Notre équipe | Maniak Charleroi

Our Team

Behind the desk


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Noémie

If you come to climb on Tuesday or Saturday, you may well come across our graphic designer, Noémie. Often behind her computer, she shows creativity for all our designs. Passionate about hiking, she will give you all the good tips for a stay in the mountains!

 

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Martin

You will meet Martin at the reception on weekday evenings or during Bloulders & Tricks classes on Tuesdays. He has been climbing for a long time and will talk to you about it with passion. He is a great dreamer who will be happy to chat with you after your sessions. 

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Damien 

In charge of our climbing school and level 3 climbing instructor at the Belgian Alpine Club (CAB), Damien is always there to make you smile. Moreover, thanks to him, it's impossible for a child who experiences climbing not to become a fan.

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Aliena

                    
                      Vous la connaissiez derrière le bar en tant qu'étudiante, Aliena a finalement rejoint l'équipe pour de bon ! Elle est chargée des Ressources Humaines et vous accueillera à la salle de Charleroi avec son grand sourire habituel!
                    
                  
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Mathieu

Mathieu needs no introduction. Also lead setter in Nivelles, he will make you suffer with his boulder problems at Maniak Charleroi! He gives the class of Boulders & Tricks and works at the reception on Friday evening. Climbing is what he does, so don't hesitate to ask him your questions! 

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Manu

Lead setter in Maniak Charleroi, his experience, technique and finesse as routesetter have earned him a good reputation throughout Belgium. Mathieu and Manu are the perfect match.

                 

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Martin    

Founder of Maniak, Martin embodiesthe climber's calmness. His specialty? Route climbing! In pairs with Nico, he is keen to share his passion with you through this crazy project launched in 2016. 

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Nicolas

Also founder of Maniak, Nico  leads the project with real passion. His specialty? Boulder! He is powerful and tireless. Nico and Martin form together an explosive cocktail.

Our Boulder Setters

On their ladder, screwing on holds


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Mathieu

Lead routesetter in Nivelles, Mathieu will make you smile and suffer through with his routes and boulder problems. You'll run into him, tools in hand, both in Nivelles and Charleroi.



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Manu

Lead setter in Maniak Charleroi, his experience, technique and finesse as routesetter have earned him a good reputation throughout Belgium. Mathieu and Manu are the perfect match.
 

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Martin & Nico

You will also find beautiful boulder problems set up by our founders. Nico guarantees you strong problems and Martin will make you sweat with more technical ones. 

Our Students

Behind the desk, heads in syllabi


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Justine

Fascinated by animals, she wants to make a career out of it. Alongside her studies Justine has developed a passion for climbing. You will meet her at the reception desk or climbing with her twin sister. Be careful not to confuse them...  

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Arthur

Arthur has been climbing for a while, but he is also a rugby player. Behind the bar, he is our quiet strength. Always ready to lend a hand, he will be good at giving you good advice to help you succeed on the boulder problems.

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Fleur

Vous l'avez certainement aperçue cet été. Elle s'occupait de vos petits grimpeurs en devenir lors des stages à Maniak Charleroi et à Nivelles. Fleur préfère la voie, mais elle est tout aussi impressionnante en bloc. Vous ne la verrez qu'en été, car elle étudie en Angleterre pendant l'année.

Our Instructors

To Initiate You or Make You Progress 


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Manu

Manu doesn't simply set boulders in Charleroi. He also trains your little monkeys to become pro climbers in no time at all! 

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Martin

When he is not at the reception desk, Martin teaches the precepts of bouldering to your children during the year-round classes.

Our project holders

Those who believed in our project


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Didier Leser

Manager and founder of Cesam Nature, Didier is also a level 3 instructor in both climbing and canyoning. Passionate since his earliest childhood, he is well known in the climbing world. 

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Dimitri Ballériaux

Lover of outdoor sports, Dim goes from skiing to hiking to wakeboarding. And to tell you the truth, he is mainly a kitesurfer. A passion he shares with his son Louis, whom you will also find behind the bar. 

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Bernard Lefebvre

Level 3 instructor, Bart is a wellknown name as routesetter. His best performance on cliffs is a 8b. He is also an outdoor lover, which includes speleology. Ps: enjoy our saunas, these are his creations.

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Maxime Simon

Alias Max Montagne, a Walloon artist, he plays on the biggest stages such as the Ancienne Belgique, the Francofolies, the Ardentes or the Ronquières festival. His participation in The Voice makes him a well-known face on television. You can sometimes find him live for a concert on Monday evenings. 

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Thierry Van Rossum

It is thanks to his support that Maniak was able to make his second baby in Charleroi. His ideas brought this new project to fruition. Authentic, courageous and enthusiastic, he is an example for us. Thierry remains in our hearts. 

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Arnaud Houet

Partner and founder of the law firm Prioux Culot, Arnaud is the quiet force behind the project. He's our administrator, he is the one who makes the tough decisions. Now a fan of climbing, you'll have the opportunity to see him in boulders. 

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Nicolas et Martin 

These two need no introduction. The idea of Maniak was born in 2016 after the almost successful (or not) ascent of Nose in Yosemite. Well surrounded and supported, they quickly moved the project forward until its completion at the end of 2018. 

In tribute to Thierry

Thierry joined the aventure Maniak Charleroi in 2019. Lover of the mountains and alpinism, he wanted to support and help develop a project that made sense to him. Gone far too soon, Thierry left his mark on Maniak's history forever.

We still had so much to do together and it is by thinking of him daily that we carry on with the project.