• France,  Mission 4000,  We12climb

    Mission 4.000: summiting Mont Blanc

    The first blog in the Mission 4.000 series is about my first ever climb  above the altitude of 4.000 meter above sea level, the climb of the mighty Mont Blanc. It was my introduction to climbing in ice and snow, at the time I was only climbing a little bit at the local indoor climbing gym and walls in Germany and Belgium.  As many of you know the Mont Blanc is the highest mountain of Western Europe with an altitude of 4.810 meters.  It’s the highest peak of a massive granite mountain range on the border of France, Italy and Switzerland.  This area is very popular for climbers because those kind of granite nature walls can’t be found…

  • Sunday social travel talk,  We12inspire

    Travel tag: 25 random travel facts

    For the Dutch version of this post, click here. Today we will share 25 random travel facts with you. This tag has been going around in the Dutch travelbloggers world. Since we wrote the answers down together en we didn’t want to write down 50, it’s 10 from Anto, 10 from Martijn and 10 from us together. Enjoy! 1. I’ve studied tourism and finished my education 14 years ago. Since then I’ve worked in the industry for 12 years, of which 7.5 years with my current employer: Askja Reizen. Here I’m product manager for Alaska, Argentina and Chile. 2. Don’t ask me what my favorite destination is because I can’t pick.…