Travailen – Ryan Sandes Drakensberg Grand Traverse

Follow the journey of Ryan Sandes & Ryno Griesel on their Drakensberg Grand Traverse record attempt.

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The Drakensberg Grand Traverse (DGT) is an unmarked route of approximately 220km, running from the north to the south of the Drakensberg mountain range and spanning parts of the Free State and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces of South Africa, as well as the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

First “officially” hiked in February 1999 by Gavin and Laurie Raubenheimer, in a blistering time of 105 hours and 39 minutes (4 days 9 hours and 39minutes), the DGT has called to the hearts of many trail runners and hikers with more than 15 failed record attempts, and 3 official records set since. The latest record was set in April 2010 by Ryno Griesel and Cobus van Zyl in a time of 60 hours 29min and 30 seconds (2 days 12 hours 29 min and 30 seconds).



Travailen – full version of the Drakensberg Grand Traverse

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5 Responses to Travailen – Ryan Sandes Drakensberg Grand Traverse

  1. Ghaznavid Aug 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

    Having done a DGT south to north 2 years ago – 11 days was difficult enough! Very impressive by these guys.

  2. Andy Davies Aug 21, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Interesting and very impressive footnote in the movie: Andrew Porter doing it solo. Way to go!

  3. Stijn Aug 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    Indeed! I think few understand the drive required to do this thing solo… respect.

  4. Hector Pringle Aug 22, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Very inspiring movie. Its an amazing achievement at any speed, but 41 odd hours: wow!

  5. Dylan Sep 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Fantastic film – seriously inspiring. Does anyone know where one can purchase the film?

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