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2 competitions in one weekend

…And yes again competition climbing today. This time bouldering. Really fun relaxed atmosphere in THEA, Amsterdam (Tussen Hemel en Aarde=Between Heaven and Earth, as the gym is in a church)Climbing with other good climbers who respect each other and are interested in what others climb. Such a good support to be around these people. (Thanks…

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NSK Sportklimmen

Yesterday (and officially today as well) I competed in the Dutch Student Championships Lead climbing (short: NSK Sportklimmen)And gosh, suddenly I was a little insecure girl, not knowing if I could climb on these walls and if I’d reach a proper place in the ranking. I got completely influenced by arrogant girls who were telling…

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7c Diablo!!

After a long night a early start (8:30) . We started in Mordor again in the 2e cave. Warming up in Diablo. It took me 2 pushes to get true the crux. but i screwed up after the hard part.. Marianne was going realy strong working out the long move’s true the Crux.  So the…

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Spring!

In Iceland you have just two seasons: Summer and Winter. The in-between-version doesn’t exist. Understandable. It’s often just cold there: t-shirt weather is nice, but far not as nice as t-shirt weather in the Netherlands. So, I’m enjoying the sun!

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Worldcup Boulder Eindhoven

Waaa, exciting!I’m going to join the worldcup bouldering in Eindhoven this Summer!It’s now official and on all webpages: climbing.nl, nkbv.nl, the worldcup webpage and more :) Quite scary when people talk about you on webpages and stuff. I’m even in some kind of poll on climbing.nl: “Who is going to be…” bla bla, just vote,…

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Etteringen Projects

A long weekend again so 2 days to go to Germany and climb some Basalt. I worked mostly on my air-time.. It was a bit wet again en mosty but we found some nice projects and climbed some cool routes. We climbed Gunman 7b during my OS i was unable to clip the top anker and almost…

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Ettringen…again

Ettringen last 2 days.It was great: rain, cold, humid, but fun!And I found myself two such cool things to do! Couldn’t climb it today, but I’ll definitely go back and get all my strength and power together to climb it!Route 1: Diablo (1e Grotte, Modor) 7c on pure power. Bolted, long moves ok “ok” holds…

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Giro d’Italia

This weekend is Giro weekend. All around Utrecht and Amsterdam there are little cycling events. And there is of course the big tour: Giro d’Italia. Italia/Holland, yes, I don’t get it either…but it was fun to watch. I took my brother and dad and five different camera’s with me. This is the result: video/slow motion…

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Climbing is fun…in the rain

Last week I drove down South (sounds like driving to warm sunny weather…)Freyr was our destination. We were invited by Petzl in the classic Freyr restaurant (Le Chamonix) to sign our 2010 contract. Really amazing to be member of a team with the world’s best climbers! Though, the weather was quite bad…rain, cold and I…

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Freyr and Petzl

I feel very flattered, amazed, exited, respected, motivated, energetic… I’m officially sponsored by Petzl!Last Friday we signed our contacts!And we climbed in Freyr with our new draws.There’s sun, slippery classic Freyr cliffs and fun!Hopefully more climbing the next days :D

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