Thomas is best know for his climbing partnership with his brother Alex; the two of them are known as the Huberbuam (Huberboys) and have climbed some of the world’s wildest climbs together.
Thomas, a qualified UIAGM Mountain Guide, has been climbing since he was 10 years old; when he was 12, his father took him and Alex to climb the Allalinhorn, their first 4,000m peak. Then you could say that things took off - here's a little list of his achievements:
The first redpoint of The End of Silence 5.13d (one of the hardest multi-pitch climbing routes in the world at that time) in 1994.
A free ascent of the Salathé Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, and a winter solo of the Eiger north face in 1996.
The first ascent of the route Tsering Mosong VII+ A3+ on Latok II in 1997.
The first ascent of El Niño on El Capitan and Free Rider, and the first free ascent of an El Capitan route in one day with Alex, all in 1998.
The first ascent of the direct north pillar of the Shivling (6,543 m) with Iwan Wolf and winner of the Piolet d’Or.
The first ascent of Baintha Brakk III (6,800 m) and the second ascent of Baintha Brakk I (7,285 m) in 2002.
The first free ascent of Zodiac 5.13d on El Capitan with Alex in 2003.
The first ascent of the west face of Holtanna in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, together with Alex and Stephan Siegrist in 2008.
The first free ascent with Alex of Eternal Flame 5.13a on Trango “Nameless” Tower (6,239 m), Pakistan.
And now, in 2018, a major new line on Cerro Kishtwar