Community Team Petzl Dani Andrada Jiménez

Dani Andrada Jiménez

"I’ve been climbing since I was 12 years old. Climbing has always been my passion. It has now become my profession, and thankfully it is one of the things in life that I enjoy the most."

Dani Andrada Jiménez

Profile of Dani

  • Date of birth : July 15 1975
  • Current status : Professional climber
  • Hometown : Cornudella de Montsant (Spain)
  • Activities : Rock climbing
  • Training : The school of life
  • Joined the Petzl Team : January 1 2000


"My specialty is multi-pitch big wall sport climbing and putting up new routes." 

"But I also like bouldering.I love just being in nature. My favorite climbing spots are in Spain."


Video playlist  with Dani Andrada

Other informations 


  • "Lleidaclimb", a rock climbing guidebook for Lleida (Spain) 


Major ascents

Sport climbing

  • "Corazón de Ensueño" (China), 2010

Included in this article

Arnaud Petit Giving meaning to my passion : "I like doing things right, even if it takes time. Generally, my most significant projects come to me in a passionate, spur-of-the-moment manner, without planning, shaped by the people I've met and the activities I’m doing at the time. Once this happens, the project provides meaning to my life and becomes the most important thing, as if it had always existed. I want to discover new places, new people, and share what I've understood about, and learned from, climbing. I like meeting other climbers, and the mutual encouragement we provide each other. I like that there's an atmosphere, moxie, and emulation among climbers, even if we're not on the same routes." Enzo Oddo Enzo, full of youthful exuberance… "I’ve enjoyed climbing from early childhood. Why? I was born in Nice, there’s rock everywhere and the weather’s good year round, so going climbing is easy. My parents climbed. When I was little my parents brought with them all the time when they went climbing. I feel right at home climbing. Until the age of 13, I really enjoyed climbing the cliffs of the French Riviera, but now, after having traveled with Team Petzl, it’s not the same type of enjoyment." Jean Troillet "I have been a mountain guide since 1969. I became seriously involved in mountaineering in the 1980s when I began organizing expeditions to the Himalayas. I would say I’m a high altitude expert. I discovered my passion for climbing at altitude by accepting the invitation of a friend to go to the West Pillar of Makalu in 1982. Mountaineering has created many great friendships throughout my life." Gérôme Pouvreau "I, Gerome Pouvreau, declare that : I love competition ; I constantly want to push my limits and come off routes totally stoked and high on life."