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We've got him!!

Added by Robert on November 26, 2011 at 18:18 — 2 Comments

I won!!! Thanks DMM

I had fun trying to find the correct answers for the DMM competition on Ambers. A couple of years ago my work was all about manufacturing. 

And yesterday DMM made my day! They had mailed me two beautiful prices. I received the DMM Ultra O Locksafe and a keyring.

But now I'm wondering. The key ring is a miniature of what? Does anyone know?



Added by Robert on October 28, 2011 at 10:24 — 6 Comments

looking for a climbing partner - Amsterdam (MN)



I am looking for a climbing partner in Amsterdam Mountain Network. I am dutch, speak English and have at the moment plenty of free time(!). 

I would like to suggest: first try one time together and if this is cool then later more ...


Thanks in advance!



Added by Frank M. on August 3, 2011 at 14:52 — 2 Comments

2011 Trad trip - Born again....

It's going to be hard to log what is one of the best trips I've ever been on but here goes.


In a week of the best camp cooking ever, crazy shakespeare quotes and some of the best weather the UK could throw at us - Andreea, Flo, Kieran and myself got to grips with some of the best rock on the planet, gods very own Gritstone.


The 4 day forecast was…


Added by Daniel on July 12, 2011 at 23:09 — 1 Comment


Leaving the Dam at 8, Rianne, Jacco, Richard and I headed south and east for the first Ambers trip to Pfalz in Germany.


Last year the intrepid Jen and Mark did the recon and with their guidebook (the Pfalz bible) off we went.

Whilst it might…


Added by Daniel on June 16, 2011 at 1:00 — 4 Comments

The longest artificial route in the world!


A year ago Hans and I met talking about an article which we read in 'de Hoogtelijn'. It was an artical about something we had never heard of before; dam climbing. Reading the article lead to searching the internet, looking for information about dams you can climb. Our search quickly revealed that one of the most interesting dams (the Luzzone dam) would be just about on route to Finale. On the way to Finale we never got to do the dam, since it was still snowing according to the…


Added by Sanne Hirschler on June 13, 2011 at 13:23 — 3 Comments

Italy - Finale

Originally headed for Swiss to meet up with the Ambers gang in the Winanni hut we (Sanne and myself) decided to change plans and head south. (judging from Dans pictures, a good decision ;-) )


We wanted a bit more warmth, which we got in Finale, a comfortable 21 through 28 degrees ;-) We camped at a very nice and hospitable campsite called Park Mara in the town of Borgio Verezzi. A nice two star campsite with proper facilities and a very friendly staff which make great…


Added by Hans ter Wal on June 13, 2011 at 12:54 — 2 Comments

Alpine adventure

Alpine adventure doesn't really encompass the weekend we went to Wiwanni in the summer? of June 2011.


If anyone reading this for one minute thinks that the Alps are just not worth the effort think again - the weather was varied :-) The climbing brilliant, and the views stunning.


From the get-go the weather was…


Added by Daniel on June 5, 2011 at 12:28 — No Comments

Vive la France - Orpierre, Provence

OMG, what a week it was. So much to say, it's hard to put it down but heck - here goes.

First of all the facts, Janne, Arno, Mick, Pieter, Cyriel, Ivana and Ans all arrived before me - I chose to enjoy the delights of queensday in the Vondel Park.


This is the complete group:

So Charlie, Arthur, Sasha, India and myself rocked up on…


Added by Daniel on May 9, 2011 at 21:28 — 3 Comments

Pick up the pace

Na een jaartje pech en een slechte conditie gaat het nu weer bergopwaarts. Zaterdag voor het eerst 15 minuten hardgelopen (5 km totaal in 37 minuten). En vandaag maar weer eens op de fiets. Veel wind, maar toch nog 50 km in 2.5 uur.

En nu weer eens zien hoe ik de klimconditie op peil kan brengen. Mijn standaard klimmaatjes kunnen de laatste tijd niet of niet op de dagen dat ik kan.

