I started to appreciate French Flanders some time ago. Historically part of the prosperous County of Flanders in medieval times, scene of some of the bloodiest battles in World War […]
Pushing your body to its limit, why would someone do that? Five runners face the biggest challenge in the Benelux: finish four ‘ultra-trail’ races within a time frame of 10 months. To do this they have to cover a total of 730 kilometers with more than 15,000 altimeters (almost twice the altitude of Mount Everest). Who of the runners will overcome the distance, the circumstances and themselves?
“You better finish this time, we are not coming back to Grenoble next year.” I think about Sofie’s words. That was yesterday afternoon. A couple of minutes ago, the somewhat […]
Alone and not alone. I smell wood fires and hear dogs barking fiercely in the distance while navigating the steep slopes deeper into the valley. No light, except for my […]
When I was a young boy, I wanted to become a legend. Growing up, I realized that becoming legendary requires hard work, some recognised talent and possibly dying young. By the […]
I interrupt the endless scramble to catch my breath. Standing on the a narrow ledge, I grasp the rock face with both hands and gaze down in the mist below. Nobody’s […]
Late November. High above Romania on my way to Bangkok, wielding a glass of delicious red wine, I contemplate about TRTC season number three. And all the things to look […]