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Professional Climber Nina Caprez
Climbing Gear Versus Elegant Evening Gown
Nina Caprez loves the extreme. She also loves sleeping outside. All she needs is her mat, sleeping bag and a gas cooker. But she also loves enjoying the opera and dressing up in an elegant evening gown. Just climbing would be way too boring, according to Nina. Mountain spring water versus champagne – that's Nina for you.
The Big Wide World Versus Home
When Nina talks about her «hometown climbing region», she starts to swoon. Climbers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Prättigau; the Rätikon is considered one of the best climbing regions. Why? Basically all routes are flat or vertical, the challengign conditions bring the strongest and best climbers into the world. Nina's favourite route is the multipitch tour at the Schweizertor. When you reach the top completely beat, you feel like the King of the world!
Art College Versus Professional Climbing
She graduated best of her class from the secondary school in Schiers and passed the admission examination to join Art College. Nina was met with a tricky decision, should she go down the academic route and study or indulge in her true passion, climbing? Many thought she should study «something proper». But Nina chose climbing – and today she makes a living with her favourite past time.
Friendship Versus Competition
Participating in competitions? No, that wasn´t the right way. Climbing symbolized «friendship» to Nina, not «competition». What is so exciting about climbing? Playing with your body. Pushing it as far as it would go. Climbing routes that won´t forgive a single mistake. And afterwards? Sometimes she won´t touch a climbing handle for months. Instead choosing to spend her days relaxing, finding inner peace and planning a new project. And then it all starts over again…