Climbing day 2

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First rock to climb! Not too high and not too hard, but still a little scary to come down from.
Day 2, Saturday

Saturday morning we got up around 9.00 for breakfast at the riverside. We ate some "Nijsac eggs" --> eggs, herpes (herbs :p), salt and cheese on bread - tasted really good actually and some tea! The eggs were fried on a small benzine firepit in a pan and with cooking equipment that wasnt too clean, no weekend for hygiene this week. After breakfast we got our climbing gear and went to our first climbing area.

At the climbing area it turned out only Marielle didn't have experience with securing someone while climbing and actual climbing, so our instructors explained it for all - doesn't hurt to repeat. Then they hung out the first rope and we could get started. It turned out most of our group did quite well at climbing and we had some really nice routes. And the big PLUS of today was the weather, around 18 degrees, so nice to be outdoors in that kind of weather. It was so nice we stayed till 17.30.

After climbing we went back to the camping for some very needed dinner, pasta! So good. And then we went to a small place near the river to build a fire - can't go camping without fire! The fire was absolutely perfect in the cold night. Then we went back to the camping on a short hike and thankfully we were warm before going into our sleepingbags. I still woke up from the cold, but at least I got some sleep!
Chislev says:
And a good sleepingbag :D But Im broke, so when I have money again I will :p
Posted on: Apr 20, 2010
wanderlustdave says:
Glad you had fun, invest in some thermal underwear :)
Posted on: Apr 20, 2010
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First rock to climb! Not too high …
First rock to climb! Not too high…
Amazing view and great accidental …
Amazing view and great accidental…
Bram climbing up
Bram climbing up
Looking down
Looking down
Looking up into the chimney, a w…
Looking up into "the chimney", a …
Amazing view
Amazing view
Steven, one of our instructors, of…
Steven, one of our instructors, o…
Coming up from the chimney
Coming up from the chimney
Mylou on top of the chimney
Mylou on top of the chimney
View from above the chimney
View from above the chimney
Looking down into the chimney, you…
Looking down into the chimney, yo…
Camping, small tents and our cooki…
Camping, small tents and our cook…
Making dinner
Making dinner
Campfire
Campfire
Bram on top of the first rock
Bram on top of the first rock
Getting ready to climb
Getting ready to climb
Me mastering the first rock!
Me mastering the first rock!
Helloes!
Helloes!
Mylou reaching up
Mylou reaching up
Marielle climbing up, me securing …
Marielle climbing up, me securing…
View!
View!
Tjerk going down
Tjerk going down
Tjerk
Tjerk
Dion
Dion
Marielle
Marielle
Dion into the chimney
Dion into the chimney
Tjerk
Tjerk
View
View
Getting ready to climb inbetween t…
Getting ready to climb inbetween …
Breakfast, Nijsac eggs!
Breakfast, Nijsac eggs!
Coming up through the chimney
Coming up through the chimney
Lunch, chocolate is very important!
Lunch, chocolate is very important!
Bram relaxing in the sun
Bram relaxing in the sun
Marijke eating chocolate
Marijke eating chocolate
Isnt it cute!
Isn't it cute!
My fav route!
My fav route!
Mylou looking like shes doing a c…
Mylou looking like she's doing a …
Very charming :p
Very charming :p
Hes putting his hand on the rock.…
He's putting his hand on the rock…
Marijke
Marijke
Montherme
Montherme
Dinner, dont I look cold!
Dinner, don't I look cold!
The start of our fire
The start of our fire
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photo by: Chislev