About me

Welcome to my site!

My name is Anak. I am 27 years old, was born on July 15th, 1996, and live in Belgium. Anak means child in the Indonesian language (click here if you’d like to know the story behind my name).

I started climbing around my 4th birthday in the Verdon Gorge in France. Those first climbing memories were made thanks to my parents who are both climbers. One of the things I enjoyed most back then was putting on my little harness, making huge swings and hanging upside down.
Climbing gradually became more serious and when I was 11 years old, I climbed my first national youth competitions. In 2010 I started doing international youth competitions and 2 years later I joined the international adult’s circuit where I made good progress and finally reached the highest level.
Climbing outdoors has always been a big part of my life as well and I have kept pushing my limits on rock as the years went by.

Next to everything that has to do with my sport, there are lots of other things that I enjoy such as chatting with people or having deep conversations, being in nature, homemaking, thrifting, camping, taking photos, learning other languages, listening to podcasts and bible teaching, reading books and articles or being creative.

The most important thing in my life, however, is my faith in Jesus. I believe he is the son of God who died for my sins and rose from the dead so that I can have eternal life with God.
Getting to know the Creator better and learning how he has meant life to be, is a lifelong and exciting process that I like to invest time in.

Photo by John Janssens