01 november 2013

Ama Dablam 2013

This is a friendly 'out of office' reminder: during the month of november I will be on Ama Dablam in Nepal.

I will be using a Yellowbrick satellite 2-way communicator, which will provide location reports and textmessages, which will be automaticatlly forwarded to my Twitter and Facebook accounts. I plan to send an update every 1 or 2 days.

You can keep track of my progress here:

My tweets can be found on this site, or here:

01 augustus 2013

Gear: Arc'teryx Alpha FL 45

When I saw the Arc'teryx Alpha FL 45 pack at the Arc'teryx booth (instragram video) at the Outdoor Show at Friedrichshaven this year, I liked what I saw (and it won an award, so others must like it too!). I liked it even more when I learned I could test a sample. So I took the pack on a alpine climbing trip I had coming up. Below are my initial impressions, I will write a a long-term use report after I've used the pack a bit longer.
Arc'teryx Alpha FL 45 in front of the Aiguille Dibona
Arc'teryx Alpha FL 45

06 mei 2013

Gear: Climbing Technoloy RollNLock

I've been testing a new procuct from Climbing Technology for Hoogtelijn Magazine; the Climbing Technology RollNLock. As space in the magazine is limited here's a more extensive online impression and review.
Climbing Technology RollNLock

08 maart 2013

Ice Climbing & Gear Again

Last year I did an ice climbing course for beginners, and I wrote a blog about the gear I used. This year I got a chance to do the intermediate course, and thought it would be nice to review some of the gear I used again.

Ice Climbing Gear
This years gear