Freeride world champion Nadine Wallner is known as a brave outstanding skier. As some might know Nadine has also recently developed a passion for climbing. She is currently working on a project only elite of climbers have achieved so far: climbing the “Bürser Platte” with the surface characteristics of woodchip wallpaper. Beat Kammerlander did the first ascend of this route only using portable protection devices, highlighting the „Bürser Platte“ to other international top climbers. In addition to outstanding skills you also need nerves of steel for this project. It’s difficult to place the protection gear on a smooth wall like this. Nadine opens up on the coexistence of skiing and climbing in her life. She says that lately she has to decide more and more between the two of them: “They are fundamentally different sports, but they also have a lot in common. That became clear to me on the „Bürser Platte“. I’m a climber now, but I’ll always remain a skier at heart.
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Nadine Wallner grew up surrounded by mountains in the Arlberg region and started skiing when she was three years old. She started her ski career as a racer but also explored mountain territories. After completing her ski instructor qualification Nadine stopped racing and dedicated her life to freeriding. The three times FWT champion was a protagonist in #shadesofwinter BETWEEN and was also participating in the FilmFest 2018. At this year’s FilmFest she will show us one of her many other sides while being in the mountains with her latest project DECISIONS.