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Rocklands Rockstock 2012

For the week leading up to Rockstock 2012, Cody, Justin, Thys and I were checking weather reports almost hourly, comparing forecasts, and trying decide whether the event should go ahead or if we should postpone.

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The almost-but-not-quite-impossible wall

After a few days rest we picked out a potential line on Impossible Wall and packed our haulbags: 80 litres of water, 100 cans of food and a mountain of hardware and ropes, over 300 kg in total.

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Feeling Illiterate

I must admit that growing up in the mountains of the Western Cape, no matter how you explore them, doesn’t adequately prepare you for alpine experiences.

2012 South African Trango Expedition

SA Team head to Trango

The South African team have left for Trango and are making good progress

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Reverso 4 review

Reverso 4 Review

The Reverso 4 looks and performs almost identically to its predecessor the Reverso 3. That is to say that it is an excellent belay device.

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The Five St Mary's girls make it to Everest Base Camp - Biana, Bernie, Alex, Julia and Kim with SA flag

St Mary’s girls reach new heights at Everest.

A group of five girls from St Mary’s School (Waverley, Johannesburg) and their parents made history by trekking to Everest earlier this year.

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ARF Report Silvermine Lower Crag

The thought of having to go through planning another w/e outweighed my bed, which my oh so sexy girlfriend was keeping warm.

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Black Diamond Rock Rally, Kleinmond

Black Diamond Rock Rally

The Gravity Festival started 10 years ago as a gathering of white water enthusiasts and has gradually grown into a multi-discipline festival of adventure sports

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Party in Disko Bay

The next day we woke up early and headed northwards through the iconic Disko Bay, home of the largest glacier on the west coast of Greenland.

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The Arctic O

We have just penetrated the arctic circle. This means we are now north of 66.3 degrees latitude, the point at which the sun never sets on the summer solstice (June 21). Weather has been misty and drizzly for the last few weeks, but Bob assures us this means we have 10-15 good days coming up. […]

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