The Young Savages


This one-of-a-kind book provides a highly revealing up close and personal look at the young rock stars of climbing like you’ve never seen them before! Packed with marvelous large-format photographs, this book tells the backstory of some of the world’s top young adult and teenage climbers, including Adam Ondra, Alexander Megos, Matilda Söderlund, Ashima Shiraishi, Shauna Coxsey, and more!

Product Description

The Young Savages – by Claudia Ziegler

The internationally renowned outdoor photographer Claudia Ziegler is used to paying attention to detail while taking pictures. Her excellent photos fascinate through the tension between the movement and the surrounding nature. In her latest book The Young Savages she directs her attention to the young and youngest climbing talents who indeed have made a serious impression in recent years with their unbelieveable achievements in sportclimbing. And she does so in a very personal way.

Claudia Ziegler looks far beyond the pure sporting performance of these young athletes. To create the intimate portraits of the powerful newcomers, she observed them very carefully: She shared their homes with them for several days, and thus spent a lot of time in their private surroundings gaining very personal impressions of their worlds. The reader gets insight into the everyday life of these young adults, who, despite their young age, are certainly remarkably mature personalities not only on the rock, but also in “real” life.

The Young Savages is clearly different in style and presentation from any other publication so far: It is a fascinating book about the young elite of the climbing scene as well as an exciting glimpse into the future of climbing. (The text in the book is in both German and English.)

The following “Young Savages” are portrayed in the book:

Johanna Ernst (Austria)
Adam Ondra (Czech Republic)
Matilda Söderlund (Sweden)
Brooke & Shawn Raboutou (USA)
Mihou Nonaka (Japan)
Alexander Megos (Germany)
Ashima Shiraishi (USA)
Shauna Coxsey (United Kingdom)
Jonathan and Cameron Hörst (USA)
Melissa Le Neve (France)
Domen Skofic (Slovenia)

Bilbliographical details:
The Young Savages – The Wild Ones

Coffee-table book by Claudia Ziegler
Text: Annika Muller
published by Panico Alpinverlag ISBN 978-3-95611-033-7
1st edition 2015
Hardcover + dust jacket, 192 pages, weight 1.4 kg
Text bilingual: German / English
Retail price 39,80 Euro / $59.95 USD

Additional Information

Weight 3.1 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 x 10.8 x .8 in


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