A climber’s 8m fall meant a rescue team had to haul him up a Northcliff precipice
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A family of six has been rescued from the Paarl Mountain, in the Boland, Western Cape emergency services said on Monday.
Two hikers who have been the focus of an all-night search on Table Mountain, have been found unharmed in Wynberg Cave.
“The positive outcome of this incident serves to underline the vital necessity of fully and legibly filling in the Mountain Rescue Registers or hiking registers which then enable rescuers to act promptly and efficiently in case of an emergency,”
Battling hail and raging torrents, a team of air force personnel and mountain rescuers spent more than 20 hours extricating a Johannesburg student from a gorge in the Magaliesberg outside Pretoria.
A mountain rescue call came in on Sunday morning for a hiker who had fallen while walking on Table Mountain. The hiker, a male in his late twenties/early thirties, and two other companions were walking up Woody Buttress when he fell, pulling a large block off with him.
mountain search and rescue in the Western Cape, and what to do when your outing goes pear-shaped. If you’re climbing a lot and pushing your grades, or really getting out there in the wilderness, hunting those remote, long, loose country routes, then you have a fairly good chance of experiencing some kind of mishap during the course of your mountaineering life.
Far from help Andrew Hartmeier was rescued after sustaining a severe fall on the north face of Blouberg, some 120km north west of Polokwane. The rescue was carried out by the Mountain Club of SA and the South African Air Force 17 Squadron whilst fellow climbers also assisted in the rescue.