Category Archives: Paraclimbing

Paraclimbing photosession May 23 2018

[the charming lady in the first picture is my coach]   (credits go to Rein Rijke of Zout fotografie)

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Biografie (Nederlands)

Op mijn 16e heb ik een hersenbloeding gehad, waardoor mijn hele linker lichaamshelft (arm, been, oog, alles!) spastisch werd. De oorzaak van de bloeding was een niet-te-verwijderen hersentumor, die ze tot drie keer toe toch hebben proberen te verwijderen. Keer … Continue reading

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Binnenkort in Amsterdam:

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Welkom op mijn PARAKLIMMER website!

De boel staat nog in de steigers hier, maar binnenkort kun je op deze site alles lezen over mijn paraklimmen. Hoe ik train, waar ik train, aan welke wedstrijden ik van plan ben te gaan meedoen…vanalles! Als je het idee … Continue reading

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Paraclimbing Edinburgh

In September I competed for the IFSC Paraclimbing Worldcup in Edinburgh (UK). The two qualification routes went well, but in the finals I fell from the third grip (the grip I’m sitting on in the picture). But I had a … Continue reading

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Paraclimbing in Imst

Last month* I participated in a paraclimbing competition in Imst, Austria. The wall which we climbed was situated between the beautiful Tiroler mountains. In the movie below you can see my attempt at climbing the second of the six routes … Continue reading

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Mouthguard

I grind my teeth. Even when I’m not thinking about very difficult things – such as what present to give my mother for her birthday – I scrape the teeth of my lower jaw with my upper teeth. The dentist kindly … Continue reading

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Paraclimbing plans for 2017

2017 is going to be a great year for me. I’m getting married to the woman I love; in a month or two I hope to finish my PhD and, on top of that, there’s going to be a lot … Continue reading

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Paraclimbing World championship – Paris, 2016

UPDATE: I ended fourth in my category. That’s less than I had hoped for, but a lot more than I had expected (I was the only Dutch finalist). The next worldchampionship (Innsbruck, 2018) I’ll do better!

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This Is What Climbing With A Disability Looks Like

There remains a lot to be learned… 😉

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