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Goodbye Chloé…

Last Sunday I was climbing in Ettringen. I had loads of fun, climbed my first 5.12a trad onsight and felt just good.But, then I got a phonecall…bad news, sad news…Chloé Graftiaux died last Saturday.Chloé was one of the most versatile climbers, one of the best even. She became third on the Worldcup Boulder, won iceclimbing…

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The last week

Loads of things going on now back in Holland. Probably a new place to live, a new job, new thoughts and climbing ambitions. This weekend I’ll be trying to climb the cracks in Ettringen together with Kris, Roland and Jelle. Sweet!I made some time this week to make the last clip of our Summer trip…

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Back in Holland

It’s been more then a month since I was last in Holland. My home-country still feels like a holiday country: good reason to visit friends and family, but not a place to live for now. It’s been raining a lot in the Alps. It’s actually raining now…Meaning we had to bail out of our last…

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Ecrin’s part 3

After some nasty weather days we are hiding in Chamonix hoping to get out tomorrow. Last week was a nice week whit Pic de Bure as “Height” point. Traditional 600 meter Chalk cliff 29 rope lengths 6c max. Summer 2010 pt 3: Pic de Bure from Marianne van der Steen on Vimeo.

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Summer trip pt3.

Chamonix got one place which is always good. Not healty, but handy: MacDonalds. With free internet :) Time to post something new on my blog. Loads has happened since my last post. The best thing was my one-midday-visit to Céüse and climbing Pic de Bure: TD+ 6a+ max (and A0) 29 pitches 600m.We were so…

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