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Table Mountain Clean Up 2015
Many of us spend a lot of time on our great Table Mountain, now is your opportunity to get involved and give something back to the mountain we love, it’s time for Table Mountain Clean-up 2015!
I stopped in at the Lakeside fire station, where an exhausted yet upbeat crew related how they had been operating the only urban area fire engine, responding to a number of fires during the night…
A new route in Du Toit’s Kloof – Righteous Condemnation
We couldn’t believe that we were stuck in a traffic jam in Cape Town while we were headed out to Du Toit’s Kloof on a climbing mission.
Alex Bester opens the Hardest trad line in the Magaliesberg
Congratulations to Alex Bester for opening his project in Mhlabatini.
The second Rumble will be held on the 26th March. This year we will once again have 6 Rumbles – that means one awesome competition to look forward to every 2 months.
2015 National Bouldering Series Championships
On behalf of the SANCF, Western Cape Climbing welcomes all other provinces to the annual SANCF National Bouldering Series Championships.
Cape Fire Ecologically good According to Expert
4 Mar 2015: South Africa | 1 Comment
Christo Marais from Natural Resource Management gives us an overview of the fire damage to fauna and flora.
Drone Footage of Cape Fire Damage
Drone footage of some of the affected areas after the fire had gone through.
Fire In Table Mountain National Park Still Raging
At least 198 flying hours have been logged resulting in 2000 water drops, equivalent to about 2 million liters of water. The flying hour cost is currently estimated at R2.4 million.
The Swoop Project by Alex Johnson
Alex Johnson on finding, cleaning, and climbing a new first ascent in Red Rock.
Rope over Rope Friction Demonstration
3 Mar 2015: South Africa | 2 Comments
Demonstration on how much heat is generated by rope over rope friction
Mountain On Fire
The fire, which started early on Sunday in Muizenberg, above Boyes Drive, had by yesterday spread across a large area of Table Mountain National Park in the middle of the city.
Mountain Rescue Episode 1 & 2
With the help of AMS (Air Mercy Services), Metro rescue, Cape Town Mountain Rescue, ER24, Netcare 911, Fire brigade and a number of fellow hikers, the rescue was a true team effort.
Cape Town Fire update
SanParks spokesperson Merle Collins says the fire is still burning fiercely but there teams on the ground and in the air for the rescue operations.
Cape Town Fire spreads to Chapmans Peak Toll Gate
A fire that broke out in Muizenberg was heading to the Chapman’s Peak toll gate on Monday, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said.
Cape Mountain Fire, Muizenberg Time-lapse
Time-Lapse of the Cape Mountain Fire above Muizenberg – approximately 2 hours long.