Met het Alpine Mentor Programme was ik de afgelopen 2 weken in Canada. Inmiddels zijn Steve House en de rest van het team weer naar huis. Scott Backes en ik zijn er nog. En Scott wist wel wat hij graag nog wilde klimmen hier. Het lawine-gevaar en de ijs condities zijn niet erg goed deze …More
Een dag na de vakantie van meneer Hulot
Canada Alpine Ice adventure.
As climber it’s always hard to find enough money within time.(Or enough time within the money)I was lucky enough to find a very very generous sponsor that could pay my ticket to Canada this Spring.And when everyone is hunkering for sun and flowers, I extended my iceclimbing Winter to the Rockies. With real Alpine boots …More
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 …More
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 player …More
Variante Babylon video report
The story in moving images: ↵ Use original player Variante Babylon, Eisarena 270m WI7- M9 By Marianne van der Steen Vimeo SD ← Replay X i Variante Babylon, Eisarena 270m WI7- M9 from Marianne van der Steen on Vimeo.More
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 player Urban …More
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
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 …More
The very inventious mobile icewall used for the speedclimbing demo in the centre of Meran.Quick thought: can’t we use this to promote iceclimbing? Rabenstein didn’t really go as planned.After a nice break in Arco I thought I was ready for the comp.But I guess the stress of making it in time to Rabenstein with a …More