Lecture, book and movie: Boekpresentatie en lezing PCT

March 03, 2019

Op 17 maart 2019 wordt in samenwerking met de Centrale Bibliotheek den Haag en de Koninklijke Nederlandse Klim en Bergsportvereniging NKBV, een bijzondere lezing georganiseerd. Deze middag staat in het teken van de Pacific Crest Trail. Wij laten een mooie film over deze tocht zien en tevens zullen we ons boek ‘Een half jaar met drie onderbroeken’ presenteren en signeren.

Aansluitend is er een workshop over ultralichtgewicht langeafstand wandelen.

 

Tijd:          14:00 – 16:00 Film en lezing over de Pacific Crest Trail, boekbespreking en signeersessie.

                  16:00 - 17:00 Workshop over lichtgewicht hiken en langeafstand wandelen.

Locatie:   Centrale bibliotheek Den Haag, Spui 68, Den Haag (Studio B)

Entree:    Gratis

Maximaal 150 deelnemers

Voor de workshop is ruimte voor max. 20 deelnemers. Inschrijven gewenst

​Out Now! Our FIRST book, in Dutch!

February 25, 2019

​​“Een schitterend, indrukwekkend verhaal. Een prachtig boek om te lezen voor mensen die van uitdagingen houden. "De ultieme uitdaging" had ook een mooie titel voor dit boek kunnen zijn.”

J. Ridderhof

De Pacific Crest Trail  (PCT) is 4600 kilometer aan één stuk wandelen waarbij je zes maanden lang in een klein ultralicht tentje slaapt. Dat is nogal wat. Hoe begin je daar aan? Wat doet het met je? Hoe is het om te leven alsof je in een cocon zit; afgesloten van de buitenwereld met alleen jezelf en de natuur? Zoals de pure verwondering die je meemaakt tijdens de superheldere nachten waarbij je constant het melkwegstelsel ziet. De prachtige gekleurde vogels en bloemen. Of de ontmoetingen met slangen en beren. Je maakt het van dichtbij mee. Pijn, uitputting, verdriet, depressie en jezelf weer terugvinden zijn ook onderdeel van deze tocht. Het is dan ook niet gek dat jaarlijks slechts 20% van de deelnemers het volbrengt.

Dit is ons verhaal van onze belevenissen op de Pacific Crest Trail. 4600 km wandelen dwars door de wildernis van Amerika. Van Mexico naar Canada.

Het is een verhaal vol passie, avontuur, liefde, hoop, humor, angst, uitputting, pijn, verdriet, euforie, verwondering en inspiratie.

De hoofdstukken wisselen qua perspectief. Het ene verhaal wordt door de ogen van André beleefd. Het volgende door die van Lian. Het levert een boeiend verhaal op van twee verschillende mensen die samen de meest prachtige avonturen beleven.

“Diep respect. Ik werd hier volledig ontroerd en stil van. Een grote achtbaan van avonturen en emoties.” A.Tak

“De pure kracht van doorzetten en overwinnen. Een en al inspiratie. Wat een karakters.” C. Embrechts

Eerste editie

ISBN / EAN 9789463455602: Leesboek

ISBN / EAN 9789463455619: Speciale uitgave in kleur met veel foto's en gekleurde kaarten

Our NKBV lecture was an overwhelming succes!

January 20, 2019

Recently we were invited by the NKBV (Royal Dutch Mountaineering Society), to be speakers at their annual member’s day. Which was yesterday. And it was an overwhelming success.

We gave a lecture about ultra-lightweight hiking with as main theme the Pacific Crest Trail. The room they arranged could only hold 120 people. But there were so many people that wanted to be at our lecture, that the room was quickly filled with 200 people. They were sitting on the floor and on tables. A lot of them were standing. For safety reasons the organization had to close the door. But outside were still 200+ people who wanted to get in. Some even came from other countries.

The lecture went great and we received many nice words from people who got inspired. Which made us very happy.

So, thanks to all that attended and for your good questions. We hope the information we gave will help you on your next journey!

For all who unfortunately had to miss it. The NKBV asked us to give the lecture again in march. We don’t know the date and location yet.  

Our FIRST book, in Dutch, will be released very soon!

January 18, 2019

You can pre-order it now!

“Een schitterend, indrukwekkend verhaal. Een prachtig boek om te lezen voor mensen die van uitdagingen houden. "De ultieme uitdaging" had ook een mooie titel voor dit boek kunnen zijn.”

J. Ridderhof

Dit is ons verhaal van onze belevenissen op de Pacific Crest Trail. 4600 km wandelen dwars door de wildernis van Amerika. Van Mexico naar Canada.

Het is een verhaal vol passie, avontuur, liefde, hoop, humor, angst, uitputting, pijn, verdriet, euforie, verwondering en inspiratie.

