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South African Alpinism Wrap Up – 2013 / 2014 – Part 2

June brought more Alpine climbing for me (my boss starts making sarcastic comments about sacking me now!).

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Robin Barely

Celestial Journey, 36 years on!!

In September 1978 an 18 year old Dave Davies and a tough, somewhat older Yorkshireman, Robin Barley opened Celestial Journey (grade 22) at Wolfberg in the Cederberg Wilderness.

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Black Diamond South Africa

Black Diamond technical apparel available now in South Africa + Giveaway

“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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SkyRun 2014 Report

Iain Don-Wauchope has won the 2014 Salomon Skyrun powered by Powertraveller in a new course record of 12:08.

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Joe Kinder at Flatanger Cave, Norway.

Joe Kinder: 30 Days in Norway

The legendary Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway, gained worldwide attention in the climbing community when Adam Ondra established two of the world’s hardest routes there. This year Joe Kinder decided that he had to see the cave for himself.

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Masquerade

Masquerade – A New Route in Du Toits Kloof

It is not a 5 star Krakadouw or Tafelberg route but it is certainly worth 4 stars in the context of the Du Toits’ Kloof area. It is easily done in a day from Cape Town.

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Triwaters

Triwaters challenge to adventurers and weekend warriors

We play in it. We drink it. We need it more than anything else to survive.

40 routes in a day Challenge

Garvin’s Big 40th Charity Climb

The Eastern Cape is one of the poorest provinces in South Africa and badly resourced. Chronic under funding and lack of maintenance has left many hospitals without the proper equipment and instruments which are needed to provide adequate and appropriate healthcare.

Rumble Poster 6 2014

Rumble 6 – The MEGA Rumble

The 6th Rumble is on it’s way and because it is the final one Southern Rock is going to bump up the festivities a few notches.

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South African Alpinism

South African Alpinism Round Up – 2013 / 2014 – Part 1

The aim of these articles is to encourage a sense of community amongst SA alpinists and to inspire people to get out there and learn about this adventurous aspect of the climbing world hopefully under the guidance and skills of those getting the relevant experience.

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