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North Cederberg/Gifberg Exploration | 7-12 October

2023-10-16T16:02:22+02:00October 16th, 2023|Meet Reports|

Mad Dogs and an Englishman take a hike on the Poison Mountain... Our arrival at the Gifberg Holiday Farm was almost synchronised to perfection. This made the reception by our four, four-legged “hosts”, that much easier. They greeted us effusively, tails wagging enthusiastically – nothing unusual that gave their game away. Little did we realise [...]

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Formosa Peak | 18 September

2023-09-20T14:02:04+02:00September 20th, 2023|Meet Reports|

Peak Formosa is known to have unpredictable weather, and it is thus difficult to make plans to climb. The scheduled climb this weekend was proof of this. Climbing this weekend was totally unsuitable with much cloud cover, rain, and in particular, gale-force winds from the west. The meet was thus moved to Monday, the lull [...]

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Herold Adventure | 8-10 September

2023-09-13T17:02:56+02:00September 13th, 2023|Meet Reports|

(This report is a compilation of 4 sub-reports. Editor ~ Tony Bowen) Part 1: report by Evie Bowen After years of requests for a repeat of the Herold Wines farm meet, which has been convened several times previously, it was finally arranged for this weekend in September 2023. However, the plan this time was for [...]

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Van Dalen Peak Tonnelbos circuit | 27 August

2023-09-13T16:32:12+02:00September 13th, 2023|Meet Reports|

The group consisted of 11 people – Janet Moore, Sally Reeves, Tony Bowen, Stewart (leader) and Christine Stiles (all MCSA), Norman Neville, Lynne Puren, Terence Marshal, Tara Marshal, Allison Fletcher, Dave van Wyk, Cathy Fourie. The hike video provides a good overview of the day: https://youtu.be/hOddc0UNzUs The hike started at 09h00 and we finished just after [...]

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Vensterberg | 2 July

2023-09-13T16:33:16+02:00September 13th, 2023|Meet Reports|

The group consisted of 9 people – Janet Moore, Phillippa Barnard, Tony Bowen, Stewart (leader) and Christine Stiles (all MCSA), Norman Neville, Bob and Janet Taplin and Deon. The hike video provides a good overview of the day: https://youtu.be/74_fbXqxjzc The hike started at 09h00 and we finished just after 13h00. Distance approx. 5kms Total elevation [...]

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Kapp se Bakenpiek | 6 August

2023-08-28T13:38:02+02:00August 28th, 2023|Meet Reports|

This hike starts at the usual trail head for the Doringrivier Circuit in Waboomskraal. From there, one gets a tantalising view looking due south onto the southern ridge of the Outeniquas. As one heads up the jeep track through the farmland towards the nature reserve, Mnr Kapp dominates the aspect. This peak was today’s goal. [...]

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Ruitersberg | 20 August

2023-08-28T13:28:45+02:00August 28th, 2023|Meet Reports|

Lying east of the top of Robinson Pass, Ruitersberg is an easy hike up the usual south-west route. However, after an exploratory trip in 2021, this hike followed a scrambling route from the north-west. Erica Davies, Christo Engels**, Cheryl Devine, Andre Du Plessis, Janine Smith, Greg Devine, Janet Moore and Henrietta Mey **. Photo by [...]

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Camferskloofberg SW Ridge | 16 July

2023-07-20T13:33:29+02:00July 20th, 2023|Meet Reports|

This is a spectacular sustained full scramble route to the most prominent peak overlooking Waboomskraal and Camferskloof. The photo below was taken from the N2 in Waboomskraal looking north and shows the ”knife-edge” ridge to be followed. The party of 12, left to right: Tony Bowen (meet leader), Andre Du Plesses, Andre Brink, Janine Smith, [...]

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Homtini/Lawnwood Escape Route aka Forest Bathing | 10 June

2023-06-26T09:48:52+02:00June 26th, 2023|Meet Reports|

The group consisted of 15 people. MCSA Members Greg and Cheryl Devine, Clive and Sandy Louw, Gary and Sandy Cundill, Maretha Alant, Janet Moore, Tim and Kim Gaskill and Brian and Jude Cobern. We were joined by guests Ann and Guy Dormehl. After signing in at the SANParks Goudveld boom/kiosk we left some cars parked [...]

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MUT Lite (10km) Route | 24 May

2023-06-26T09:34:48+02:00June 26th, 2023|Meet Reports|

The group consisted of 11 people – Janine Smith, Sandy Cundill, Stewart (leader) and Christine Stiles (all MCSA), Norman Neville, Lynne Puren, Terence Marshal, Annette van Wyk, Janet Taplin, Debbie McIntyre and Marge Webster. The intention of the hike was to recce the MUT Lite route prior to the race on 27 May. This was [...]

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