Pedro Cifuentes is a Spanish climber who loves nothing more than the mountains. In early 2013 he made the first ever solo enchainement of all three Towers of Paine, which took 29 days. It made its mark on Pedro in more ways than one; he lost 10kg during the epic.
Where were you born and where’s home now?
I was born in Madrid. I live in Cuenca (World Heritage Site by UNESCO... and perfect place for climbing)
Tell us about your work?
I am a fireman in Madrid
How long have you been climbing?
I have climbing for 13 years
Describe your very first climb
With four friends, a multi-pitch route in La Pedriza (Madrid)
Describe your climbing career
I began sport climbing and I liked a lot. Then, I began bouldering. Later, big walls and alpinism and now I like every type of climbing and everywhere
What are your most memorable climbs?
Every climb I do with friends
What do you do when you’re not climbing?
Thousands of things: traveling, build things, house reparations, vegetable gardening, reading, inventing my own climbing tools
What’s your proudest moment?
The moment I finished climbing the 3 Towers of Paine (Patagonia)
Who or what at inspires you?
The first climbers in Yosemite
Do you carry any regrets?
Maybe not having started climbing earlier
What are your future plans/goals?
Climbing in Madagascar and Venezuela (Tepui)
What are your favourite pieces of Rab kit?
Infinity Endurance Jacket
How else do you train?
Walking and running in the countryside, bicycle...
How do you think your friends would describe you?
Genius or crazy
Mars or Snickers?
Beer or wine?
A good glass of red wine
Tea or coffee?
Tea with honey
Carrot or ginger cake?
Rock and roll
Pie or salad?
It depends on the time...
Bivi or B&B?
Hot or cold?
Cat, dog or goldfish?
Car or bike?
Radio 1 or 2?
Long haul or short haul?
Facebook or email?
Christmas or New Year?
Film or theatre?
Favourite stand up?
On the top of a mountain
Favourite time of day?
A timely retreat means next time you can try again