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Cederberg rock climbing

One Life Stand

I teamed up with a free spirited traveller, Anton Gietl, to explore the area near De Pakhuis. He had a great attitude to life, a positive exuberance and was up for any adventure.

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Wolfberg Rock climbing

The Other Fruit

Avoiding stagnation is not necessarily about changing everything, but changing enough to feel the difference.

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Norway Rock Climbing

The Norwegian Midnight Sun

He spoke very little English, and my Norwegian is as existent as political integrity. We gesticulated about the weather, and other topics of small talk, but without the talk.

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Granite climbing Boulders ocean

Second Place

This last weekend I was like a puffer fish: distended with enthusiasm to open a route I had cleaned months ago, before my body fell into disrepair. Hopefully my odor was less piscine, and my appearance less absurd.

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Art and Tea Rock Climbing

Art and Tea

So what is it to climb a rock? Nature provides the sculptured stage, ours is merely an act there on. Art on art, if you will.

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krakadouw avoiding the water

Kraking the Code at Krakadouw

Groot Krakadouw is a wild, convoluted place. I have made two attempts to climb at this magical haven, but the purveyors of wet and icy meteorological phenomena scuppered these plans. Finally, in December 2014, I returned to blue skies and reclusive wind.

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Dance Macabre

The eThekwini Invasion

Now, a sensible man would have cleaned the gear and sipped tea for the afternoon. Fortunately, I can’t claim an abundance of sensibility, nor do I like tea.

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Prometheus – The fire giver

A Titan in Greek mythology, Prometheus returned fire to humans after Zeus had taken it away. This enabled our progression and re-ignited our lives. Don’t we all search for muses that flame our passions?

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