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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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Klettersteig workshop

What I do for living nowadays is a bit different from that what most people do I guess. More and more I get into climbing and making a living out of it. Unfortunately I’m not a professional athlete (yet?) but at least I’m getting close to what I like most: climbing. And climbing has many…

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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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Cold

Cold as in having a cold. After almost 2 months of climbing we finally got one. Thanks to Romania and the travelling we guess. (With the snow in Romania we got a huge delay: first we waited in the plane in Bucharest for 3 hours, then we stood in a que for 4 hours, then…

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Kandersteg pt. 28798346467….

We’re back home again. Home in our own little campervan at our favourite Winter place Kandersteg. After the worldcup we’re quite tired of all the travelling, disappointments and the no-real-climbing-stuff. So we’re here for one week before Dennis’ starts his work/studies again. No pictures here this time and you might be wondering where are all…

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Busteni 2012

I just woke up with a nice movie: STS on the Ben. With loads of real climbing, snow and horrible Winter conditions: lovely. Watching the climbers I wished it was me being filled with spindrift snow and getting soaked with water and sweat that after a while would freeze again…In stead I’m in Busteni, Romania…

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