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...

Margalef

To start the dark December month with, we went to Margalef for a sportclimbing trip. When you think of Spain, you think about sun, blue skies, t-shirts/shorts and yellow rock walls. Only the latter we found ;) It was bitterly cold and we even got...

Presles

The day has been long. Travelling to Amsterdam in the morning, working, heading home, eating, driving to the Dutch-Belgium border in Breda to meet up with Jeroen, and then a loooong time on the highway down south. Talking, music, a beer, another one, and than...

Chamonix summer throwback

Last august, Jelmer, Guus, Loek and me went to the Chamonix Aiguilles for some premium quality granite climbing. First at the south side of the Aiguilles (in the 'Envers des Aiguilles' area) and later we approached these 'aiguilles' (french for 'pinnacles') from the north side. The...

Rocklands

Below a few pics of an amazing trip to boulder-mecca Rocklands in South Africa recently. Although I am not that much into bouldering (outside), I really enjoyed it and will definitely come back! The surroundings, the atmosphere,  and most of all the most beautiful orange,...

Spitzkoppe Namibia

On a trip to Africa, I visited the Spitzkoppe area in Namibia in July 2017. A beautiful and remote place, with adventurous climbing. A quote of Climbing.co.za : 'The inselberg Spitzkoppe in Namibia is one of three granite plutons in southern Africa. The others are Sheba's Breast...

Cassin-Ratti – Torre Trieste

Mid may, while working our asses off, Jeroen and me are looking for climbing opportunities in the Alpes because we have 4 days off soon (and we cannot live without our climbing adventures like fishes need water). Weather looks very promising but lots of the longer...

Haute route Chamonix – Zermatt

At the end of March we have skied the renowned haute route Chamonix - Zermatt. First timer for me and a great exercise in my planning and guiding skills. Although the snow wasn't superb (but also not bad!) it was a great week and we were definitely lucky...

Margalefgozers

Eind februari hebben Jelmer, Guus, Loek en ik 3 dagen geklommen in het Catalaanse Margalef en 1 dag in Arboli. Was erg blij om m'n eerste 7c in Margalef te klimmen (Festa Fortre, in de sector Raco de la Finestra) en onder andere nog een...

Topcondities in chamonix

Midden februari zijn Jelmer, Laurens, Valentijn en ik 4 dagen gaan skiën in het uitgestrekte Mont Blanc gebied. Voor Valentijn en mij de 2e keer in 3 weken op dezelfde plek, wat absoluut geen straf is. Er is hier nog zo veel te ontdekken en iedere...