Bas van Fraassen: personal interests


rock climbing and images

Rock climbing is my passion!
Click here for some rock and climbing pictures, and a list of some of my favorite climbs.

You can also take a look at my main climbing partner Ric Otte's impressive climbing page, though that belongs to another order of magnitude in mountaineering, and a list of some philosophers who climb

I was also quite passionate about trapeze for more than ten years, (flying with the greatest of ease, etc -- not all of that applies in my case ...), after starting with the Trapeze Club of New Palz NY, and especially when I had the chance to take lessons at the circus schools in Oakland and San Francisco. But since 2012 I have pretty well let it go, in favor of gym climbing, to augment the rock experience.


Leaving Roncesvalles
Just in the last year (2014/2015) I have become more devotedly interested in hiking. On the rock and climbing pictures page there is a photo of a backpacking trip in Colorado in 2014, and in the spring of 2015 I walked 800 km on the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago

local fauna

I find cats enormously intriguing, since I grew up with one (my childhood companion Pintje) though I don't now have any of my own. But now some dogs, Zoe and Charley & Leo, have entered my life.

(PS: Zoe's full registered name, reflecting her multi-national and multi-cultural environment, is Zoe Grietje Peschard van Fraassen.) Most recent news: Zoe now has a playmate, puppy Emma (full name: Emma Tietje).

Here are Zoe and Emma at play:

A History of Cats in My Family

This The Cat Page
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