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.
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Now, a sensible man would have cleaned the gear and sipped tea for the afternoon. Fortunately, I can’t claim an abundance of sensibility, nor do I like tea.
Some chapters spiral, others stall, blowout or tease, a few hibernate or get passed on. This book, however, is never complete.
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A Titan in Greek mythology, Prometheus returned fire to humans after Zeus had taken it away. This enabled our progression and re-ignited our lives. Don’t we all search for muses that flame our passions?
Our ropes multiplied, my foot is intact. Neither by choice… This is a tale of triumph, Whoa! and reflection. Mostly the latter.
Now, this is not some egocentric plug for our route. On the contrary it is essentially the opposite. Let me explain.
The following morning, on my walk to do an Eskom (think load shedding), I noticed there were only four Czechs. Now this is where the plot would thicken, if there was one.
A high performance Italian model with Velcro. In the absence a Lamborghini sports car sharing the same name, I’ll tell you about my test drive of the climbing shoes instead.
Today’s astronomy session shall be straight to the to the point, much like a bayonet, but hopefully less painful. Fear not, there is also a climbing tale…
“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but by how high he bounces when he hits bottom” General George S. Patton.