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OutDoor 2016

OutDoor is THE trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Here you’ll find everything from anyone and anywhere. All that’s new, improved, changed or just so good it’s still there. As Dennis is Industrial Designer and I’ve been (professionally) into all climbing aspects and we’re both sponsored by a few brands; we just had to visit the…

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Olympic!

A couple weeks ago we had a meeting with head of the Dutch Climbing/Mountaineering Federation (NKBV), Robin Baks. Robin talked about recent developments and we displayed our wishes and ideas for the future of our sports. And Robin had a HUGE news item for us. Iceclimbing is recognized by the Dutch Olympic Committee NOC*NSF. Finally!…

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Friends

This year has been a big roller-coaster for us.  No job, no house, no money, and loads of unfortunate events.  The biggest reason why we’re still here, have a website, train for climbing, get motivated, is because of our friends.  And some of these friends need an extra special thank-you.  Last weekend we organised a…

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NK IJsklimmen

This Winter we had one of the most intense competition seasons (apart from when Dennis won the Worldcup in Saas Fee three years ago). So many ups and downs. From a broken collarbone to a thrice broken car to a D13+ flash to no ice at all to being part of a soon to be…

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DTS* Dry Tool Style

Dry Tool Style Day 1. After climbing the qualification route at the Ice Climbing World Cup – Eisturm Rabenstein I found myself worthy to stick the highly praised “DTS” (dry tooling style) sticker on my helmet. I climbed the quali’s in a “DTS” Style without figures of four/nine. And Yesterday I climbed “The Roof” M12+…

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Kamasutra Flash

Drytooling Kamasutra Flash sounds like a ‘different’ thing. But no, it’s just ‘iceclimbing’. Really. How to kill a Nomic iceaxe/aka Kamasutra D13+ flash! Iseo, Italy just days after the Worldcup in Saas Fee. Before the last stage at Rabenstein we wanted to relax, climb and enjoy the Italian sun. We need to. I picked up the cold…

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Korea

  This week we flew all the way to South Korea for the second stage of the Iceclimbing Worldcup. We missed the first one (money/forced double events) in Bozeman, USA. So, this was our chance to do our ‘thing’. Dennis looking forward to the winter season at Schiphol airport. Beforehand we had quite some unfortunate…

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Qualifications for the Dutch Championships Iceclimbing

The first ever. Dutch Championships Iceclimbing. History. That is what me made this Saturday January 9. 2016. The last five years we’ve worked on a development of our sports. Dutch Drytool Event, clinics, courses, qualified instructors, articles in newspapers, online, Facebook pages etcetera. And now, together with our national federation, NKBV, we’ve put a big…

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NK Sportklimmen

30 november 2015 Maandag ochtend hardlopen en het trimparcours, meestal ‘s avonds klimmen Dinsdag soms trimparcours soms lange wandeling van 1-2-3uur ‘s avonds klimmen. Woensdag ochtend trim parcours met hardlopen. ‘S avonds klimmen, of donderdag avond klimmen. Donderdag ochtend lange wandeling en ‘s avonds klimmen. Vrijdag wandelen, verder rustdag. Zaterdag fietsen of klimmen Zondag fietsen of klimmen. En tussendoor…

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Jenny Visser-Hooft troffee

I climb. Preferably every day. Every evening. Every morning. And in between I sleep and I eat. Eat > Sleep > Climb > Eat > Sleep > Climb > … I think I’m addicted to climbing. Hiking and exploring in in the Himalaya Most people specify their addiction. The only take methadone, only marihuana, only…

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India Expedition Gangstang

Writing a story about our expedition is pretty hard. What to tell, what not to tell. I mean, there’s so much to say and so much done! India is a fascinating country. The culture, tastes, colours, people, landscapes, travels, and of course the climbing. If you haven’t visited India yet: put it on your bucket-list. Very…

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Sportsclimbing comps

Last week I went all the way to Sittard. Climbing gym I-vy hosted the last of four lead-competitions. And I wanted to compete, to ensure my place in the Dutch Championships and also to see what my place is today between the other competitors. Love-hate Competing for me is a love-hate relationship. It all depends…

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Gangstang

We decided to go. Go to India. Make it an awesome experience, regardless on what we can climb. Dennis ‘refurbished’ collarbone. The doctors advised him not to climb, but not going to India at all is something they couldn’t say. I kind of hope he’s going to be some bionic monster. There are examples you…

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