Humankind is sitting too much. We are indeed, sitting ourselves to death. Yet we are so used to it, that we do not realize it.
To celebrate the 125th birthday of the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) on 8 October, Club members and friends are going to the mountains to climb at least 125 peaks and climbing routes all around the world.
On the 3rd November a team of eleven young climbers from South Africa will leave for Guangzhou in China for the IFSC World Youth Championships.
Many are the occasions on which I have stood at the summit of Devil’s Peak and gazed longingly down at what I thought was the Mowbray Knife Edge.
The weekend of 1-2 October 2016 saw lead climbers from all over South Africa meet at CityROCK Johannesburg for the SANCF National Lead Finals.
Micky Wiswedel won the ‘Wings’ category for his photograph of climber Jamie Smith, mid-fall as he attempts a new route on Table Mountain, Cape Town.
I teamed up with a free spirited traveller, Anton Gietl, to explore the area near De Pakhuis. He had a great attitude to life, a positive exuberance and was up for any adventure.
This route starts at the same place as the Platteklip Gorge trail, but turns right onto the contour path, which you follow until you reach what you think might be Union Cave.
Gaia (Mother Earth) Ball is the brainchild of Catalonian climber and master builder Txema Gomez. The project was funded and spearheaded by Marc Le Menestrel…
Squadlands 2016 – Mediocre climbers trying really hard on easy climbs. Rocklands, South Africa