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Santiago de Compostela

Now you thought I’m active and venturous. True, maybe. But I learned that somewhere. From childhood on actually. My parents, both PE teacher and fanatic sporters decided to do something different this year. They’d been to China, walked through Iceland, been in alpine climbing but now, they’re into cycling.They decided to cycle all the way…

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! GriGri 2

Unfortunately the new GriGri 2 has a problem… (In Apple terms: As it turns out the GriGri2 has an issue…)Under serious force the handle might block, causing failure in the automatic breaking system. So, I have to sent mine back and get a replacement. Maybe you have to sent yours back too? Check out the…

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Via Ferrata clinic

Jeroen, Monte Cervino (‘de berg’ in Dutch, the mountain) manager, routesetter but most of all climber, asked me to help him with the Monte Cervino/NKBV Via Ferrata clinics that he planned. I’m more into leadclimbing trad routes then walking iron paths but I was up for this new kind of teaching. All around you hear…

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Live to climb, born to climb

Dutch climber Michel Kleinjan and his wife (? are you actually married or should I say ‘girl’ or ‘woman’ or ‘chicka’?) Leonoor just decided to sell their house and live in a ‘wooden shed’ close to the biggest and best climbing gym in the Netherlands. (Mote Cervino, Bergschenhoek)Their idea after years of ‘hibernation’: work to…

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Ibbenbüren climbing weekend

Been quiet on my blog lately.Sorry for that. Been busy with…climbing. A competition in Arnhem (5th, quite okay but should have been better) and last weekend I was involved in family business with Dennis’ family (which was quite nice actually) and of course…climbing. This time another area in Germany, not Ettringen but Ibbenbüren was our…

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