The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and […]
Price: R2099 (at time of writing) Retailer: Cape Union Mart Capacity: 65 litres Weight: 2.5kg Dimension: H: 85cm W: 50cm D: 30cm (when fully packed) Access Points: Top, front, sleeping bag compartment Material: Polyester with DWR and PU coating The K-Way Summit […]
Check out Lance Kime’s amazing footage of their Coast-To-Coast 2018 training, traversing from Pieke to Berg River Nek via Rifberg and Katedraal peaks – one of the highlights of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.
On 2 November 2017, Google Street View launched Google Trek – a collection of 360-degree imagery of 170 new trails in some of South Africa’s most pristine wild areas, captured by more than 200 South […]
Many hikers have gone through the time-consuming and often expensive exercise of finding the right backpack for their needs. If you’re one of those that’s already done the hard work and found the “ultimate pack”, […]
Price: R1299.00 (at time of writing) Pros: Excellent price; Lightweight; Good suspension; Very comfortable; Thoughtful pocket design; Easy-access rain cover; Inner hydration sleeve (fits a 3L water bladder). Cons: Slight slippage on shoulder strap buckles; […]
Beauty: 4.5 Difficulty (fitness): 9/10 Technical rating of trail: Lots of very steep walking and scrambling interspersed with off-trail walking and climbing. Many peaks worldwide attract allure and wonder from mountaineers, climbers and hikers due […]
A team of nature-loving South Africans in partnership with Google Street View have released a large collection of 360-degree imagery of the country’s wildest areas. The announcement of 170 new trails in South Africa’s national […]