Stefan Fellner Heads to the Climbing Youth World Championships!


After representing High Altitude Fitness at USA Climbing Youth competitions for the past few

years, and multiple attempts at a national title, Stefan Fellner, a 16 year old member of Team

Flash, has conquered an incredible feat; Stefan held strong at the Youth Sport Climbing National

Competition in Kennesaw, GA this July, finishing in 3rd place for his category (Youth Male A).

High Altitude Fitness could not be more proud of this dedicated, driven young man, who

accepted his invitation to the World Competition in Austria, August 30-September 10, 2017.

Stefan’s intrinsic motivation and commitment to his training, as well as support from coaches,

friends and family can be attributed to his success. High Altitude Fitness is running a raffle to

support Stefan’s travel fees (proceeds will also be divided to benefit the entirety of the youth

climbing program). We are also accepting donations of any amount towards Stefan’s trip.

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High Altitude Fitness is extremely proud of our youth program, which has been in development

for over 5 years. The program accommodates climbers of all skill levels, starting with the Little

Sparks, beginners with BIG energy, progressing in age & climbing level, to Team Flash, our

competitive climbing team. Team Flash is a group of strong, dedicated kids, with a deep passion

for rock climbing. Team Flash has consistently preformed at local, regional and divisional

competitions, sending at least one climber to the national level on a seasonal basis. The

climbers and their coaches continue to impress the competition at national competitions across

the United States. The program opens up incredible opportunity to youngsters looking for a

place to channel excess energy. Accountability development, problem solving, and confidence

building are just the tip of the iceberg when assessing the benefits of youth climbing. Thus, we

are constantly looking for ways to improve our program, more specifically, to make it more

accessible to a wider group of kids. Fundraisers like this Climbing Club Raffle allows High

Altitude Fitness to plan more outdoor trips, offer scholarships, plan & fund team events, and

enhance the experience of our awesome kids club and their supportive families!