Belgian tops in Spitzbergen
August 4 2006
In the far Spitzbergen, Frank Mattens and Peter Meert just stayed more than 3 weeks in total autonomy. The two highest local peaks were at the program: the Newtontoppen (1717 m) and the Perriertoppen (1717 m).
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The days couldn't be worse. It's in the middle of the school exams that the first youth competition were planned this year. Pulled by Anak Verhoeven, a strong Belgian delegation did the trip to Imst this weekend were the first lead EYC took place.
There are rarely news on high level climbing in Freyr as there are very few hard sends. The mythical Belgian crag is a place filled with high level routes technically very demanding. Last Friday, Sébastien Berthe managed to send Le Clou, 8c in the Al’legn