Living in the Netherlands, the mountains always have had a majestic attraction. As soon as I felt the gradient and saw the views when I did my first climb, I knew this was going to be something I would be doing the rest of my life and I needed a new and bigger challenge. This is how I started looking for the climbs above 2.000 meters.
There’s something special about them, the altitude, the oxygen and the complete solitude and different landscapes you get sometimes. This is truly unique about Deux Mille cols. For me, climbing the greatest cols, brings me back to my true self. Just me and the mountain, nothing but nature and human performance. Putting my body to work, and getting into the flow with all the scenery as a big reward for the effort. Leaving busy society behind and truly come to peace. It fully charges my mental battery.
When I look at all the beautiful places it has taken me, I am truly thankful and know I will be climbing the Deux Mille cols for the rest of my life. There is nothing more beautiful than riding in the fantastic scenery of the Dolomites or Swiss Alps. I have set a 100 unique Deux Mille cols life goal, to make sure I keep exploring new area’s.
– Dirk Tenten