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High tides

High tides, fierce wind, pouring rain, hard decisions and death. Those are the word that describe this week in North Wales to us. Words you don’t want to see together. Words that have far too much content for a week of climbing. Once the words can be formed into one sentence you can’t go back.…

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Philip de Roo

In the mountains it sometimes happens you loose people. Alltogether the risk of dying in the Netherlands in a car accident is still higher than dying in the mountains. Painful fact. I also have friends and family who’ve died in car accidents. Young people, people I loved and wish they still were here. In the…

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First Aid for Nepal

Pretty much every climber has heard of that place far away at the other side of the world.  Probably even most indoor-boulderers have heard of Nepal. Just over a week ago we were driving to Swiss for a 3-day course as part of our Expedition program. Menno Boermans was about to teach us everything we…

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