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Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is at Rätikon.
1 month ago
We help each other up.☝️
Not only literally up the mountain. ⛰️
Some people will say they need to be challenged. That they need to be stimulated in a harsh way. What if we don't kick our asses? 🤔
It's what I used to do. More and more I learn, feel, experience though, that it's the trust, the confidence, the positive perspective, that helps me up.🙌
More and more I learn to trust on this process, and not to be scared of staying on the couch for the rest of my life. 🐷
The confirmation of other people is helpful, yes. But above all being more compassionate with myself, is what makes the difference. 💫It's what grows my resilience. It's what brings out the best in me. 🌾Not the critical voices from other people or my own mind.
Nevertheless, a week like this with a group like this, is an absolute joy. The confirmation helps. The gratitude, the trust, the mindset of these wonderful people, is what made me climb higher and give my very best. It made us spiraling up together.☀️
Think about this, next time you feel the urge to express some critical thoughts :-) Is it going to be helpful?🔥
Rätikon, Switzerland, for @bergwandelen
A week of 🏔️ guiding and cooking 👩🍳 in and around the beautiful @berglodge_ascharina
#bergwandelgids #bergwandelen #bergavonturen #guiademediamontaña #guiademontaña #trekking #internationalmountainleader #swissalps #ratikon #graubunden #switzerland #mountainlessons @_nkbv @theworldofwalking @myswitzerlandnl ... See MoreSee Less
Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is at Parc national des Ecrins.
2 months ago
ZOOM IN TO ZOOM OUT
I see eleven strong, interesting people around me, busy with magnifying glasses.🧐
We are on a yoga trekking in the Ecrins, French Alps.
They search for beautiful forms on rock and soil. 🤩 Glittering eyes: the 'dead' piece of rock appears to be alive. Another world comes to life, and changing perspective is all you need to discover it.
🦎It makes you realize how much life there is around us, because no matter what small part you zoom in, a bigger world appears to be hidden everywhere. 🦠 By looking at it with attention, and sometimes by learning to understand what you see, it comes to life.
It's what I experience when I observe snow crystals in winter.❄️
We continue our hike, mesmerizing. Actually it is exactly like yoga and meditation, I realize.🧘♀️
Zooming in on how we feel, the body, helps to zoom out.
It puts things into perspective and helps to separate ourselves from what seemed very important, but may not be worth our worries, attention and energy at all.
🏔️And it's exactly what the mountains do. Being small and insignificant between the immense and the rugged, helps us realize what really matters in our lives.
Then everything suddenly turns out to be very simple.💫
Whether it's by zooming in or by zooming out, by observing the detail or the immense grandeur, it's about breaking through the frame in which we got stuck. Changing perspective and shifting focus.🌍
It just depends on which glasses you decide to wear.🌱
📸of the YOGA TREKKING in the French Alps in september.
Organized by Anne van Galen, WWW.OVERDEBERGEN.NL.
Many thanks to the wonderful group, Anne and @iederedagontspannen for making this week a great success.
#trekking #huttentocht #guiademediamontaña #guiademontaña #internationalmountainleader #bergwandelgids #bergwandelen #bergavonturen #yogatrekking #ecrins #NatureInterpretation #guiainterprete #interpretaciondelanaturaleza #mountainlessons #frenchalps @_nkbv ... See MoreSee Less
The best has yet to come! 🥳 And therefore we're looking for some wanderers that'd like to explorer their mind and body.✨
🍂Season is not over yet, fall is just arriving. Perfect time for some reflection and introspection after a buzzing summer time. In the midst of autumn colours.
🌞18-25th of September YOGATREKKING in Ecrins, French Alpes. www.overdebergen.nl for information and subscription - - > two spots left!
🤸♀️15-19th of October YOGA TREK CLIMB in Spanish Pyrenees.
A 5-day program full with hiking, yoga, rock climbing, wildlife observation and delicious food.
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% discount until the 30th of September!
LINK IN BIO for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is at Parque natural Posets-Maladeta.
3 months ago
Another beautiful week passed by!
Seven days of trekking through Parque natural de Posets-Maladeta. Looping the Posets and - almost - looping the Aneto. 🏔️
Almost, because it seems we still can't control the weather nor physical abilities.
Part of the game! 🌞
A game that brings a - different - challenge to everyone who decides to play.
