National Geographic interviewed me for their Dutch and Belgian website…
Rab -the brand that’s keeping me warm and dry- opened their first shop-in-shop in the Netherlands and in the world for that matter!
Frankenjura again! A short five-day trip, which turned out to be amazing!
I don’t believe that the Frankenjura needs any introduction…
I have been trying “Shadowmover” on and off this year, but it was only at the beginning of June that I made the “click” in my head and really went for it.
“shall I continue?” he asked whilst hanging on a crimp, gobsmacked I yelled: “Yes, you fool! Finish it!”
So the very next day I was driving to Magic Wood…
Thomas got selected in the category Best New Photographers 2014 by Climbing Magazine!
If you’ve planned a sport climbing holiday and you still want to gain some fitness before you go, then this course might be the right one for you…
Last weekend I climbed Spirit, an old route in Belgium …
Last week I went climbing in Ettringen…
Having all the time in the world is a strange position to be in…
We’re in the last month of our trip and our agendas are slowly filling up with appointments in Belgium, Holland and Germany. Things are coming to an end and somehow that seems alright with me.
I haven’t been bouldering in a long time, but after a couple of days I got the feel for it again and things started to go down.
Some old footage of a problem that I’ve opened last year in Austria. When I climbed I used 14 pads and was still terrified…
Ali-Hulk seemed to be a nice project, so why not invest some time in that…
There’s an interview (in Dutch and in French) with me on the Belgian climbing website Belclimb.be … Check it out!
Yesterday: Benoît Davison – one of Northern-Britain’s finest lads – climbed “Pata Negra”, a true stamina-monster in Rodellar.
A good friend of mine told me I should write about processes. “Nobody cares about raw facts, Micha, it’s all about the process!” Point taken…
Intermezzo! Two weeks ago –before moving on to Rodellar- I flew to Nürnberg to take part in the Monkee photo-shoot. It was good to be away from the crags for at least a couple of days and relax a bit…
Much has happened since my last post! I’ve experienced that resistance doesn’t only exist in theory and we’re doing our very best to destroy our mobile home; hitting walls and balconies (hitting a pedestrian next time)!
Pictures of “Elza” in Climax Magazine & Geo Kompakt!
Since two weeks we’re on Spanish soil, which means that our sabbatical has finally started!
I’m happy to introduce some new sponsors! For this year I’ve applied for sponsorship with several companies and luckily I’ve made it with all the brands that I would love to represent the most:
As mentioned in my previous post; during New Year I was in Spain…
After a very relaxed trip to Spain, I returned with Thomas and Claudia to my boulder “Barry White” last week, of which I did the first ascent last December. Thomas and I wanted to do some filming; Claudia joined us to make some pictures…
Power to the people!
Jawollo! It did it!
Last Sunday I finally climbed “Hobby Extra”, a classic test piece just south of Vienna. It was named after an old brand of strong cigarettes, the Austrian equivalent of Belgium’s “Groene Michel”.
Loads of things happened since my trip to Margalef! I was able to send my boulder-project “Hocus Pocus” and my route-project… My head went crackers!
We’ve been in Margalef during the last two weeks of February. It was great to spend some time in the sun after those arctic first weeks of 2012.
From now everybody can follow the climbs and adventures of the Belgian and Dutch Evolv athletes on Facebook as well!
This year I will have spent equally as much time visiting doctors as I have spent in a climbing gym.
As Spanish climbing wisdom says: “It’s more important to feel strong than to be strong.”
Saturday 7h30: after a crappy night of sleep in the car we poured ourselves full of coffee (the really strong black stuff that you can drink or spread on your bread). “Auf geht’s!” Half an hour later we are standing under a waterfall also known as “Massada”.
At that moment we should have decided to turn around.
Net terug van Rodellar. Veel valt er niet over te zeggen, enkel dat het een fijne en ontspannende trip was.
Die Anna ging erop en erover -net zoals bij de andere problemen- en daarmee kon de rest enkel nog voor de tweede stek knikkeren.
Het is alweer twee maanden geleden dat ik nog wat deftigs gepost heb. Ik had het gewoon te druk met… klimmen. Maar het moet gezegd worden: sinds m’n trip naar Spanje in januari was de drive wel een beetje weg.
Pictures of Hohe Wand by Thomas.
Bouldering & Words of wisdom
Vanaf toen ging het alleen maar beter, mentaal kreeg ik een enorme boost en twee dagen later lukte wat vorig jaar in april nét niet lukte: “Espacio Tiempo”