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Too hot!

We’re in de Dolomites for a couple weeks.Today a sign said ’40 C’ meaning it’s way to hot to climb. Even in shade it’s over 30 degrees.We found a internet connection in the public library, they said it was fast but their definition of ‘fast’ is quite different… It already took me two tries to…

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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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Variante Babylon WI7 M9 (M8?) Bad Gastein

Restday work, sharpening our tools[Marianne] Okay, so we climbed the long ice thing in they valley. Now it’s time for our original objective. Actually, I was confused with what the objective was. We talked so much about freeclimbing an old aid line, that I for some reason thought that was our objective.Dennis seemed more aware on what to climb. As…

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Ouray to Saas Fee

You win some you loose some. For me it felt like loosing a little bit and failing incredibly.”But for a Dutch climber you did really well” “You looked pretty strong there” “You’ll do better next time” “The others are so strong too” “But if you don’t reach the finals, please don’t be too disappointed” “Did…

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Iceland Summer 2012

Day one of our Iceland trip.We made it all the way,more then 1800km from France to Denmark. We’re waiting for the boat and found a perfect spot to camp :)In between running, sea-swimming, ‘WWII-crimpin’, 4WD Syncro driving and being bored because of the rain, we found some internet to upload some pictures of our trip.

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The stolen bag

Sometimes people ask me “How do you manage to always travel and climb? It must cost you loads of money…”I always reply that you just have to be dedicated.I’m not a paid climber, so I suppose I’m not a pro. But I just try to work with the things I have.I live cheap (anti-squat it’s…

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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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Lolotte

In China we met a very nice ‘person’: Lolotte. Lolotte is a frog travelling the world. She (?) meets climbers, visits famous climbing areas and sometimes she dares a climb herself :)We met her as well back in China. Want to become fan of Lolotte: check her Facebookpage

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Iceclimbing in the Dutch national newspaper.

Yesterday Dennis was interviewed for yet another kind of media: Algemeen Dagblad. The result is a very nice article about Dennis and iceclimbing. The positive thing about the article is that the interviewer seems to understand the idea of climbing and doesn’t just see it as ‘dangerous adrenaline sports’ as most do who don’t know…

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