Anja Blacha is the first German woman to have climbed K2, and the youngest German to have climbed the Seven Summits.
Moreover, she wrote history as the first woman ever to ski solo and unsupported from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole.
It has not been until her early twenties that she discovered her passion for the outdoors. Since then she has progressed quickly and taken on increasingly great heights.
Accelerated by her love to travel, she climbed the highest mountain on each continent within less than three years since her very first mountain expedition.
Setting herself ever new challenges, Anja has progressed to climb Broad Peak and K2 without bottled oxygen and, within the same year, tapped into the world of polar travel, crossing the Greenlandic icecap and going on her biggest expedition yet, a solo journey to the South Pole.
She prides herself in a 100% first-time success on her expeditions. Zeit Campus named her one of “18 for 18”, a feature of 18 people under age 30 who are having an impact in Germany in 2018, and the University of London awarded her the title of Sportswoman of the Year in 2012 for her accomplishments as a fencer.
Her expeditions attracted great interest by the media, and she has used that stage to launch a campaign encouraging others to pursue their ambitions regardless of stereotypes.
1. Continue – Solo to the South Pole
How do I make it through challenging times and big goals | Courage, risk management, performance, resilience, agility.
2. Working together for peak performance
How teams master extreme situations in the mountains and in business | Teamwork, communication, responsibility, trust.
3. Expedition trips
Insights from expeditions to fascinating mountain and polar regions | Inspiration, experience, nature.
She takes her audience into the mind of an expeditioner and into the landscapes of some of the most spectacular places in this world.
Her stories speak of courage, determination, and resilience. Managing yourself and working as a team. Dealing with risks and uncertainty.
Learning how to set and achieve challenging goals. Going beyond clichés, pushing limits, and reaching new heights.
Anja Blacha is superwoman.Wladimir Klitschko
We wanted to try something new and host an event just for women. All 100 seats were quickly taken.Inaugural Ladies’ Night, Deutsche Bank
It has been an impressive, very intimate talk, and it encouraged us women to push our limits.