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Magaliesberg protection: Information on Kgaswane Lodge ,illegal development in the MPE

At a meeting of the General Committee of the Johannesburg Section held on Monday, 7 June 2010, a unanimous decision was reached to support the Magaliesberg Protection Association (MPA) in taking a decision of the MEC of Northwest Province on appeal to the High Court.

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Centenary of the First Ascent of the Sentinel (Northen Drakensberg)

WJ Wybergh and Lt NM McLeod first climbed the Sentinel via the standard route on 29 September 1910.

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Keur Kloof – Montagu – Access & Bolting

Recently a forum member enquired about access and bolting at Keur Kloof in Montagu

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7 Summits – 7 Flights

‘Wanted. Men for hazardous journey. Low wages. Bitter cold. Long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in the event of success. Ernest Shackleton’s 1907 ad in London’s Times, recruiting a crew to sail with him on his exploration of the South Pole.

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Sharper Edges – on SABC3

Two men who have spent their lives in the void, high up in some of the most extreme environments in the world. Realms that are wild, untouched frontiers of human experience – Sharper Edges will be broadcast on Saturday, 5 June, at 18:30 on SABC3.

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John Moss casts off the mooring lines

John passed away yesterday. His life quietly ended while sitting on the couch talking with Lynn and his daughters.

Video: Boulder WC report # 2 – Vienna

#2 World Cup Boulder Comp in Vienna…

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Dean Potter: Falling To Fly

Dean Potter is characterized by creativity, commitment and challenge. He started climbing as a child, with a free solo fall from a stone wall as one of his earliest memories. Since that time, he has speed soloed Half Dome and El Capitan, Cerro Torre, and Fitzroy.

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Magaliesberg Linkups

The objective is to climb one route in each kloof, namely Upper Tonquani, Boulder, Lower Tonquani and Cedarberg. There are several variations to the theme…

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SA Climbers on Everest

On the South side of Everest, Mandy Ramsden from Johannesburg successfully summitted at 03h30 (Nepalese time) on Saturday morning (22nd) , thereby becoming the first South African woman to achieve the “7 Summits” and 30 minutes before her, Tony Hampson-Tindale, also from Johannesburg, reached the summit. Tony now has now successfully completed six of the […]

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