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Kiental

We were on a mission. We are on a mission this season. Broaden the sports, not just on the broader level, but grow the highest level in the Netherlands. And thus we train the new. Here, their first day with us. And it was cold, really cold, brrrrrrr :)

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Here we go!

Finally, after everything that let us down (car mechanics, finances, unexpected obligations, anything…) we’re finally ON THE ROAD! We’re feeling insecure, the freedom, the performances that are expected, the new environment. We have to get used to it all. Hopefully we adapt fast :)

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Training for the Dutch National ice climbing championships

This weekend the Dutch National ice climbing championship will take place in Utrecht. The mixed climbing wall was closed for the last 2 weeks for route setting. So we took the climbuz to Starzlachklamm in Germany for training with upcoming talents. A short docu about the long weekend: Vertical Life – mixedklim training in Starzlachklamm…

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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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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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