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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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“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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La voie du Milieu

When I look back to what I did last year, it’s still fantastic. I went all the way to China, traveled over 2000km to visit a very special climbing area: Getu Valley. At the time being there I was totally not satisfied with what I was able to climb and was ashamed sometimes of my…

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Good Climbing

Here in Bergschenhoek climbing is developing. The Monte Cervino kids-club is increasing, on the day there are loads of schools climbing and in the evening you can now have your personal training guidance as well. Michel Kleinjan is offering training in the evenings and yesterday was my first session. I’m a very, extremely, utterly slow…

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Swiss style

Just one more day left of our immense Winter trip. 2 months of non-stop Winter climbing all around. We traveled through 8 different countries, climbed 4 Worldcups and quite a proper bit of ice and mixed. Although it was not always good, satisfactory and fair we still had a good time. Today we wanted to…

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