Dani Arnold is a professional mountaineer and mountain guide. In 2011 he decided to turn his back on his profession as a machine mechanic and to take an unknown path into the mountains. Since then, he has travelled to many different countries around the world to pursue his great passion, mountaineering. Today he can look back on various speed records, first ascents and other alpine milestones. Despite a few defeats and unsuccessful expeditions: Dani Arnold never lost his joy of mountaineering and his appreciation of the beauty of the mountains.
Dani Arnold recounts his experiences as a climber to illustrate exactly what “Walk the line” means to him. Presenting his more recent free climbing activities, he emphasizes the importance of caution while climbing when the smallest mistake could lead to catastrophe. Additionally, faith in one’s material is important, as well as feeling at ease, especially when pursuing such activities. Trusting your gut also plays a substantial role and being able to retreat and call things off when the negative aspects outweigh the positive. Growing up in Canton Uri, mountain climbing became a passion after the initial attempts as soccer were not as successful due to the extremely uneven terrain of the region. This leads into the next point, the importance of flexibility, being prepared to deal with different situations as they arise and having a plan B. Dani Arnold wraps up his presentation highlighting the need to have a goal to strive for and wishing everyone the courage to take the first step towards it.