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Messner Sella Turm 2

After the “Demtez- Gluck”  we wanted to climb a bit harder route. Messner was the route of choice  8 pitches all around grade 6. Again to find the start of the route was a pain. When we found the start some  Eastern Europeans decided to bail because of the wet rock. We thought it was…

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Dolomiti

July 20th After Chamonix our goal is the Dolomite mountains. Traveling to Italy without a rush so loads of time to Climb along the way. We choose to go through Switzerland take the long way over the mountain passes. First stop after Martigny:  Sanetsch. A nice quiet pass with a big limestone wall of 300…

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Family trip Arete’s de Cosmique

July 15th After preparation in the Netherlands it was time for the “family-climb” . After a great sunny day rock climbing, slacklining and BBQ waking up at 5:00 was very difficult for my younger brothers. An “Alpine start” 5:00 breakfast and taking the first cable car up to Aguille du midi. The Aguille du Midi walk…

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Dolomites adventure

For almost three weeks in the Dolomites. So much to do, so scary, so beautiful!Day 1. Via Demetz-GuckDay 2. We have no idea what we climbed :(The idea was the Messner on the 2. Sellaturm. Some other climbers said the route was wet and bailed without trying. We climbed on what seemed the first pitch and since then we were…

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Via Ferrata with a view

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Yesterday was the last of the four day family trip with Dennis parents and brothers.I found a great viaferrata not far from Chamonix “Via Ferrata de Curalla”. Located on the ‘Plateau d’Assy close to the village ‘Passy’. The guidebook even stated that it was Europe’s best and most beautiful one.Sure, Dennis and I are both…

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To the Alps

Finally after the loads of study work breaking free to go out and Climb. The first stop Friedrichshafen Outdoorfair looking at all the New Gear. On the way the Climbuz needed some (Sugru) repairs. Checking out some great Julbo sunglasses, Light my Fire sporks and the new Mountainhardware Clothes for 2014. Also the New Totem…

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Urlaub

We’re on our way.The engine in Climbuz seems to hold just fine. Some little parts (like the dashboard indicators) aren’t working yet and some things still need to be fixed (with Sugru).And Dennis knows how to fix it all.Love having my personal mechanic (oh, that sounds wrong…)And as Climbuz still is not a Porsche or…

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Speedclimbing, Climbuz and the Outdoor lecture

The last week before real climbing starts again.It’s finally Sunny here in the Netherlands, making it feel like Summer.Summer fun All the stress of getting everything done in time also belongs to the Summer feeling I guess.Tax forms, invoices, MOT for my car(s), some work, a lecture for Outdoor, preparations for the Dutch Drytool Event, Expeditie…

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