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Table Mountain – Just another branding gimmick?

Fifa’s sponsors are being offered the face of Table Mountain for their 2010 branding, despite assurances by park managers that this is not an option. For just R150 000 a month, according to City of Cape Town documents, the World Heritage Site was a “confirmed and available” advertising site where a brand’s colours could illuminate […]

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Climb the Himalayas with Mike Horn’s Pangaea environmental expedition – apply right away!

Anyone between 15 and 20 years old can apply to join Mike Horn’s Pangaea environmental expedition, a round-the-world adventure that will be exploring the Himalayas in May 2010. There are no costs attached – all you need is a passion for saving the planet. The emphasis is on showing youths the beauty of the Earth, […]

Sharma Sends Neanderthal (5.15)

Chris Sharma, reportedly super-close to completing his long-term project First Round, First Minute at Margalef, Spain, got snowed out of that crag and traveled to Santa Linya, where he proceeded to redpoint another mega-project: Neanderthal (tentatively given 9b/5.15b).

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Joe Simpson Solos Himalayan New Route

Joe Simpson has soloed a new route on the south face of Mera Peak in Nepal.

Cape Union Mart brings outdoors indoors with experiential concept store

Cape Union Mart, South Africa’s leading outdoor store since 1933, has launched its first experiential Adventure Centre in Gauteng – a 1000m2 mega store at Eastgate Shopping Centre.

MCSA Supertramp Award

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.

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Body found on Table Mountain

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.

Don’t drink the water on from the Lily Pond on TM

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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3rd 9a/+ for Mrázek, IT

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 […]

Stunt leaves officials fuming

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 […]