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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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Russia

Kirov, the place to be (or not).The last worldcup of this season was in the Russian city Kirov.14 hours by train (Siberian Express) from Moscow.Great experience, but the worldcup itself wasn’t something to be proud of.Over 50% of the competitors was Russian. > I think something should change…Video impression here:↵ Use original playerMoscow – Kirov…

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Bauernmeisterschaft Rabenstein 2013

We were on the weirdest event ever.The Rabensteiner Bauernmeisterschaften.Where local farmers do a relay with hay-sledging and iceclimbing.And when you win, you get a sheep. What better price could you ever imagine! Just ‘priceless’ :)See here the result.(Oh, yes, that song is Dutch, about a yodel-boy, thats why…)↵ Use original playerBauernmeisterschaft Rabenstein 2013By Marianne van…

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Urban Ice 2013

Sort message:Urban Ice 2013 was awesome.Super generous, kind and helpful people, great audience, and nice performance by all the climbers!Dennis did great and won :)I was just as slow as usual but had the great honor to climb agains Sepp Inhöger and ended 16th.Great party b.t.w.↵ Use original playerUrban Ice 2013 in Bad GasteinBy gmgasteinYouTube1080p720p360p240p…

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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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Bad Gastein Austria, Supervisor 270m WI6 on a ‘sick’ day.

After  three weeks of competition climbing we are on the road again.This time not with our beloved VW T3 Syncro campervan, but with a simple rental car. No warm home, kitchen, bookshelf full of climbing guidebooks, and our sweet little bed.Just before the start of the Rabenstein IWC the gearbox decided to bail on us.…

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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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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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