Just as Sendtember (the new and improved September including hard sends due to crisp temperatures) started we are preparing for the new year. The calendar for the first semester is now available. It's a google calendar so you can add it to your own calendar application!
Don't forget to pass by the infonights (24st of September and 1st of October) to register for the new year! You can speed up the process by already registering here on the website. All you have to do then at the infonight is pay up ;).
After the infonights we start with 2 climbing sundays at the Belgian crags. Come join us to get a feel of the rock and get psyched for the epic Freyr weekend that comes after!
Democracy has decided that Arco will be the location of our summer gathering. We will be staying at this camping site from the 18th until 26th of July. Don't hesitate to come along and fill in the registration document. Excited? We are! Some people like to call it the European version of Yosemite in the shadow of the Monte Brento.
This Friday we're throwing another Straffe Party at Luak!
We'll start serving cocktails and specialty beers at 10 PM in the clubhouse. Save the date, spread the word, come early and bring your friends to enjoy an exclusive live performance of the band Fishtail featuring our very own Linus.
Because everyone will be at the party on Friday, the clubhouse will be closed on Thursday!
The days are getting longer again, the climbing conditions start to look sweet and we enjoyed a great weekend bouldering in Fontainebleau. Do you still remember how it feels to touch limestone? How to belay the lead climber? How to clean a route? In case the answer on those questions would be ‘no’, we have good news for you! Next Thursday (19/03) there will be a knot- and ropeskill workshop at the clubhouse starting at 10 pm, where we will be explaining all the necessary stuff again. On Sunday (22/03) we’ve scheduled another initiation day at the rocks in Freyr.
Siebe Vanhee and Tim De Dobbeleer present an evening with footage (video and still) and tales of their journey through the Greenland fjords! You can watch the trailer here.
When and where?
This thursday, the 12th of March, AULA 04.05 in building ON1 at Gasthuisberg Campus KUL.
The doors open at 19h30. Presentation starts at 20h00.
LUAK will be serving (cheap) drinks!
Tickets are available at Kariboe, Climbing Gym Hungaria and LUAK. 4 euro in presale, 5 euro at the doors.
For years the LUAK had the lovely tradition of writing trip reports of epic ascents, party's, presentations... It is time to reignite that ritual!
To give you all some inspiration we retrieved the trip reports from the old website, including pictures, dating back to 1999! Click on stories in the navigation menu. Enjoy yourself and get lost in the tales from old LUAK times. You'll find an interview on Studio Brussels, a presentation with Kurt Albert, a day in Freyr with Dave MacCleod, countless Alpine ascents, trips to Thailand, Kenya and lots more...
From now on everybody who has a website account can read the reports, but only the active LUAK members can join the legacy and write their own history!
edit: and Bart kicks it off with a lovely article about our Freyr Karma day. Next one's here, on Saturday we went to the crux boulder comp. Keep an eye out on the stories page... Also the LUAKers that took El Chorro to sendsville promised a report ;)
While most of us are still suffering or recovering from their exams, others are free climbing Dawn Wall, searching for snow and ice in the Alps or for sunny rocks in El Chorro. Winter is definitely here and no escape is possible, but hold on!
From the 18th until 26th of July, LUAK is organising the annual and awesome zomertreffen/summermeeting. Everyone is invited to join us on this climbing trip, so check out the poll on our messageboard to discuss the location.
The again legendary X-mas party is behind us and most of us are enduring the lovely January exams. For those in need of a little tasty break: this Thursday we're serving pancakes at the LUAK!