April 21, 2011
Paul + the Pole
'Minus 20, clear and wind-still: that's no punishment'
Trekking and long-distance skiing, preferably in Lapland, is Paul Römkens's idea of fun. The researcher at the ESG's Soil Centre leads groups for the Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Society on trips categorized as 'exotic walking tours'. 'My annual retreat', he calls it. 'You get away from it all, and there are very few musts.' The photo is a joke. Although... the Hoge Veluwe Park was a lot like Lapland last winter.