potter by W-E-Z


We’ve already answered a number of questions in regards to the talented, late Alan Rickman, which you can read here, here, and here

As for Emma Watson, we believe she encapsulated Hermione’s personality, drive, and fierce stamina with skill and grace. It’s quite a spot-on portrayal.

Hermione maintains that Miss Watson is ‘far prettier’ than her, but I beg to differ. -disagreeable growl- And why they couldn’t, at least, give Miss Watson my wife’s wild hair is beyond me. That is, perhaps, my only criticism, with all due respect to Miss Watson’s performance. It’s not her fault. 



Passing by a store window was this public protest against Venice allowing cruise ships to dock:

“Big Ship = Big Shit. Awakening: Protesters swim in the Guidecca Canal in an attempt to block the Venice Tourist Port. The Protest was organized by Venetians and environmentalists who are opposed to cruise ships crossing the St. Mark’s Basin.”