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Read the editorial and check out the contents of the latest issue. With up-to-date news coverage, training articles, gear reviews, celebrity profiles, technical tips covering a wide variety of subjects, event reports, big glossy pics and enthralling articles. SA Mountain Editorial – Issue 69Why do we climb? We have all been asked one time or […]

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A Personal Journey by Hilton Davies We were rock climbers. My brothers, David and John, and I were climbers. My uncle and cousins next door were climbers. In 1976, at the age of 15, growing up on the slopes of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head in Cape Town, I began rock climbing. I did my […]

The post The Western Cape – 50 Selected Routes appeared first on SA Mountain.

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A South African Climbing Legend by Hilton Davies pic by Tony Dick Dave Cheesmond was born in 1952 and grew up in Durban, where he did a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Natal. It was during these varsity years, in the early ’70s that he began climbing. And he went on to […]

The post Dave Cheesmond appeared first on SA Mountain.

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Sent Nearly 30 Years After Bolting by Gustav Janse van Rensburg Most climbers I know enjoy abseiling from multi-pitch routes about as much as kissing their Afrikaans girlfriend’s aunt on the mouth at a family braai. But you do it for the sake of the send. One of the multi-pitches that I have done numerous […]

The post Sizzling Sends: Mass Extinction (33) appeared first on SA Mountain.

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The benefits of climbing and physical exercise while pregnant. By Gosia Lipinska Pic by Garrreth Bird It’s 4 am and I wake before my alarm, as I often do when in great anticipation of an adventure. I lie awake quietly for a few minutes, knowing it’s going to be a big day. I’m excited and […]

The post Climbing & Pregnancy appeared first on SA Mountain.

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Spoil your dad this Father’s Day, 16 June, with one of many gift ideas that Cape Union Mart have to offer. K-Way Men’s Felix Softshell Jacket R899, available for purchase in all stores and online. The K-Way Felix Softshell Jacket has windproof and water-shedding capabilities, making it the perfect everyday jacket. It is made from […]

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“My moment came all of a sudden,” Japanese climber Mishka Ishi says of her May 3 ascent of Dai Koyamada’s 20-plus move roof problem Byaku-dou, (V15) at Mt. Horai, about an hour outside of Tokyo. “One day the temperature dropped down a little bit and I felt that it was cold enough to give it […]

The post Young, Strong, and Pushing Grades: A Deeper Look at 13-Year-Old Mishka Ishi’s Ascent of Byaku-dou (V15) appeared first on SA Mountain.

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South African climber, Saray Khumalo successfully completed her descent from the top of Mount Everest just over two days after climbing the mountain. This is her fourth time after her previous attempt failed. One was in 2015 when an earthquake struck Nepal. Khumalo arrived at base camp on Saturday afternoon after making history as she […]

The post Saray Khumalo, the first black South African woman to summit Mount Everest appeared first on SA Mountain.

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The Big one Hundred Climbing Festival will take place on 15th June 2019 at Shongweni Dam, KZN.

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Since reading Yvon Chouinard’s epic “Climbing Fitz Roy,” BD Employee Sasha Yakunin had dreamt of one day climbing that mountain. “A dream is like a virus,” he explains. “Resilient and highly contagious. Even the smallest seed of a dream can grow. It can grow to define you …” Recently, Sasha took a vacation and travelled […]

The post Sasha Yakunin’s Ascent of Fitz Roy appeared first on SA Mountain.

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