All in all, it was an excellent way to celebrate National Get Off Your Butt And Actually Hike Up India Venster, Table Mountain.
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Coming down the other side of Kalk Bay Peak and discovering we’d come along the path from Echo Valley that we hadn’t taken last time.
St James Peak was one of our least eventful hikes. Nobody got lost, nobody got scared, and Alison didn’t even fall on her backside once. Also, we didn’t really find the peak of St James’s Peak.
Tony Lourens calls Left Face-Mystery B ‘exciting and ingenious’, but I suspect that Cuzzie would call it other. Platteklip Gorge
One of the main goals of this hike was to convince Frank to come hiking again. Since his return from AfrikaBurn, he’d been using lame excuses to avoid us, like: ‘I have an ITB injury’. (Which, when we googled it, turned out to be nothing more than CrossFittish for a dicky knee.) So, once again, we got up […]
After we failed to locate some ‘vague cairns’, Martin decided that the obvious route out of Agatha’s Gully/Constantia Corner was to free-climb straight up the cliffs.
Blackburn Ravine was an easy one-way hike, with some nice views. And that’s about all anyone can reasonably be expected to say about it.
We decided to wake up early and drive to Stellenbosch to hike the Tweede Waterval Trail in Jonkershoek
The Sandy Bay Shipwreck Trail certainly is easy, provided you just go as far as the upside-down rust-bucket of a wreck of the Harvest Capella on the Oudeschip Peninsula
Many are the occasions on which I have stood at the summit of Devil’s Peak and gazed longingly down at what I thought was the Mowbray Knife Edge.