After a few days rest we picked out a potential line on Impossible Wall and packed our haulbags: 80 litres of water, 100 cans of food and a mountain of hardware and ropes, over 300 kg in total.
On the 19th of July at circa 12:00 local time British alpinists Sandy Allan and Rick Allen returned to Base Camp safe and sound after having reached the summit of Nanga Parbat on 15 July and after having completed the historic first traverse of the long Mazeno Ridge.
Few words required to introduce this week edition: highballs, hard climbs, motivation, inspiration. Having a crew like Michele Caminati, Daniel Woods, Nalle Hukkataival, Dave Graham and Chad Greedy in the place helps too.
I must admit that growing up in the mountains of the Western Cape, no matter how you explore them, doesn’t adequately prepare you for alpine experiences.
A few days after daughter Brooke aged 11 year sent “Welcome to Tijuana” 8c, Mother Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou managed to send the route yesterday.
At Rodellar in Spain 11-year-old Brooke Raboutou has repeated Welcome to Tijuana. In doing so she has become the youngest climber in the world to master this grade.
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I was at the gym a while back when a climber I know showed up looking shredded, with muscles and veins a-bulging.
Fire fighters spent last night monitoring a vegetation fire that raged out of control high up on the mountain above Simon’s Town.