Yesterday a climber was injured at the Lower Silvermine climbing area. During the walk out a large boulder dislodged from the wall and crushed the climbers leg. He is ok and recovering in hospital.
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After three days of searching, the missing hiker has been found in the Jonkerhoek Mountain Reserve.
The MCSA and Wonderwall are doing a First Aid and Rope Skills Open Night.
An almost total lack of flying hour allocation for the A109 light utility helicopters has seen the major part of the 30-strong fleet virtually grounded.
Rescue teams found Ilan’s body at the bottom of the forest’s Dark Gorge above the contour path.
Dean van der Merwe and Rob Thomas interviewed on Kyknet’s Dagbreek morning program.
The SA Air Force’s two helicopter squadrons on the coast have received no funding this year for sea and mountain rescue operations, but have received funding for VIP flights, according to a report.
‘On the Edge’ is a story about a dedicated rescue team, their camaraderie and the skills they need to save lives on narrow ledges, precipitous rock faces and terrifying heights.
Using Night Vision Goggles the crew of the Oryx had to position the helicopter as close as possible to the fallen man whilst maintaining sufficient distance from the dark cliff faces.
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.