From Stellar Point, it is a mere 100m ascent on a gentle looking slope for another 800m to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. After the struggle to get to the crater rim, one feels that the gentle stroll to Uhuru will take a few minutes. Nothing could be further from the truth!
The South African leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival will run from the 17-23 September at selected Ster Kinekor cinemas including Cavendish Square and Tygervalley in Cape Town, Sandton Square in Johannesburg and Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria.
A soulful new twist on climbing literature, the stories in Sharper Edges span two decades of climbing, BASE jumping and family life. With frankness, sensitivity, philosophy and deadpan humour, Andy de Klerk takes you on the end of a rope into his world of extreme danger, friendship, heartache and loss.
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This plan, like all good climbing plans, was originally hatched at 1am after a heavy party to celebrate Bernard and Linda’s wedding.
There was a buzz on the Climb.co.za forum recently around bad things happening when good men do nothing…and removable bolts (RBs) were mentioned.
My palms are sweating, my breathing erratic, my pulse is racing. I’m gripped from the moment my feet leave the ground. I’m lunging for holds. I’m over-gripping. This is ridiculous. I trust my belayer. This isn’t a difficult grade for me.
There I stood on top of this boulder, smiles from ear to ear, pure pleasure!
So what is mental training? Well there is more to it than just thinking positive. It’s a technique that is not only useful for increasing your confidence and chances of success but it also stimulates the same neural pathways you need to use those muscles.
Niel Mostert has produced a boulder guide for Paarl Bouldering
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In April this year Riki & Justin Lawson together with Stuart Brown of De Bos, started bolting a new crag…