Many good adventures start over a pint. Nursing a throbbing head the next day, the previous nights discussion is written off as the beer talking. I never really believed this trip would happen.
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The UIAA – International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation is issuing a worldwide warning to users of via ferrata sets to check the websites of manufacturers in order to find out whether the unit they are using is safe.
The idea is to make the “local is lekker” comp a regular, annual event which will be combined with the RRT.
The Mt. Kenya National Park now holds the world record for the world’s highest via ferrata at 4,985m/16,355 ft above sea level.
The Langeberg Municipality are neglecting the mountain reserve in Montagu.
Climbers are reminded of the closure of The Canyon in the Kloof Gorge annually, from 16 August to 31 December.
RockFit functional training facility aims to provide alternative and functional training methods in a fun, social environment where people from all ages can enjoy the joys of outdoor activity while utilising our indoor facility.
This was one of the first routes I ever saw when I arrived in Waterval Boven for the first time in 2006. My eyes grew large and my secret desire to climb it slow grew larger.
The festival had about 1500 participants, creating the largest party I have ever seen after any Rally. There were kayakers sliding down the stretch tent roof, rider sliding down a long line of couches and pole climbers/dancers doing their thing.
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It’s Boven Roc Rally time again!!!
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Instead of taking more rest days or doing something silly like yoga, I decided to acquire some items that I though my body would appreciate. These included an ergonomic chair, an orthopaedic pillow and a backpack that fits well.
Boven is a bit like Paris. The first local you meet speaks French. The difference is that this person is super friendly and welcoming. If you are confused, then you probably haven’t been to Boven (yet).
A climbing gym has been long awaited in Durban. We now have a great climbing and social facility that is child friendly and open seven days a week.
The weekend I opened the climb I was actually suffering from Golfer’s Elbow in my left arm. It had been a problem for the previous three weeks and I have taken the entire week off to let it rest (for me 5 rest days is psychotic).
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We chose as our goal one of Bob’s secret unclimbed walls which we’ve been calling the Polar Molar for it’s tooth-like appearance and pearly-white enamel surface.
After heavy rainfall last night and this morning, Montagu is flooded in with incoming roads from the N1, N2 and pass to Ashton being closed.
Rain is still falling in Montagu.
The outdoors is getting greater. More people going outdoors, that translates to more customers and more stuff to buy and sell. Business is good.
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.
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.
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.
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