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