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Dutch Drytool Event 2015

December 5. Friday morning Vitus, Jan and me headed out from Isny at 05:30 to Heerjansdam. Yes, another great opportunity to head home to the Netherlands. Last weekend it was not only “Sinterklaas” but also DDE 2014 (Dutch Drytool Event) . After 11 our drive with my “new” campervan, a lot of black clouds, loud music and…

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The DTS at Usine

The train takes long. Forever long. The only entertainment left was my mobile phone after I finished all the work on my laptop. My e-book had an empty battery and I couldn’t fit knitting needles in my two stuffed bags. On Facebook the ‘should-the-Dutch-Climbing-Federation-tell-climbers-how-to-use-a-Figure-of-Eight-“belay-device”-discussion’ got pretty spicy. Good entertainment for me. I mostly don’t comment…

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Dry Ice tools

I am an iceclimber. Or more just climber. I climb everything. Buildings and industrial structures for work, bouldering for strength and social fun, routes because I love that, Alpine because I sometimes like to suffer and mixed because I love the technical awkward leverages you do with those sharp tool thingies. Oh, yes and I…

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Ouray Ice 2.

On this side of the world it’s all about ice, mixed and drytooling.Strange and funny, but on the other side of the world it’s almost the same thing at the Iceclimbing Worldchampionships in South-Korea.Dennis is now there to climb.You can follow all the climbers on the Korean Worldchampionships Facebook page here.I have a restday. Sleeping,…

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Dutch Drytool Event 2012

We did it. Again. Better and bigger. This weekend was the international drytool weekend. France had the DTS.Scotland the STS.And we had the DDE.We don’t have a website. We just had a Facebook Event Page and managed to get more people then the STS and the DTS together!91 competitors subscribed. Next to those who subscribed there were also some who…

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Intense

Happiness, pain, hard work, long days, amazing views, heat and cold, rough hands, beautiful people and in the middle of that circle… me?Really?Last month I was in Colorado.For the first time in the States.As an European I had my ideas on how it would be. Fat people, nationalism, weird expressions on freedom and the immense…

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Home

The bedroom animals are welcoming us :)After we’ve been traveling for more then a month (France, Germany, Swiss, Denmark, Iceland…)We’re home.Dennis is home after 7 (!) months of travel, study and work.It’s so strange to be here together that sometimes we have to get used to each other again.Strange but nice. Our new bed feels…

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