Cinzia is one of
the most promising female climbers
in Sardinia and one of the few women
to obtain a license as climbing-instructor,
apart from being one of the very few
to equip routes: definitely an interesting
girl! She lives in Gonnosfanadiga
(CA) from where she moves towards
cliffs, blocks, panels and everything
she needs to let her energy outÖ
Who listens to music? Only
the radio when Iím in the carÖ
A movie ?
Yes, when do we start
to shoot? Iím the leading character
and you are the director, so Iíll
be famous too!
And a writer
When I was young, a few
years ago, I liked Stephen King. Now
I like adventure books more. I know,
they are very different, but in some
ways they are both breathtaking.
you discover climbing ?
When I was little I used to ski with
my parents, then I continued with
spelaeology and just a few years ago
I changed from a newt into a lizard.
was the spark which started this passion
It was a passion which grew slowly.
a cliff of your dreams ?
I often think about the Verdon....
you know it well, what do you suggest,
should I look for a less exposed dream?
And the cliff
where you usually go ?
Luckily I have plenty of choice just
a few km from my home, anyhow in this
period I have been going frequently
to Isili. I think it is a very bright
A goal ?
It is hard to answer honestly,
considering the fact that I have recently
accomplished the "il fuoco dal profondo",
I imagine I will have to think about
something harder (thatís the way it
works, doesnít it?). What I really
want is to be able to climb fairly
well on all kinds of ground.
A myth in
I donít have a particular myth, but
I admire persons who live on their
passion. That is way I achieved the
instructor licence, afterwards we
is friendship in climbing ?
Itís very important, itís most of
the fun. I always try to arrange outings
with my friends, when itís possible.
Do you feel
like risking more than in your everyday
No. Iím very careful and
I always make sure that everything
is in order.
is it for you to feel physically fit
Being fit makes me feel ok, also from
a mental point of view. You may think
itís strange, but to do so I must
make some sacrifices.
If you stopped
climbing you wouldÖ
I would certainly ski, because itís
what I do best, but mountains would
first have to grow in Sardinia!
What do you
love most in Sardinia ?
Everything is nearby, when
Iím tired of climbing I put on a swimsuit
and in a moment Iím on the beach.
do you hate ?
I am aware that Sardinia
has some negative features, but I
canít say there is something I hate.
like to live and climb somewhere else
Absolutely not! I love to travel and
see new cliffs, but afterwards I always
want to return to my homeland.
In your opinion,
Sardinian climbers are:
not enough, too discontinuous
but so cute and nice.
Do you like
the current concept of climbing ?
I donít know enough to
answer you, but I believe that it
should be taken more seriously.
about competitions ?
Itís a great way to meet
each other, share the same passion
and also compare our experiences.
Unfortunately, this year there will
be no Boulder competitions in Sardinia.
In the end,
what is climbing for you ?
Climbing is for me a way
to be in contact with nature, maybe
the only one which gives me deep emotions.