Trip reports

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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Col d’Argentiere & Breche Puiseux

After two days of bad weather (filled with bowling & playing on the piste and just outside the pistes of Argentiere), we managed to make two super nice powder descents mid-february. The first day with clear skies we are a bit frightened for avalanches with...

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Ojo de pez – Ponoig

On January 2nd, Laurens and me have climbed a route called Ojo de Pez on the southeast wall of the Ponoig, a limestone peak close to Benidorm. Perfect weather & conditions made up for a great day out. The climbing was technical and crimpy for...

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