Het is al weer redelijk buitenklimweer (Slooterdijk)

Wie-o-wie is voor komende tijd ook op…


Added by Marc Geelen on April 25, 2011 at 21:36 — 1 Comment

the first trip of 2011

 Last weekend a bunch of us (15 in all) headed outside to our local crags for the first trip of 2011 what followed were 2 days of great climbing.

In four cars and a motorbike we crawled south through torrential rain. With only enough space for 10people in the refuge 5 hardened Ambers braved the rain and freezing temps in the camping field.




Added by Daniel on March 21, 2011 at 23:42 — No Comments

Kamer en klimmer in Amsterdam


I'm Vaness from Cologne and I am going to stay in Amsterdam from april and mai for work and I would like to climb...

ik (Vanessa uit Keulen) ben voor de maansen april en mei in Amsterdam voor werken en ik wil graag verder klimmen.


I'm searching for other climbers or climing groups // En ik zoeg nog andere klimmers of een groep.


See u in A'dam!



** Looking for room in Amstedam**

Vanessa Kern - f, 32years,…


Added by Vanessa on February 27, 2011 at 11:17 — 1 Comment

Wednesday at the Klimhal

Maria Bops, Erin Bangs, Jeroen climbs the Dutch mountains:


Erin Bangs:

Maria Bops:…


Added by Johnny Jones on December 17, 2010 at 23:00 — 4 Comments

Wiwanni 2010 - My perspective

I'd never imagined train travel to be so bloody civilised but it was. Jenka and myself left Amsterdam Centraal bang on time at 20.30 accompanied by a bottle of wine, some snacks, a deck of cards and an abundance of enthusiasm we passed a few hours savouring the wine while Jenka gave me a beating with a card game I swear she made up as we…


Added by Daniel on September 15, 2010 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

Wiwanni 2010

After a night in a verry spooky hotel in Hockenheim named Gasthaus Talhaus (remember this name), we arieved in Ausserberg. Robert said he would like to bring the coolingbox with us. Glad we did not. After a view minutes we should had to think; we are cariing to much, but we strugled further and further. Although the heavy way up and the heavy walks to the climbingrocks it was a verry good organised event where I learned a lot. I enjoied the stay in the Wiwannihutte, the meals, the…


Added by Pieter on September 7, 2010 at 14:08 — No Comments

unfortunate landings..

A bit of an unfortunatue landing from a boulder problem at Sloterdijk: ankle twisted badly."Knack" the anckle said, and then it stayed under a funny angle until I pulled it straight again... Nothing broken though, it seems from the X-ray pictures, but the ligands are ruptured. Next week some plaster will be put on for 5 weeks. Five weeks no climbing, running or cycling....

I guess it's an opportunity to work an my hanging abilities...I'd better come up with some training…


Added by Paul on May 23, 2010 at 17:19 — 3 Comments

The sandstone pillars of Pfalz

The first time we went to Pfalz, it was just a quick stop-over on the way to the Vosges. We pulled into Bärenbrunnerhof late at night and crashed out, waking up to a farm nestled amongst sandstone crags. After accosting some more prepared people and photographing a page or two from a guidebook, we wandered up Klosterwand on Klosterfels - a nice multipitch overlooking the farmhouse. While a little more wanderery than we thought, and needing a little more gear to supplement the bolts than we… Continue

Added by Mark on April 14, 2010 at 21:32 — 1 Comment

Easter bunnies 2010

Once again, the Amber crowd hit the Belgium crags with high ambition.

The biggest climbing event (so far); twelve happy chappies in 3 cars headed south early friday morning with sun streaming through the windscreen.

I left with India, Sasha and Kieran a little later than the rest thanks to a very comfy bed and a minor detour through the center of Antwerp. We arrived at Durnal just after lunch to sunny skies and the rest of the gang… Continue

Added by Daniel on April 8, 2010 at 1:57 — 1 Comment

Training session april- july

Hai there,

To everyone that is interested in becomming a better climber we offer you our training session.

The new period is starting in week 15 from april 12th-16th till week 28, july 12-16.

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Added by Bart Verschuren on March 31, 2010 at 10:26 — No Comments

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