who are you?

My name is Lotte Meijer, I am a design researcher by day, a gym climber by night, and a rock climber on weekends and vacations. Currently based in Amsterdam, I lived in the US for a couple of years, which explains references to Yosemite and trad climbing.

Why did you make a cookbook for climbers?

Because I like to cook and I like to climb.

but why climbers? what about OTHER people? isn't your audience just tiny with just climbers or boulderers?

Yes that is true. But since I'm not going to be rich and famous by making this, I might as well do exactly what. And now I can add climbing anecdotes, draw a nut tools, and include pictures of famous rock faces if I want.

why illustrations and not photographs?

Because I think it's significantly more fun to draw zucchini or cinnamon rolls than to photograph my food.

Cups or grams? Celcius or Fahrenheit?

Both! All recipes have both Metric and US measurements.
And for the Dutch it has translations for non-common words such as 'oats' or 'butter milk'

what do I get?

A pretty book for yourself, or a great present for others!

The Joy of Cooking for Climbers is printed on high quality laminated card stock which can take a trip in a backpack, or a bit of rain or cooking splatters. It includes:
+ a set of illustrated recipes for breakfast, snacks, dinner and desserts
+ a double pager of additional short recipes from my friends
+ recommendations for places to eat out in popular climbing areas in Europe and the US+Squamish+Portrero contributed by SuperTopo and MountainProject members
+ a  3mm accessory cord with a handmade figure 8 knot

I have a great recipe you should include, OR I know a NICE place to eat near MY FAVORITE climbing area

Please send it to me, and I'll add it to the site. When you send it, please include the reason why this is the best place to eat in the area, or a dish you particularly like

I want more recipes

Follow the @cooking.for.climbers instagram for a growing collection

Can i get a discount?

If you order more than 5 copies you can. Email me for details

How can I contact you?

You can email me at, or fill out this form:


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Hoogtelijn, June issue

An interview with Lotte about the cookbook in the NKBV Magazine "Hoogtelijn"

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Salt Magazine, Summer 2017

Cooking for Climbers is mentioned in the Campvibes products.