The MCSA is well aware of the prohibitive costs involved in the organisation and implementation of expeditions for all members of the South African mountaineering community, but especially younger members who have no recourse to funds.
The badly decomposed body of an unknown person, presumably a man, who landed on a rocky ledge on Table Mountain in mysterious circumstances, was removed from the mountain on Thursday morning.
It is advised that persons do not drink the water from the Lily Pond on Table Mountain until the next heavy rains as a body was found above Africa Ledge. iol.co.za report: Body leaves cops mystified Police are trying to determine the identity of a decomposed body that was discovered on Table Mountain two days […]
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The cold has arrived to Cataluña at last and Tomáš Mrázek has done his 3rd 9a/+ in relatively short time, Analogica in the Santa Linya cave, Chris Sharma’s 40m+ testpiece from a few weeks back. Chris originally gave it 9a, but as he thinks it’s harder than La novena enmienda and Tomáš thinks it’s on […]
Anyone passing Table Mountain late on Tuesday night probably did a double-take when they saw a massive, colourful display being projected on to the side of the city’s iconic natural landmark. The image depicted four men’s faces, and the words: “Our winning World Cup team.” But Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) said it neither knew […]
On the 1st of December 2009 Paul Brouard sent Streetfighter at Oudtshoorn ) (34/8c) at Oudtshoorn Main Crag. This is Pauls hardest route to date. The first South African to climb Streetfighter / Two to Win was Justin Hawkins on the 20th of October 2006. The route which was originally a long standing project at […]
Sonnie Trotter from Canada has made the first retro-trad ascent of Prosthetics 5.13d (r/x) at Mill Creek, Utah, USA. Thirty year old Sonnie Trotter from Canada recently travelled to Mill Creek in Utah where he carried out the first trad ascent of Prosthetics 5.13d (r/x), defining it as “one of the finest single pitch free […]
The Italian mountaineer Lino Lacedelli, who was the first to climb K2 in 1954, has passed away of unspecified causes after a heart operation at the age of 83.
A 77-year-old retired Nepali soldier has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest man to have climbed Mount Everest.
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The indefatigable Pamela Pack has redpointed a 65-foot, overhanging offwidth and squeeze chimney in Zion National Park that she rated solid 5.13.