» And what did you do for your mind? «

A seemingly simple question, posed by his grandfather, after a typically exhausting training session. One, that the then 15 year-old Thomas would spend a lifetime answering.

It triggered more than just an insatiable consumption of literature. It was a realization that personal harmony required a state in which opposing forces and influences were balanced. Body, as one, with mind. Even as a very young climber and athlete, in 1976, Thomas began to reflect on this, and to seek out the universal conditions for integrated and fulfilling long-term performance development.

Now, Thomas provides bespoke and insightful seminars around the world, and has written seven books about his performance philosophy. He answers questions based on his experience as an active extreme climber, a successful author, and as a brand ambassador for high-performance companies such as Porsche.

More than most humans alive, Thomas has put his theories to the test — a living exemplar of his own peak performance model.

For those prepared to listen to — and read about — his thinking, Thomas’ philosophy can open up new worlds of possibilities.

And will turn lectures, into adventures.


© Thomas Bubendorfer 2019

It goes to show!

Thomas turned 60 on May 14, 2022. Certainly no reason for him to stop learning, changing and challenging his status quo.

„I don’t look back much and I don’t look far ahead. The present is the only thing that counts!“


Thomas Bubendorfer and Chopard

Keynote speech at Avaloq leadership offsite in Istanbul

Shooting to „Beyond the Mountain“


Throughout the past decades Thomas has been a proud brand ambassador for worldwide wellknown brands like:

 Sony     Bentley       Leica     Porsche     Siemens