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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:55 am 
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Hi

Some friends and I are heading out to Towerkop for the long weekend. Does any one know what the water situation at the top is at the moment? Really hoping that the drips and water cave have water because I really don't want to carry water from the hut.

Anyone else going to be there?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:11 am 
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There has been so much rain in the Swartberg/Outdshoorn last few weekends. Has to be water on Towerkop. Take a ground sheet...the cave will be dripping. Milo, down jacket & a good book.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:12 am 
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It's been raining in Montagu and surrounds so there should be water up there. Phoning a restaurant or 'person' in Ladismith would be the best way to find out.
Have fun and don't forget to take your down jacket ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:31 am 
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I'm a jealous man now!! I think government relocate Gauteng next to the Western province


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:12 pm 
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Cool!

Climb, climb, climb...

Re the dripping cave, maybe I should take a tent :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:32 pm 
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Ummm...ja, a tent & some OBs.

Its a miserable cold, damp cave in Dec. April/May must be nasty.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:45 pm 
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All this at 2189m altitude :alien:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Do not expect balmy climbing conditions dude! U're heading up into a deep freeze... If warm and windless, climb on northern or northwestern side of Western Pinnacle.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Feathers, thermals, beanie, gloves: check

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:35 pm 
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Nic Le Maitre wrote:
Feathers, thermals, beanie, gloves: check


You climb with a feather boa? Cute. :thumleft:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:43 pm 
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We have had ice in that cave on 24th Dec.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:58 pm 
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Funguye wrote:
You climb with a feather boa? Cute. :thumleft:


Ya, a lumo pink one, helps me send and keeps me warm

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:07 pm 
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Nic Le Maitre wrote:
Funguye wrote:
You climb with a feather boa? Cute. :thumleft:


Ya, a lumo pink one, helps me send and keeps me warm


Pics or it didn't happen!

:flower: :safe: :cheers:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Hi Nic

Just confirming what most of the others said: take the warm stuff! We've already had a very light snow covering about twee weeks ago, and should it happen that you encounter some rain it might bring more snow with it. And don't worry about water at the top, even in very dry seasons I haven't found the water cave at the back without a reasonable amount of water.

Enjoy the trip!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:56 am 
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Accuweather says 20.9 mm of rain on the way for Thursday. The weekend looks ok.
Looking forward to pics - have fun 8)

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