Many people refer to the challenges they face in their lives as their own personal Mount Everest. Three men have made Mount Everest their personal challenge and with the help of Qatar Airways are going to climb the world’s highest peak.
Well, I’m not officially here for a climbing trip, I’m completing a language course for a Masters degree that begins in September. I’ve resigned myself to another 2 years of study so that I can experience some of the wicked European bouldering.
The climb was opened in February 1959, in an era when climbers wore canvas anoraks, takkies as climbing boots and relied on hemp ropes and pitons hammered into cracks for safety and protection.
Andrew Pedley recently opened 2 new routes above the benchmark grade of 30. They are Axewound 32 at Wigwam and Pitfighter 31 at Boven.
Far from help Andrew Hartmeier was rescued after sustaining a severe fall on the north face of Blouberg, some 120km north west of Polokwane. The rescue was carried out by the Mountain Club of SA and the South African Air Force 17 Squadron whilst fellow climbers also assisted in the rescue.
With the exception of the Montagu Springs, Montagu and surrounding areas are all back to normal. All services, shops and roads are running and life is back to normal.
It had been a busy week, with lots to keep the Rock and Road climbers busy, Indoor Comps, mentor days, flash contests and ferocious red-pointing. They had all had a day of rest and now the finalists had one last day of climbing to prove their mettle. Before long things were falling into place, with the big screen and cameras getting ready to roll.
Tags: Rock & Road
Yosemite is home to one of the most concentrated collections of trad Crack climbs in the world. The route Astroman is arguably the most famous route of its kind and is just hard enough or easy enough to entice or inspire any seasoned or “wanna be” trad climber.
The vibe on the ledge was incredible and the crowd on the viewpoint over the valley enjoyed the action.
Historically a number of troops were removed from the peninsula mountain chain either for management purposes or for medical research. Fortunately this practice was stopped and made illegal in the peninsula in the 1990’s.