Franzi looks longingly at the carabiner she's holding as if her life depends on it - literally. "I miss going climbing so often. When you go climbing, you've done your sport. You're not just climbing with your arms, you're climbing with your whole body," she says on this dreary Tuesday afternoon outside the climbing wall at USZ. "There's something liberating about climbing, and you're fighting yourself like that. If you don't make it, then it's usually not anyone else's fault either, but only your own."
In order not to have to give up her sport completely for the sake of her studies, she gives a climbing course every Tuesday for her fellow students.
If Franzi is already a professional, she still practices the basic technique with her class. We are only just learning how to lead. That's why the ropes are already hanging, we still have a back belay," she explains while watching her course participants with a watchful eye. With two double carabiners, called exes, and rope, they climb the way up.
Climbing the way to the top: that's Franzi's goal - and not just in sports. She already has good grades, and studying is not particularly difficult for her. The dream of one day being allowed to do radio is bigger than ever. Her voluntary club work is probably the best prerequisite for this.