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Home…pt.2

In my own house again. I live ‘anti-squat’ (for the Dutch: antikraak). I have a massive villa which is slowly breaking down. Starting with rats in the livingroom, mice in the ‘sun room’ and a bird in one of the bathrooms. And then all the millipedes and spiders… It took me hours to vacuum and…

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Home..

so after 3000km + The vw t3 syncro made it just fine. The “new” engine worked good. So home again. cleaning unpacking. getting ready to leave again :) . Cham, Kandersteg and Ettringen. Summer climbing pt. 9 from Marianne van der Steen on Vimeo.

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Home…in the flat country

After one 8a, some ED/ED+, hard boulders, long walks a 1/2 marathon offroad, loads of pasta&tomato sauce, many Alpine roads and 2 months without a shower…we’re back home again.But not after a quick stop in Kandersteg (sportsclimbing, mountain running and drytooling in the sun -yes, drytooling is a sport for all year round- ) and…

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Driving home

3 more days to go. After some more days in Cham we are in Kandersteg. Resting after drytooling with 23 degrees outside. Driving to Etteringen tommorow. In Chamonix we climbed one more great Alpine line the Coudier piller at The Grand Charmoz. Great crack climb really good rock and a lot of crazy guide´s. Grand…

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Survival in bad weather

So here we are in Cham 3 days after a great climb waiting for some good weather. After the Badile the weather in Swiss turned bad again. Whit out any good weather in sight we decided to move on again. So we took every high mountain pass possible :) But whit the bad weather it…

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Chamonix, in rain…again

Actually rain is just perfect now. We’re having a restday after a full day of drytooling. Deserved restday I guess. This morning I denied that I felt my muscles but now, sitting here I feel stiff and tired in my shoulders and arms.Tomorrow it’s time for yet another Alpine route (if the weather stays ok).…

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Piz badile, Cassin

Okay, I still didn’t publish the video of our Piz Badile climb. Here, the whole story in words with the video :) August 04. 2011 13:00h. Adventure Today I’m going to tell you about an adventure. An experience that went good, was beautiful but so tireing and demanding that it was something to remind of,…

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Piz Badile

After a week driving around on the boarder of Italy and Swiss the weather seemed to be better for a the next 2 days.. maybe thunderstorms in the evening. But the best weather prediction in weeks. So we packed the bags at the Como lake. Finished some Italian wine with our Dutch camping neighbors and…

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boulder’s and sportclimb’s

the weather was still not that great. During the day it’s fine but in the evenings just enough rain to spoil the fun. The weather seems to be a bit better now so we are getting ready to go up to the Badile. Vicosoprano Spazzacaldera and more. Summer climbing pt. 3 from Marianne van der…

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