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Episode 78 - November 30, 2021

Manuela Mandl


Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Freeride World Tour Athlete Manuela Mandl. 

  • Snowboarder competing in the FreerideWorldTour for 5 years in the Women’s Snowboard category.

  • Passionate about splitboarding, alpinism, surfing, mountain biking and architecture. Interested in politics, feminism, empowerment for the Outdoors.

  • Ambassador for Protect Our Winters Austria/Athlete Alliance,, Platz für Wien.


This episode, we get a glimpse inside the mind of a FWT Athlete. Tweaking your gear, packing for your tour or winter camp, and all the camaraderie that the community offers - even during elite competitions. While they might make it look easy, it’s anything but. Manuela is gearing up for her next season, are we ready to shred along?