Probably due to acute narcissism combined with the consumption of beer, a beautiful cocktail I might add, the decision was reached that these thoughts need to be put down on paper. That others might not be entertained is of no consequence, this is for our own amusement.
It was an amazing event, with lots of camaraderie and moral support for Garvin on the day and help and from friends before and after the event. In total when all the pledges are realized, we will have raised R 104 000.
The 2014 Rock Master Competition will be held at CityROCK, Cape Town on the 6th of December 2014
The challenge of personal security in our wilderness areas is a subject that most of us abhor, however it is unfortunately something we cannot ignore.
June brought more Alpine climbing for me (my boss starts making sarcastic comments about sacking me now!).
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.
Iain Don-Wauchope has won the 2014 Salomon Skyrun powered by Powertraveller in a new course record of 12:08.
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.
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.
We play in it. We drink it. We need it more than anything else to survive.