For some it'll the physical part 💪
For some it'll be the challenge of not feeling too responsible 💫
For some it'll be letting go of what is not in our hands to control🤲
For others it'll be slowing down. 🤫
And for all of us, beautiful mountains 🙏
And now, rumbo a Francia! 🏔️👩🍳🧘♀️ ... See MoreSee Less
Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is in Pirineo Aragonés.
3 months ago
#posetsmaladeta #picoposets #pirineoaragones #bergwandelgids #bergwandelen #geologicalwonders #pyreneeën #pyrenees #internationalmountainleader #guiademediamontaña #guiademontaña #trekking #huttentocht ... See MoreSee Less
Through the eyes of a 5-year-old the world looks different. ⛰️
This august I had some great weeks in Valle de Benasque. Not only with the yogis I wrote about before, I also got the opportunity to crawl into the skin of a 5-year-old.🦸♀️
And in that of his 16-year-old brother. And in that of a number of other young participants.😎
And in those of people who could have been their grandfathers and grandmothers, living their first ever mountain experience.👩🦳
All these different people have different wishes and needs.🌟
The challenge of putting myself in the shoes of all those different people is a great gift. It gives many new perspectives.🕵️♀️
Hiking and kids might not seem to be the greatest combination. But as long as they don't have a chance to get bored... 🤸♀️
We drew our own map and explored with binoculars.🦅 We investigated the world through magnifying glasses and followed the paths of the wild boars.🐗 And all this formed part of the great search for the one and only Bear Grizzy.🐻
Meanwhile, seeds have been planted for mountain bivouacs, hut to hut trekkings and other great adventures that illuminate the eyes of a 16-year-old.🤩
Big, bright, shining eyes, opened a tiny bit wider.
It lights fire in me 🔥🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is at Posets-Maladeta Natural Park.
4 months ago
2 spots left for the Posets-Maladeta trekking in september!
4-11 september 2021
With a group of like-minded people, 7 days into the mountains. We'll sleep in mountain huts, so you won't carry a too heavy backpack (about 8 kilos max). We'll discover the most beautiful corners of parque natural Posets-Maladeta.
Wanna join? Let me know as soon as possible, better today than tomorrow, I'll make hut reservations soon!
#huttentocht #trekkingspain #guiademediamontaña #uimla #bergwandelgids #berggids @_nkbv @discoverspain #spaansepyreneeën #internationalmountainleader ... See MoreSee Less
Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is at Aneto 3404m.
4 months ago
Macizo de la Maladeta 🏞️
Grateful for the trust I get to guide people up their first mountains. Grateful that they share with me the insights gained from conquering so many other mountains in their lives.
Ah, and instagram doesn't let me change the location 😅
#posetsmaladeta #internationalmountainleader #guiademediamontaña #uimla #bergwandelgids #berggids #nkbv @nkbv
#aneto #maladeta #llanosdehospital #valledebenasque ... See MoreSee Less
Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is in Utrecht, Netherlands.
4 months ago
Must be a true pioneer.
What would've someone been up to, coming up with this name for his business?
Let's stretch our brain.
Any creative out-of-the-box suggestions? 😁🤖 ... See MoreSee Less
Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is at Grunn.
5 months ago
Ufff, that was intense.🔥
About nine months had past, almost without leaving Pallars. And some more time since I had been in the flatlands. 🦠
I am a sensitive person.💫 And apparently, if you're getting used to an area with very little people and noise, but lots of nature and space, the threshold for external stimuli is lowering. 🙉
The first days in the Netherlands I felt kind of trapped. There was no way out. I was searching for silence and stillness.🦋 But I didn't find it. Roads, cars, people everywhere. No place without the melody of humanity. 🌇
Slowly I am getting used to it though. Even enjoying nightly bike rides through the vibrant summer city. Runs on asphalt. Artificial landscapes. 🤖
But getting used to, isn't enough. Only a few weeks left until I'll be back in my very happy place. 🌏
Next stop: Dolomites. ⛰️🤗 ... See MoreSee Less
Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is in Flatlands.
5 months ago
Life under sea part III ... See MoreSee Less
Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader is at Montsent de Pallars.
6 months ago
Are we true Pallareses now?
#bergwandelgids #internationalmountainleader #uimla #berggids #mountainguide #femalemountainguides #aquiquedanieve #iswinteralreadyhere #howmanydaystillwinter #springinthemountains #montsentdepallars #vallfosca #capdella #pallarsjussaturisme #pallarsjussa #pallarssobira #catalanpyrenees #visitpirineus ... See MoreSee Less