Meet leader: Allister Fenton tel 082 093 8562 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that Allister is planning on leaving on Thursday 8th . . . .
Contact Allister if you are interested in joining this Meet.
- 1212.August.MondayNo events
- 1313.August.TuesdayNo events
DATE: 14 August 2019
TIME: 19h15 for 19h30
VENUE: CityRock presentation area
In July 2017, four South African mountaineers (including our members Alex Harris and Sean Disney) and adventurers set out to set a new record for the fastest time to climb the 9 peaks – the highest peak in each of the 9 South African provinces. The record they were chasing was pegged at 4 days, 18 hours and 38 minutes. Months of planning marked the start date of the attempt on 12 July 2017. The four days that followed threw some of the most extreme winter weather SA has seen in a long time at them. Their journey was captured by a crew that followed them – for the most part – which resulted in the 9 Peaks Record documentary that is currently available on Showmax.
Venue: MCSA Office @ 6pm for about an hour.
- 1616.August.FridayNo events
- 1717.August.Saturdayhttps://mcsajohannesburg.org/event/climbing-the-hell/Meet leader: Rob Cole tel 083 327 9966 / email: email@example.comThis is a trad climbing area at the confluence of the Hellspruit and Olifants River upstream of Loskop Dam offering about 41 multi-pitch climbs, usually 4 to 5 pitches long. It is in a beautiful wild setting with an abundance of animals including fish eagle, buffalo, eland, giraffe, ostrich, crocodile, hippo and leopard. The area gets very hot, making it a perfect winter venue. Travelling time from Johannesburg is approximately two to two and a half hours, including about 20 km of dirt roads, which can be very sandy and rutted so it’s advisable to travel in a car with 4 wheel drive.
There is no water available, so you have to bring your own in.
Camping is on the cliffs above the Olifants River, which offer many shady spots. While there are long drop toilets, they are seldom used and never cleaned, so using the bush is a cleaner option – don’t forget a spade to dig a hole though. There’s a good camp-fire area.
The length and difficulty of the walk-in depends on where you climb, if on the cliffs below the camping then a short 5 minute walk. However, if on the spectacular North and West faces of the Hell Gorge – separated by the Hellspruit – then the walk in is a much steeper hour or more, including wading the Olifants River.A guide for this area can be found on: www.saclimb.co.za/mpumalanga/hell.html