Meet Eric Hörst. He's a lifelong, dedicated and acclaimed climber whose passion has inspired his family, but also hundreds of thousands of fellow climbers.
Internationally renowned author of several best-selling books on climbing performance, including Training For Climbing, How To Climb 5.12, and Maximum Climbing. These books have several foreign translations with total worldwide sales of over 300,000 copies. As a climber of 37 years, Eric is an activist and developer of hundreds of routes at the New River Gorge, and he established West Virginia's first 5.13 route (Diamond Life) in 1987.
He continues to climb at the 5.13 grade even into his late 40s! He is also father to world class climbers, Jonathan and Cameron Hörst. Meet them in the next episodes!
Why I Climb & How I Still Climb 5.13 When I'm Nearly 50 | The Hörsts - A Climbing Family, Ep. 1
There are plenty of famous families around these days - The Osbornes, The Kardashians, The Brady Bunch and The Waltons are all household names but now there's a new family on the block. It's time to meet The Horsts. This is a family with one massive love for climbing and a dedication to their sport that defies belief.
Father Eric is the brains and brawn behind the infamous 'Training for Climbing' guides so it's no surprise that his sons are pretty immense climbers in their own right. But just how immense can a 10 and 12 year old be? Prepare to be humbled, amazed and a little bit jealous - these little vertical dudes can climb 5.14 and have six packs to rival The Hulk!
Come join them in the intensive training camp that they call 'home'.
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