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Shopping

It’s been years since I visited the ‘Kalverstraat’ in Amsterdam.This time the excuse was my brother: he needed some new clothing. Trousers, shoes, sweaters, t-shirts…All he has is worn out and just needs to be replaced. The last time he went shopping was before he started his Master Industrial Design. This week he graduated. I’m so proud! He…

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The storm and the plastic heroes

Today, Sunday I woke up early.Normal for my Sunday, but maybe weird for most people.This time it was not for climbing, not for running, not for the family-visits. Nope.It was for the rubbish. Or actually, against the rubbish.As ambassador of Respect the Mountains I was invited to join the first (out of 7) EnviroTracks.And EnviroTrack…

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Dent de Crolles

The big peak rising above Crolles. The first time Marianne and me visited Crolles  we said: ” we have to climb that tooth” . The first plan to climb one of the direct lines on the big south face turnout not to be such a good idea. It wood take over 2/4 days of bigwall/…

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drytooling summer style

Yesterday me and my college Simon from Petzl went drytooling. We brought loads of “new ” tool designs to test. For me the perfect time to find out the possiblities in L’Usine. The locale DTS  spot http://www.dry-tool-styl.com/ After warming up Simon send his project “fuck me i’m DTS” a D12 After 2 shots on the D 12…

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Midway

↵ Use original player404 Error loading Vimeo videoI came across the story and images of poor ‘plastic birds’ over a year ago.Later I saw a trailer about the story of the birds and today I saw the trailer of the most recent footage again a couple times on Facebook.It has nothing to do with iceclimbing,…

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Meije North face Voi du Z

Thursday afternoon.. An other day at the office. Benoit one of my Petzl colleges  comes up to me. If I wanted to come with him tomorrow to climb the Northface of the Meije. The weather supposed to be very good and his friend just canceled.. Uuuh Wy not . So next morning 6 o’ clock…

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