Friday, 26 December 2014

My 2014 (Part 1)

It has been a long time since I' ve written my last report, so to make it up to you I'll write a resume of everything what happened last year climbingwise.

First I started a rope-access training and I started working parttime at CRI rope-access, where I got my IRATA level 1 certificate. Here is a little film of our rope-access training with Don Bosco Wilrijk, on a training day in the new @-height trainingcenter.

March 2014

In March, me and Daan (a rope-access trainee as well) went to Ettringen (Germany) for some crack- and tradclimbing. Good times!
"True romance" 6b (don't mind the rope behind the leg, there wasn't any pro yet) ©Daan Nijs

"Fissure" 6b ©Daan Nijs

April 2014

During springtime I went on a ski-touring course in Switzerland with mountain-guide Helmuth Van Pottelbergh. We learned all the necessary techniques for alpine touring; spitzenkehren, off-piste skiing, glacier rescue, avalanche safety,...  We had a lot of fun and the conditions were just perfect!

Spitzenkehren! ©Helmuth

Great weather, uh?! Exept one day! ©Helmuth

Checking the snow conditions

Planning our trip for the next day (Cab. des Aig. Rouges)

Some powderturns ©Helmuth

Near the summit of the Pointe de Vouasson. What a view! ©Helmuth

Les aiguilles rouges d' Arolla ©Helmuth

 June 2014

In June we went on a trip to Austria, organised by Don Bosco Wilrijk. We went sportclimbing, multi-pitching and hiking in the ötztal.
Myself working on a 6C+ with Daan on belay duty ©Simon Ruymaekers

Cragging close to Längenfeld

Andreas on the first pitch of "Schwalbennest"

Simon following the first pitch of "Schwalbennest"

A view to Längenfeld from the third belay

Simon found the easy way ;)

Simon shows the summit-logbook

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Roadtrip in kbf magazine!

Het artikel van onze roadtrip door de alpen is gepubliceerd in het klim- en bergsport magazine! Je kan het hier lezen vanaf pagina 26.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Deadman anchors

The ENSA (Ecole National de Ski et d' Alpinisme)  performed some tests about the strength of different deadman anchors. The results are pretty interesting!

1 daN = 1 kg (static load)

So next time, bring a cola bottle... It can save your life! ;)