De hoofdstukken wisselen qua perspectief. Het ene verhaal wordt door de ogen van André beleefd. Het volgende door die van Lian. Het levert een boeiend verhaal op van twee verschillende mensen die samen de meest prachtige avonturen beleven.

“Diep respect. Ik werd hier volledig ontroerd en stil van. Een grote achtbaan van avonturen en emoties.” A.Tak

“De pure kracht van doorzetten en overwinnen. Een en al inspiratie. Wat een karakters.” C. Embrechts

Our new hiking movie: Corsica GR20, the toughest trail in Europe

December 31, 2017

We finished our new hiking movie: Corsica GR20, the toughest trail in Europe. We have been showing it on the big screens in Belgium and the Netherlands and got really great reviews. Now you can enjoy it too on our YouTube channel. Enjoy it and please leave a comment if you liked it.

Corsica GR20, the toughest trail in Europe

November 04, 2017

We are really busy producing our new hiking video: Corsica GR20, the toughest trail in Europe. We expect it to be finished around Christmas time.

Serie 01 Cooking with CookieMonster just completed

October 30, 2017

All 16 episodes in serie 01 from Cooking with CookieMonster have now been uploaded. Try out her outdoor recipes!

Cooking with CookieMonster video series is now online!

July 30, 2017

Lian (CookieMonster) has been working hard. She created a great funny video series on how to make and cook great nutrios lightweight backpacking meals for the backcountry. Every saturday a new episode will be released. She just uploaded 3, to get you started. Check them out!

Bhutan: the Jomolhari trek

June 25, 2017

Bhutan, an awesome place to hike. And that's what we did. Check out our latest movie: The Jomolhari trek.

This 8 days hike in the Himalaya is one of the best hikes we have ever done. It is part of the famous Snowman trek. Absolutely gorgeous. The first 3,5 minutes is about the temples etc. around the starting point (the guides will take you there). After that it's all about hiking really big mountains, high altitude, culture, a meeting with the prime minister and the Prince of Bhutan, beautiful nature and a lot of fun on the trail. Oh, and did we mention AWESOME views :-)

Celebrating 25 years of adventure!

May 21, 2017

Lian (CookieMonster) and Andre (Morningstar) just celebrated their 20 years of marriage and 25 years of adventure together. Of course, the invitation for the happening had to be a bit different :-)

Here is the video trailer / invitation.

New: Lightweight gear section.

April 16, 2017

We get a lot of questions about camping and hiking.

So we decided to create a blog section where you can find lot's of usefull  info, tips, tricks & best practises on hiking, camping, gear, gadgets and all kinds of other stuff.

If you have a question, let us know! We might write a blog about it :-)

Colorado Trail section added to the site

February 21, 2017

For all the hikers that like to know more about the Colorado Trail

We added a whole new section about it on our site. Check it out. You can see our video, find links to great resources (preperation, apps...) and can see and download beatifull photo's.

Our movie "It's only a mountain when you're down below' is now online!

December 27, 2016

Our Colorado trail movie: "It's only a mountain when you're down below" is now online.
It's an adventure, nature, history, hiking movie which shows you day by day the awesomeness of the trail and the fun we had while hiking it. Enjoy!

Colorado Trail movie trailer released

October 09, 2016

We are working hard on our new movie: "I't only a mountain when you're down below". About our 800km long hike on the Colorado Trail that we did in 5 weeks. It's going to be EPIC :-)
Check out our trailer.

Bear info added

July 16, 2016

We got several questions on how to deal with bears.

So especially for you we decided to create a whole section on our website about bears, bear encounters, how to camp in the middle of them, what to do if they attack you etc. Plus some great photos of our own personal bear encounters. These include black, grizzly and polar bears. If you still have any questions, dont hesitate to contact us!

Thru hike lecture

April 28, 2016

We just gave a lecture in the Netherlands about long distance Thru Hiking and showed our Pacific Crest Trail movie. There was a big audience and we got a standing ovation when it was finished. Which made us really happy. If you would like to see the movie, click on the button below.

Pacific Crest trail Impressions video series

April 23, 2016

To help you prepare for the Pacific Crest Trail, we created a 29 episode video series.

This series is a great resource on the PCT. For research on sections and getting a general idea of the area and terrain. But also if you are curious to see what the hikers see.

2 times a week a new episode will be released on wednesday and friday. The entire trail will be reveiled during the spring and summer of 2016. So stay tuned!

Bear photos added

March 28, 2016

Black, Polar & Grizzly bears. We just uploaded some great photos of our personal bear encounters in the European Arctic (Svalbard, Spitsbergen), the United States (Alaska, Montana, California) and Canada (Banff, Jasper). You can find them via the Photo and Bear menus.

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