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Berdorf

Short message:went to Berdorf (Luxemburg) and climbed hardly anything.Insecure bla bla bla.I’d been there as a child, walking around the beautiful sandstone and yes it was still beautiful!Only negative thing: it was so busy that you had to wait for basically every route. Even the 8b’s (+) were occupied!Let’s go again on a normal weekday…

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Presles

As I said before, I’d travel again.All the way to Grenoble.Again.The weather forecast wasn’t too good. Rainy, not really warm. But it was a long weekend (Ascension in French, Hemelvaart in Dutch), so no reason to stay indoors (read: inside the van).We decided get stay close to Grenoble and drove to Presles. (Pronounced as ‘praill’)Theres…

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Presles Sport Trad and Aid

A other rainy weekend according to the weather forecast. All over France it supposed to be bad. So we took the short drive to Presles only 65 Km from Crolles.With the Syncro it still takes over 1,5 hour to get there true all the small steep mountain roads. A valley full of 300M high limestone…

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Best climbing video of the Year!

No wonder it took Petzl some time to edit all the China-images.They created a master-piece!This video is the full version on what you’ve seen before about the Petzl Roc Trip 2011.Getu Vally, China was the location.Amazing culture, awesome climbing!Most climbing video’s show pro-climbers pulling on holds for 15 minutes and don’t snow anything (or hardly…

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Respect the Mountains

Awesome! (It’s my new word for today)Ambassador of Respect the Mountains.Last Monday I was invited at Respect the Mountains (RTM) headquarters in Amsterdam.And now I’m suddenly ambassador together with other awesome mountain athletes like Xavier de la Rue and Bas Elhorst.Not that I’m now going to force you to eat macro-biotic food, live of the rythm…

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World Syncro trip

Marianne and me have been Brain storming for some time to go on a BIG climbing trip. The Idea drive the Syncro van true Asia to China and back through Russia around 2015. And climb as much as possible! And we think its crazy.. guess what.. We are not the only crazy Syncro drivers.

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Competition weekend

Yay, third place on the national lead competition!Okay that said, I can write about what I did this weekend :)Last week Roeland van Oss succesfully passed his final guiding exams. Meaning he’s now an official UIAGM mountain guide!So if you want to get into the mountains and you’re looking for a passionate, driven, enthusiastic, energetic…

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Chateauvert

Because of the France national day on the 8th we had a nice long weekend. With a weather forecast that was predicting nothing but rain around Grenoble. So we took a 300Km drive south to Chateauvert. An interesting ride. We run out of Diesel drove true big hail storms to find a perfectly dry crack…

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“One Swallow doesn’t make Spring”

…or at least thats what we say in Dutch. Hirondelles, Swallows, Zwaluwtjes were flying low this week to catch the flies in Chateauvert.Showing our new Berghuas Dutch Iceclimbing Team downjacketsLast week I drove 925km South to Crolles, France. Again.I’m addicted to someone who lives there in a small campervan.The weatherforecast was bad, just rain, rain, wind and…

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Via ferrata – via fun?

I’m back in France after a couple weeks of full-full-full-time work (including all weekends…)Happy to be free again and happy to be in the mountains again and even happier to see Dennis again.Tough, Dennis is working every day so I have to figure how to have fun on my own.As I’ve been giving Workshops about…

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