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Marmot PRO Christina “Nina” Schlesener (31) has lived her life in the vertical arena ever since she was born. Even before she started climbing she dreamt of living in and with the mountains. Nina grew up in the Bavarian Alps, with the famous Watzmann in her backyard. One thing always was clear to her: She simply had to be a mountain guide! In 2010, she began her guide’s training which she successfully finished in 2012 as a fully qualified mountain guide – the youngest female in Germany by far. With it realized a childhood dream.
It is the long, exposed alpine routes that really do it for her. She raves about the high faces of the Dolomites and the granite classics in Chamonix. In the summer of 2010, she and her husband, UIAA mountain guide Christian Schlesener, went to the USA on a climbing trip. Their objective was the climbing Mecca of Yosemite Valley, and the all-time classic route, the Nose on El Capitan. This spectacular route works its way up more than 1,000 meters of golden brown granite, all in an utterly breathtaking setting – it is hard to imagine more rock, more exposure, and more freedom in one place. Nina and Christian climbed the Nose in a day, making Nina probably the first German woman to do it in that time.

As well as adventure, Nina also looks to the mountains as a source of inner balance and peace of mind. At her parents‘ cabin in the high mountain pastures, she loves looking after the cows and calves. Life with the animals and the peace and natural beauty of the place give her the motivation and strength for new alpine adventures.


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