The immense and daunting Fernwood Precipice would not yield a codger’s route – of this we were sure. But we really didn’t want to open a heroes’ route. Something in between would be just right.
Author Archive | Hilton Davies
A self promotion movie brought to you by Hilton Davies and the ‘Famous’ Tinie Versveld! Enjoy!!
It was December 1984. South Africa was in a state of civil war and three young guys were living out their climbing dreams.
As an all round South African mountaineer Dave Cheesmond has probably only ever been surpassed by Andy de Klerk. In 1977 he produced his little stapled route book The Western Cape – Fifty Selected Routes.
Hilton Davies and Andy Court have been trying hard in very unusual Spring conditions in the European Alps.
In the summer of 1974, a couple of young, hard climbers from up north arrived in the Western Cape. Their tanks were full with drive and ambition. If opportunity would intersect with preparation and talent, they would do something special…
A Big new route on Table Mountain, Cape Town
Africa Amphitheatre is that big wall on Table Mountain overlooking the city centre of Cape Town, a few hundred metres east of the upper cableway station. It is the royal wall on a regal mountain.
When I opened Cool Cat I had looked up at the iceberg wall above the Staircase Traverse a few times, but my vision had blurred each time and the future had evaded me.
An interview with South African climbing legend Andy de Klerk