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International Mountain Day 2013
Come celebrate International Mountain Day with the Mountain Club of South Africa!
Report: Waterworld Base Rebuild 2013
The Waterworld base rebuild took place on the Saturday the 7th of December 2013. We laid down 30 sandbags to access more crags in Bad Kloof.
Steve Bradshaw Jnr sends Aitzol (34/8c)
I succeeded on Aitzol after about 2 weeks of effort, maybe 14 tries. Due to delays from snow and icy winds, the send came down to wire on the last day of the trip.
Fallen Iris – unplugged
Now, this is not some egocentric plug for our route. On the contrary it is essentially the opposite. Let me explain.
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve – Watsonia Road closure
The entrance into the Reserve in Watsonia Road has been permanently closed.
Moab Birds of Prey – wingsuit flyby
Planned Wingsuit flyby of BASE jumper off new wingsuit exit point in Castle Valley Utah.
Bad belaying techniques explained
10 Dec 2013: South Africa | 1 Comment
In climbing and mountaineering, proper use of belay devices is the cornerstone of the belay chain.
Nepali airlines added to EU ban list
After a series of fatal air crashes in Nepal, the European Commission announced last week that all Nepali airlines would be added to its list of banned operators.
Alard Hufner say’s ‘Thank You’
Alard Hufner says 'thank you' for the donations.
South Africa Via Ferrata Drakensberg
8 Dec 2013: South Africa | 1 Comment
Video footage of the Via Ferrata in the Drakensberg
Nelson Mandela dies, aged 95
Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies
5 Dec 2013: South Africa | 3 Comments
Nothing gory in this video, but interesting to see what happens when a BASE jump goes wrong.
Climber Goes a Bit Mental in Portaledge Isolation | The Whistler, the Wizard & the Raccoon
Spending DAYS on end, alone, hanging on a wall will do weird things to a man. Especially ones named Merlin. Young Merlin shows his guns when he gets into trouble on his first big wall ever.