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South African Alpinism Wrap Up – 2013 / 2014 – Part 2
June brought more Alpine climbing for me (my boss starts making sarcastic comments about sacking me now!).
Celestial Journey, 36 years on!!
In September 1978 an 18 year old Dave Davies and a tough, somewhat older Yorkshireman, Robin Barley opened Celestial Journey (grade 22) at Wolfberg in the Cederberg Wilderness.
Black Diamond technical apparel available now in South Africa + Giveaway
“Black Diamond’s apparel should be considered ‘gear’, just like backpacks, carabiners, ice axes and trekking poles. Athletes put as much trust in the clothing they wear as the equipment that enables them to find their limits and test their limits in their chosen discipline.”
SkyRun 2014 Report
Iain Don-Wauchope has won the 2014 Salomon Skyrun powered by Powertraveller in a new course record of 12:08.
Masquerade – A New Route in Du Toits Kloof
It is not a 5 star Krakadouw or Tafelberg route but it is certainly worth 4 stars in the context of the Du Toits’ Kloof area. It is easily done in a day from Cape Town.
Triwaters challenge to adventurers and weekend warriors
We play in it. We drink it. We need it more than anything else to survive.
Garvin’s Big 40th Charity Climb
The Eastern Cape is one of the poorest provinces in South Africa and badly resourced. Chronic under funding and lack of maintenance has left many hospitals without the proper equipment and instruments which are needed to provide adequate and appropriate healthcare.
Jimmy Webb Defies Gravity
On Thursday November 20th, Jimmy Webb and friends (Nalle, Dave, Beau) headed to Thunder Ridge in the South Platte to try Daniel Woods’ Defying Gravity V15.
Volstruiskloof Extreme Kloofing Canyoning
Our latest Kloofing / Canyoning trip. One of the best ones I have been on. Multiple 60m abseils… sleeping in overhanging caves… beautiful scenery… whats not to love:)
Paul Robinson – Komodo (V14, 8B+)
With snow on the ground and the end of the season rapidly approaching, Paul Robinson makes one last trip back to Wyoming in an attempt to put his newest V14 in the books.
New Routing in Zimbabwe
Derrick Starling and friends have been busy putting up new routes at the Bulldog crag, shumba Shaba, Matopos Zimbabwe.
Southern Rock Mega Rumble Comp
Southern Rock’s end of series mega rumble…a big thanks to Frikkie, Dyl, and Gabe for helping me set an awesome comp.
The Dangers of Getting Stoked
With Summer on its way and days getting longer many of you may be counting your cams, organising them into precise order and then doing it again whilst going over route guides getting ready for new routes and projects.
Hout Bay AMS Ops
If things go wrong while you’re out in the mountain and red helicopter arrives… you can expect (hope) it goes something like this.
Just Jumping / Rocklands 2014
No titles, no numbers, just jumps. 10 minutes cannot do justice to the hundreds of hours we spent in Africa, but it is what it is.
Skyrun Trail Running Training Camp
Short video of a trail running training camp, preparing runners for the Salomon Skyrun, which is run in the Witteberg Mountains in South Africa.
So you think you’re strong and flexible!? It would be interesting to see how this guy would do climbing!?