Jakob Schubert: “That was the biggest mental battle of my life”

Jakob Schubert climbed the Project Big route in Flatanger yesterday, September 20, 2023. The route is considered one of the most difficult tours in the world. We summarize the most important points.

It was the sixth attempt as a live stream and the conditions were extremely bad. After more than 20 hours of continuous rain, the six-time climbing world champion from Austria started the route on Wednesday afternoon, which is considered perhaps the most difficult in the world. 

Almost 20 minutes, a successful key point after a good 85 holds and a final boulder later, the 32-year-old from Innsbruck is screaming his emotions out of his body while hanging on the rope. 

“That was the biggest mental battle I've ever had in my career!

Jakob Schubert

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How hard is Project Big in Flatanger? Many people ask themselves this question. Schubert still leaves the question unanswered. “I have to let it all sink in and then get back to you,” he said in yesterday’s live stream. The name of the route is also still open. It is customary for the person who is the first to free climb the route to give it a name. We will keep you up to date.

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