This was a ‘Flash For Cash’ comp with the rule’s kept simple it was left to the climbers to get as high as they could on the route.
Climbing is synonymous with travel. As climbers we get to avoid the tourist label and experience foreign places and cultures in a unique and often authentic way. There are a handful of must-see climbing destinations that demand a pilgrimage. For alpine climbing the place it all began is Chamonix.
Matt Bush one of South Africa and the world’s best free solo climbers had recently made a trip out to Water Fall Boven, where he expressed “Freedom Of Movement”
The event saw some of the best climbers in the country congregate in the climbing hall, to compete for the coveted Rock Master Trophy.
“Black Diamond’s apparel should be considered ‘gear’, just like backpacks, carabiners, ice axes and trekking poles. Athletes put as much trust in the clothing they wear as the equipment that enables them to find their limits and test their limits in their chosen discipline.”
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Probably due to acute narcissism combined with the consumption of beer, a beautiful cocktail I might add, the decision was reached that these thoughts need to be put down on paper. That others might not be entertained is of no consequence, this is for our own amusement.
It was an amazing event, with lots of camaraderie and moral support for Garvin on the day and help and from friends before and after the event. In total when all the pledges are realized, we will have raised R 104 000.
The 2014 Rock Master Competition will be held at CityROCK, Cape Town on the 6th of December 2014
The challenge of personal security in our wilderness areas is a subject that most of us abhor, however it is unfortunately something we cannot ignore.
June brought more Alpine climbing for me (my boss starts making sarcastic comments about sacking me now!).