Introducing Horst and Gernot

Horst and Gernot were born in Graz, Austria where they still reside today in a suburb called Raaba. Born on April 16, 1970, Gernot was born three minutes earlier than his "little" brother Horst. In their earlier years they enjoyed tennis and football (soccer). They began to ride in 1983 and their interest took them to Scandinavia, Death Valley and the Pyrennees. In the last ten years they have conquered 30 4,000 meter peaks such as Mount Blanc in France, Dom, Monte Rosa as well as the highest Andean peaks and Kilimanjaro in Africa.

The twins are extreme bicyclists and mountain climbers whose goal is to bike and climb the highest peaks of every continent from sea level to summit nonstop in one attempt.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

ATOX 7 Summits Begins!

Horst and Gernot have undertaken a grand project for the next years. They intend to be the first people to reach the summit of the highest peaks of the 7 continents nonstop. This undertaking will combine the brothers two favorite sports: bike riding and mountain climbing. They will ride from sea level to the highest point possible with their bicycles and will climb the rest of the way to the apex.

They will begin this weekend with Kilimanjaro in Africa, the fourth highest of the 7 peaks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Horst and Gernot!