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How Captain Hook on Table Mountain got it’s Name
I was unable to retrieve some of the pegs out on an early attempt. So I got a big butchers hook…
National Boulder League 2015 – Round One
All are welcome – from beginner to expert, Thursday, January 29 at 5:00pm at the Old Mutual Sports Hall, Wits University
Matt Bush Table Mountain Free Solo
Matt Bush has been soloing some of the hardest routes in South Africa for a few years. Heâ€™s currently working on a new film project, documenting his attempts to free solo hard lines on Table Mountain
The Dawn Wall – Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson
Tommy Caldwell has spent six years working to free climb The Dawn Wall, on the 3,000 foot El Capitan, in Yosemite along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson.
Kraking the Code at Krakadouw
Groot Krakadouw is a wild, convoluted place. I have made two attempts to climb at this magical haven, but the purveyors of wet and icy meteorological phenomena scuppered these plans. Finally, in December 2014, I returned to blue skies and reclusive wind.
SWAK Chronicles â€“ Episode 2
With the new year ahead and new projects on the go we have little time between work and vacation plans to think about the important things in life.
Ambushed on in the Table Mountain Reserve
A resurgence of mountain crime saw a cyclist bound and gagged by panga-wielding robbers on a Tokai trail, while two US tourists were assaulted and robbed on Table Mountain barely 24 hours later.
Bluetopia in the Blue Mountains
We climb, trail run, high line, canyon and BASE jump on a frequent basis but this time we took care to film it too in the places we love and call home.
Africa Fusion showing at CityROCK
19 Jan 2015: South Africa | 3 Comments
Africa Fusion features Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay climbing in South Africa (and Spitzkoppe in Namibia) â€“ they visit Yellowwood, Waterval Boven, Blouberg, Table Mountain, Cape Town crags and more.
Hiker carries 40kg dog down mountain
The dog walked on what must have been broken glass and cut three paws badly. This led to a painful ordeal â€“ and a rescue by two Cape Town hikers who carried Bella to safety.
Steve Bradshaw – Rocklands 2014
14 Jan 2015: South Africa | 19 Comments
A video by Steve Bradshaw (Jnr) showing his highlights from a season living in the magical Rocklands, South Africa.
Coasteering Southern Peninsula
5 Jan 2015: South Africa | 2 Comments
Video of guys Coasteering from Chapmans Peak towards Hout Bay beach – the dolphins at the end are really cool!
Bisphenol A (BPA) Causes 100x More Harm Than Previously Thought
5 Jan 2015: South Africa | 3 Comments
A new study reveals just how profoundly misled we are about Bisphenol A and its analogs: they are at least 100x more toxic than we previously imagined.
Oudtshoorn Limestone Timelapse
Oudtshoorn Limestone Timelapse.
Safety of public on Lions Head put in the spotlight
2 Jan 2015: South Africa | 5 Comments
An urgent appeal to better manage congestion on Lionâ€™s Head has been made following the death of a 25-year-old hiker who plummeted to his death in front of his fiancÃ©e and five-year-old son on Wednesday morning.
illona Pelser in Montagu
TNF Athlete, illona Pelser made her annual pilgrimage to Montagu after she competed in (and won) the 2014 Rock Master Competition in Cape Town.