Hans Florine ~ World’s Fastest Climber
Hans is a professional speaker. He has spoke, climbed, and adventured in:
& South America,
-Hans holds numerous solo and team
speed records on many of
Production of events:
Hans has delivered his message
about speed and peak performance to groups like YPO, Nike ACG, Wachovia
Securities, the American Alpine Club, the Boy Scouts of America, numerous
universities, chambers of commerce, and more.
Hans has organized and ran seven local events, five ASCF national level
climbing competitions, and three international Touchstone invitationals,
1992 through present. Have toured the States with:
"Blonde Ambition", "Excalibur", "20 Classics in 20
Days", and "The Pacific Ceiling Tour" slide shows. In
Rigging, modeling, camera work, directing, and climbing experience with: National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Spire Production's "Painted Spider" video, Italian TV with Lynn Hill, The Climbing Show-Bruce Borowsky, Climb International II-Michael Strassman, HSI Productions, TerraQuest, Jim Thornburg, People Magazine, Men’s Journal, Extreme Connection, Barbara Dewitte Productions, HKM Productions, Sarah Fergusen TV special, ESPN, Nihonn TV, and various other photography/commercial shoots. Vertical dance performer in "Off the Ground" and "Geophilla", with Project Bandaloop. Contributing writer and photographer to outdoor and climbing magazines. Co-author of book “Climb On”.
BS Degree in Economics, focus in Production Operations and Human Resource Management. APICS, CPIM certified. Managed small businesses and 2 years yuppie life -POM. Executive Director of the American Sport Climbers Federation 93-97.
-All American in the Pole-vault 1987.
-World Champion Speed Climber 1991.
-2nd place in the ESPN 1995 Survival of the Fittest.
-98 Sony Playstation
X-Treme Games Champion,
-1995, 96, and 97 X Games Speed Climbing Champion.
-Have won 29 speed climbing competitions, have competed in 145 climbing competitions.
Swim, run, bike, hike, kayak, scull, triathlon, inline skate, ultimate frisbee, snow-board, skate ski, down hill ski, back country ski, rock climb, ice climb, mountaineer, paraglide, surf-a little, and will try anything -probably.
Inspire and motivate others through organizing: motivational programs/lectures, climbing competitions, clinics, and multi-media shows. Develop and promote the growth of climbing. Adventure with, and master, the art of "light and fast" on the rock and mountains. Exploring the "notion" that: Speed is power in Sport Climbing, Speed is safety(and success) in the mountains, and speed in life brings about a more fulfilled experience.
to contact Hans Florine ~ email: Hans@speedclimb.com