about us

Clean Climber started off in 2018 as I (Gerard van Laar, founder and chairman of Clean Climber) could no longer see the trash in the mountains where I climb. If taking care of mother earth will start somewhere, it must be right in nature where the damage can be seen so clearly. And if any community should start cleaning trash up, it's the community who loves nature so much, us climbers.


My two climbing friends Ico and Wouter were excited about the project and we worked together on the first cleaning events. We decided to start a foundation and work together to make a bigger impact. Ico Kloppenburg is the notary, he climbs, writes about climbing and dreams about climbing. Wouter Hurkmans is the treasurer and is very fond of all sorts of climbing, he has recently discovered the pleasures of highlining.


We have nothing to hide and are therefore opting for radical transparency. This means that our financial policy and policy plan can be found on this page. If you're interested in where we've spent money on and who donated to us, we can show you all of this in our office, as we are not allowed to publish this online. We gladly explain choices or expenses, always feel free to email us for questions.

Ico Kloppenburg (notary) - Gerard van Laar (chairman/founder) - Wouter Hurkmans (treasurer)

Clean Climber is a Dutch foundation, registered in April 2019, received since January 2020 the ANBI-status. For this ANBI-status, we have the duty to publish certain information on our website, which you can find below.


Name of the organisation: Stichting Clean Climber

Chamber of Commerce number (KvK in the Netherlands): 74462938

RSIN number: 859911196

Bank account holder: G.J. van Laar Clean Climber

Bank account number: NL15TRIO0379733234

BIC/Swift: KNABNL2H

Foundation address: Zaagmolenstraat 131B, 3036HH Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Clean Climber Foundation was granted to be a 1% For The Planet nonprofit member

1% For The Planet is an organization to which member companies donate 1% of their revenues. The donations are going towards nonprofit members who are working hard to save our home planet. After examination of our goals, the Clean Climber was granted the status of a nonprofit member of 1% For The Planet. This means that companies can support us through the network of 1% For The Planet.

You can find out more about us here on the official 1% website.

Clean Climber: a foundation with ANBI status

We are excited to announce that since January 6th 2020 the Clean Climber Foundation has received the ANBI status from the Dutch government. So what is that?

Organisations with the ANBI status serve a goal that is for the greater good. Organisations with this status need to fulfil certain requirements. For example the board needs to consist of at least 3 members and financial and year reports need to be publicly accessible. Everything you want to know about ANBI organisations can be found here.

For supporters of us, this means that you can have more insight in our plans and finances.

For donators, this means that gifts are tax deductible for Dutch citizens/companies and also for most European citizens/companies. See more information about that here (in Dutch).

For any questions regarding our ANBI status, please contact us.

Financial policy 4-11-2019.pdf
Clean Climber policy plan 26-12-2019.pdf
Annual report 2019 V1.pdf
Financial statement 2019.pdf

Contact: find us on Facebook or email us at hello@cleanclimber.com.