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Training in 1976

My parents are both sports teachers. So they both have loads of books about training, teaching and techniques. Between the training books I found a booklet called “krachttraining” from the Dutch Sports Federation (now NOC*NSF)Filled with brilliant drawings on power and strength training. Enjoy your training :)

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Boulderen Rofa zuid

Zo even uurtje voor college nog boulderen, heerlijk. Meestal is de erg lastig te orgainseren naar klimhal, door naar RDM campus.. Maar sinds vorig jaar heb ik zo goed als op mijn weg naar school een boulderblok liggen. Het blok op Zuid door Bart van Raaij. En met een uur de tijd lukt het wel zoon 15  Boulders…

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Update Eyjafjallajökull

Just read in the Dutch news, they write the name of the eruption zone like this: Eyjajallajoekul-glacier. Funny :SNot much has changed since my last update. The fissure increased a bit, the activity increased a bit but looks all stable for now.Míla has a webcam close to the glacier. So now we can all watch…

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Mammut test Event

This weekend my last day of skiing. I entered the mammut test event because Richard was not able to make it. So i took his place and ski’d 900m up to the Julierpass together with a other 200 ski enthusiasts. Unfortunately the weather became really bad so we waited fore 2 hours and used a small…

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A Volcanic eruption for my birthday

This year I celebrated my birthday in Holland. Not too much climbing unfortunately, but enough talking about climbing on the meeting of the CEAT (Commission for Expeditions and Alpine Topsports of the Dutch Alpine Federation, NKBV). I held a presentation about iceclimbing and out national team. I got a knife (thanks Valdi), a special hand…

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Our team!

And now it’s all official. I’m member of the Dutch Iceclimbing Team. “Nederlands team IJsklimmen” they call us.Together with Corné Brouwer, Dennis van Hoek and Jurgen Mesman we’ll conquer the World cup’s (no, it’s not a special kind of bra) Iceclimbing in 2011! It’s funny to see myself on the picture, I look like a…

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Travelling in Holland

First walking, then cycling and now by car everywhere through Holland. Last week Jort and me met up and went to some of his costumers (Boreal, Moon, and more) we talked a lot and had fun. We ate some massive plate of spare-ribs and I dropped my camera right in the sauce…luckily the thing is…

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Hans van Mierlo

Now normally this blog is about climbing and related issues.So, I thought I should change it a bit. Just because climbing is not the only thing in my life. But it’s difficult, almost scary to write about different issues. Especially scary to write about politics, because it’s so sensitive. These days Dutch politics are a…

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Bergsportdag 2010 (Mountainsports-day)

Hi :)This Sunday is a day everybody should get to Nieuwegein (close to Utrecht, Holland)That day we’ll have the Dutch Alpine Federation Mountainsports-day (what a word!) or: NKBV Bergsportdag.The climbing, bouldering and iceclimbing team for 2010-2011 will be presented and we’ll give a little drytooling show (in the climbing gym it’s too warm to have…

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Cycling through Holland

…And you thought Iceland was a horrible country to cycle. Well, Holland isn’t much better when you cycle through the flatlands with the wind in your face for…98 kilometres. The first day was fun: loads of sun, hardly any wind and good to see Holland again: windmills, birds, water, and tiny ferries instead of bridges…

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Find the mis-fit

Yes, I’m still a girl. Which means I sometimes walk on high heels, dress up in skirts and buy myself other shoes then just climbing shoes. But it’s rare though…So…find the shoes that don’t fit in the picture…Last week I was lucky to meet Vincent from ‘Racket Service Almere’ (Almere= a city in Holland)He sold…

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Korean Iceclimbing Worldcup 2011

Today some fun news, which will make me work for my climbing! Literary, because I’ll have to get money for a very expensive ticket to…South-Korea!On the website of the UIAA they announced the first ever Iceclimbing Worldcup in Asia.The Korean Alpine Federation (weird signs alert) will organise the Worldcup in 2011.(Picture: Hee Yong Park from…

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