Author:Coen

Lacedelli, Cima Scotoni

I've met Dries Brandsma just briefly, at a coffee bar in Cortina with a common friend, but soon after we share a rope! I let him pick a route he wanted to do, and he came up with the 'Lacedelli' at the Cima Scotoni. At first...

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Gelbe Mauer, Kleine Zinne

While mostly sportclimbing, biking & hiking in the Dolomites, Laurens and me took a day 'off' family life and went for an ascent of the ultimate classic on the Kleine Zinne, called 'Gelbe Mauer' (IX-, 300m), mid July 2019. First ascended by Stephan Glowacz and...

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Freyr

Just an impression of a weekend in good old Freyr, in February 2019. So good to hang around with your friends at the Al Legne, ejoying the wintersun, realizing that your longtime projects havent't become easier over the years.. ...

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Bergun & Davos

In january 2019, Vaal, Jelmer and me went on a 4-day skitrip to Switzerland, basecamp Lenzerheide. The first day we found perfect powder while freeriding in a small ski area nearby Lenzerheide. The second day, we did a big ski tour in Bergun to get...

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Frankenjura

In September and October 2018, I went twice to one of my favorite climbing areas in Northern Europe, the Frankenjura. Fresh air, sleepy villages, short powerfull climbs, schnitzel, Schäufele & Weizen-beers -> this is the Franken. Weather and conditions this fall were perfect for longer periods, so...

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Recovery in the Ecrins, France

Last August I got hit frontally by a fast driving scooter while commuting from work to home at my roadbike. I got seriously injured and even temporarly lost my memory.  With a 'cerebral haemorrhage' and a skull fracture I couldn't think of climbing this year...

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Grande Dru south face – Voie Contamine

By the beginning of July, Harald, Laurens, Jelle and me decided to head to one of the most iconic & dramatic peaks of Chamonix and the western Alps: the Dru's. The 'petit Dru' (3.733m) and 'grande Dru' (3.754m), together refered to as the Dru's or Dru,...

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Skitouring Dutch championships

Long time no posting.. so I'll try to come up with what has happened since.. :) First of all, in March, my buddy Valentijn, my sister & me joined the Dutch National Skimountaineering Championships. It is organized by the Dutch Mounatineering Federation (NKBV) and (part of)...

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