Drakensberg via ferrata

Via Ferrata Fundraiser for Alard Hufner

Alard’s intentions were always good, whether you agree with his actions or not! Yes they were controversial but his motive “providing an opportunity for less technically skilled climbers to enjoy the dramatic beauty of this area of the Drakensberg mountains in a safe manner” is faultless.

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Yosemite fire shrouds valley in smoke

A large California wildfire that has blackened a swathe of Yosemite National Park backcountry grew to the fourth-largest in modern state history even as fire crews managed to slow the spread of the flames at the weekend, officials said on Sunday.