Two passionate climbers who like to share their experiences with you and everybody else in the world.


Generation Dry

It’s there! SO proud to be in this great movie, about the HISTORY of our sports! Download the full movie here: https://www.reelhouse.org/pierre.chauffour/generation-dry

Sometimes you just have to go back

We learn from the things we fail. Maybe it’s sometimes better to fail then to succeed. Safer. It’s brings you back home, makes you realise why you’re out there, what you love, who you love.

Ice, the real stuff

You need to be a dwarf (Zwerg in German, so ice dwarfs the route is called, the journey in the land of the ice-dwarfs, lovely name) to climb this route, wiggle yourself through a hole and cramp up whilst traversing the wall. Such an adventure, almost exactly 25 years after it’s first ascent we climbed […]

The Crazy Climbing Monkeys

Background of Dennis and Marianne

Marianne

Marianne van der Steen

Professional rock/ice monkey

Has always been stronger then the other kids and did her first pull-ups before she did her first steps.

Movement is her addiction and in climbing it all perfectly comes together. Getting better, improving, learing is what she always searches for.

Studied several things but prefers the outdoors. Likes to write and lives also in the VW T3 Syncro together with Dennis.

Dennis

Dennis van Hoek

Professional rock/ice monkey

Fell out of a tree at the age of 3, from then on he always wanted to become a better climber. His whole life is in the picture of climbing.

Ever since he discovered iceclimbing, he has been inseperable with his ice-tools.

As an Industrial Designer he has a passion for designing climbing equipment.

Collects old climbing stuff and has one other hobby, the VW T3 Syncro. It is not just his van, it's his home.