Back from skiing and preparing for snowshoeing

I’ve just returned from a week of skiing in the Zillertal in Austria. The weather was very nice and it even gave us some fresh snow.
We’ve shot a lot of movies with the new Drift HD170 camera which I will upload after they have been edited.
Also the group of Autistic and/or ADHD people I’ve escorted liked the trip; most of them made really good progress with skiing or snowboarding.
Next trip with this organisation (Xmotion) will be a trekking in the Schobergruppe (Austria) in August. We will then be sleeping in mountain huts for one week and climbing some mountains.

The next few days I’ll be busy handling my email backlog and packing for snowshoeing in the Schobergruppe. We will then be sleeping in a winter camp which is nothing more than a simple wooden mountain hut without heating etc. We will need to bring all our own stuff; down sleeping bags, food, stoves and candles for lightning.
We will arrive there on Thursday and leave on Sunday again. In the meantime we will try to climb Hochschober which isn’t climbed much during winter season.

If you would like to join one of our trips feel free to contact me. We try to go for 2-3 times per year on these kind of long weekends and we are always seeking for new people to join; “the more the merrier” 🙂
Also we train a lot on climbing walls in the Netherlands.

Skiing in Uderns, Austria next week!

Next week I’ll be escorting a group of people with autism and/or ADHD skiing in Uderns, Autstria. The organisation who organizes this is called Xmotion which is a Dutch non profit organisation. I’m working with them as a volunteer.
Some more information (only in Dutch (sorry)) about this trip can be found on this website.

During this trip I’ll have a nice change to checkout my new Mammut Extreme outfit…

See you all in a week! 🙂

Things to do before you die

Because I always have more plans and ideas than I can remember I’m starting this post so I can keep track 🙂

– Climb the 7 summits
– Get a Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
– Climb Eiger North Face
– Get a race license
– Get a motor driving license
– Get CCIE/JNCIE certified
– Take part in the ScanCoveryTrial Rally
– Write a book about climbing the Grossglocker Stüdle Ridge with my dad.

PS The ranking is arbitrary 😉
PS2 I’ll update during the rest of my life probably…

Build your own La Sportiva boots

From the Website: “La Sportiva and GORE-TEX® footwear are looking for three talented mountain enthusiasts to put their best foot forward and design their own boots.
This is a fantastic opportunity! You will be invited to La Sportiva’s factory near Trentino in Northern Italy where you will be guided through the design process by the company’s experts.”

Of course I’m in! Now I need people to vote for me so if you have a Facebook account please be so kind to vote for me here.

Thanks in Advance. Please also don’t forget to vote for me in the Mammut competition.

Hello world!

Hia, I’m starting up my website again. Please forgive the standard templates and plugins but as you might now I’m not a designer or coder so it’s the best I can do here 🙂

Have a look at my pages and feel free to contact me whenever you have questions.

Ps. at this moment I’m open for new projects. I’m freelance available as a network engineer/architect. Please have a look at my CV.