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.
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 2014During 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!
|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|
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|