Its Friday night and I’m tired. Motionless red tail lights smear into a blur against the tarmac and grimy city glow. The rock is forever away and the two of us sit in silence with nothing to talk about.
Come celebrate International Mountain Day with the Mountain Club of South Africa!
The Waterworld base rebuild took place on the Saturday the 7th of December 2013. We laid down 30 sandbags to access more crags in Bad Kloof.
I succeeded on Aitzol after about 2 weeks of effort, maybe 14 tries. Due to delays from snow and icy winds, the send came down to wire on the last day of the trip.
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Now, this is not some egocentric plug for our route. On the contrary it is essentially the opposite. Let me explain.
In what seemed an expedition destined to be forced home without a summit attempt, Gauteng-based climbers John Black, Allan Dickinson and Warren Eva have become the first all-South African climbing team to etch their names into the Ama Dablam history books.
Climbing is a school that teaches some bladdie good lessons. Lessons which I have tried my best to attend in the last few years. Lessons that have punished like losing my very first Sports rope in Dubai to lessons that have enriched like my first on-sighted Berg climb.
The final screening of the Reel Rock 8 in SA will take place in Jo’burg on Wednesday, 27 November.
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Aerial footage of Stadsaal caves, Truitjieskraal and Cederberg house in the stunning Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape South Africa.
The Red Dragon project was the final piece of rock that needed to be conquered at the crag.