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IceSurfing

In the Netherlands it’s rare nowadays to have so much ice and snow. But when there is ice, the whole country get’s crazy for iceskating on natural ice. Even if the conditions are not good, they still try to get on the ice.So, my brother and me as well.Only this time a bit different. The…

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Drytooling

Here in Holland theres loads of ice now. But it’s all pretty horizontal. Good for iceskating, bad for iceclimbing. So we went indoors and enjoyed the hospitality at Niels’ place.Valdi even did better then most of us with hanging on axes! I was just jealous!Here further not much to train, loads of things to do…

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Happy new Year!

So, 2009 is gone and we’re already more then a week in 2010 (weird number) I’ve been busy iceclimbing, drytooling, bouldering and climbing all around in Holland. And of course enjoyed the nice weather here: really cold and snowy.Do you have any good plans for this new year? Loosing weight, climbing even harder, find a…

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Kirov

Kirov So I’m of to Russia tomorrow. After a lot of fussing about to obtain a visum, I’m about to set of. My flight for Zürich leaves at 14.00 hours and I’ll transfer to Moscow there. In Moscow, I’ll get the Trans Siberian Express to Kirov. That’s about 1.000 kilometer of traveling. I will participate…

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Kientall: mixed climbing

28-12-09 After a 12 hour drive we were finally there! Erik and I had arrived at Kientall! The perfect spot to climb the first mixed routes of the season and to introduce Erik to the wonderfull world of mixed climbing. Or is it?!? On arrival (ca. 22.00 hours) the temperature turned out to be about…

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Sterling-Ropes

Good news! Believe it or not, but the first Sponsor is a fact! Sterling Rope has decided to sponsor me with some equiptment. No more thick, frozen ropes for me. Flexible, well managable ropes instead! The ropes I’ll be using are: A  Fusion Ion: a super lightweight single rope for OS and redpoint mixed routes. and a set…

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