• Austria,  We12climb

    Adventure on the Via Ferrata in Achensee

    Adventure on the Via Ferrata in Achensee While checking out my program of the blogtrip I made to Achensee at the beginning of this summer, my heart skipped a beat. Of anxiety. I was scheduled to do a Via Ferrata! My previous experience on a Ferrata was not the best ever as I thought it was pretty scary and even though I had been practising a bit on the Calmont Klettersteig in Germany in the meanwhile, I wasn’t sure it was going to be a whole lot of fun. But as I think you should give certain things in life a second try, I decided to search for the inner…

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    Alaska,  We12climb

    Ice climbing in Alaska on the Root Glacier

    Ice climbing in Alaska, the ‘real’ Edge of Alaska! Welcome to my blog about ice climbing in Alaska. If you love Alaska and enjoy watching tv, you may have heard of the tv series Edge of Alaska. Described by Discovery Channel as the toughest town in America, it’s in fact not just a town in a tv show, but one of my favorite places in the world.   The first trip here was back in 2009 and ever since I have been looking forward to returning. In the summer of 2015, this was finally the case! Totally excited about my upcoming 2.5 week trip to Alaska, I cycled home from…

  • Germany,  We12climb

    Calmont Klettersteig: testing your alpine skills in Germany

    Doing a Klettersteig or Ferrata might not be something everyone enjoys. People with a fear of heights probably won’t have a lot of fun doing one, while they are pulling themselves up the face of a mountain while holding on to a cable. About 1.5 years ago I made my first Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites. Although it was quite a bit harder than I thought it would be, because of the snow still present on the biggest part of the track, I enjoyed it and knew I wanted to give it a second try. However this time, at my own pace and together with Martijn. When we found out…

  • Chile,  Patagonia Roadtrip,  We12climb

    Climbing Villarrica Volcano: the uncomfortable truth

    Approximately one and a half year ago I was on a press trip in Curaçao with a bunch of other bloggers, as well as a journalist from a big Dutch newspaper. She did not have a clue about blogging and at some point asked me if I wrote about things I didn’t like. I told her that it’s my choice not to do that most of the time, because for me blogging is a hobby and should be fun. I’m not a reporter, I’m just someone who writes because she likes to. However, as I’m doing a round-up of the roadtrip through Patagonia we made last year, I just could…