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Nahia Quincoces Altuna

Name : Quincoces Altuna

First name : Nahia

Age : 35 years

Nationality / Country of origin : Spain (Basque Country)

"You will feel something that there is only there, in the mountains: don’t wait people to explain it for you, go and feel it."
I’m Nahia Quincoces, ski mountaineer racing in the ISMF World Cup. I’m in love with nature. I love going in the mountain with my skis first uphill, then downhill in wild places, but I also like kayaking, trail running, climbing, cycling or any other outdoor activities. I like traveling around the world with my bike, my skis or with the van. Moreover, I’m firefighter.
Few words that define you as an athlete:
Persistent to achieve my dreams, and hard worker.

Few words that define you as a person :
My dad used to told me that I need a twin to do all the things I want to do between both of us. I don’t stop.

What are your passions besides skiing / climbing / mountaineering / trail running ?
Anything but always in contact with nature.

Your best and worst memory in the mountains :
The best moment was the feeling to come back on the skis, in Butraitz, after my knee accident.
The worst was when my partner fell into a crevasse in Fitz Roy glacier.

Why do you feel part of the Millet family ?
Millet is the best brand for mountain activity, not only for skimountainering, but for all activities.

What does that mean about you, Rise Up ?
In order to achieve our goals we have to improve, keep on working and always looking further away, and this is Millet always Rising Up.

Why do you advise people to go out in the mountains to do outdoor activities ?
You will feel something that there is only there, in the mountains: don’t wait people to explain it for you, go and feel it.
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Achievements & future projects
1 at the World Cup Individual China 2019
2 at the World Championship Relay 2019
5 at the World Cup Vertical Andorra 2019
7 at the World Championship Vertical 2019
4 at the Altitoy 2018
4 at the PDG 2018
4 at the Mezzalama 2015
7 at the Pierra Menta 2015
1 at the Altitoy 2015

In the next year I’ll be around in Pyrenees, Alps or Patagonia for ski travels, but my next project apart of the skimo season is the Lenin Peak in Kirghizstan, next summer.