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Andy de Klerk TED Talk

Andy de Klerk TED Talk – Table Mountain

He started climbing at age 13 and has done hundreds of first ascents of new climbing routes in South Africa and worldwide.

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Mike Mamacos

Mike Mamacos passes on

We are greatly saddened by the passing of Mike Mamacos, on 17 January 2014, aged 84. Mike was, quite simply, a legend in the mountaineering community in the Western Cape.


Ripcord: a choice, an event.

Our ropes multiplied, my foot is intact. Neither by choice… This is a tale of triumph, Whoa! and reflection. Mostly the latter.

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Cape Town to Durban bike ride

Cape Town to Durban on a bike

All went to plan from Ficksburg – in fact they went better as my fitness and desire to get home grew. I ignored my bodies please for rest, and I simply kept riding until I got to a very wet Montagu

Kirk Falls rock climbing

Popping my bolting cherry – bolting my first route

Pictures of a glorious new crag that he had found near Delville Wood. Palms sweated and questions flew as we drooled over the superbly long and steep walls we were seeing.



Southern Rock Rumble 2014

It’s already time for the first of the 2014 Southern Rock Rumbles. The competition will be entail 6 comps.


Montagu Flood 2014

Montagu Flood 2014

After a fair amount of rain last night (particularly in the Laingsburg area) the rivers of Montagu came down in flood.

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Jeopardy Wall, Fountain Ledge, Table Mountain

Jimbo Smith opens The King Slayer on Table Mountain

I opened a couple more trad routes on the Jeopardy wall on Table Mountain recently.

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Creveta and Formentor sea cliffs

Mallorca Access Problems for Walkers and Climbers

There are various problems developing on the island of Mallorca relating to access to climbing and walking areas.

Boven Sport Climbing Fund

Funding available for sport climbing development

The Boven Sport Fund is to support Sport Climbing development by young South Africans in southern Africa.