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words by Joe Möhle photo by Gustav Janse van Rensberg The story of Mkhulu started in much the same way as many other projects that have come before it – wandering around off the beaten track, scrambling up gullies, bashing down ravines, squeezing through tight alleys, then back-tracking to the last turn-off to try another …

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words by STAFF pics © Sebastian Marko & Michael Piccolruaz Austrian power house, Jakob Shubert, fresh from Olympic medal glory and also from being crowned Lead World Champion a month later, has made the first repeat of Alasha (9a) and the third repeat of Es Pontas (9a+), making him the first to repeat both routes, …

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Image: Andrea Cossu Niky Ceria has spent countless hours and days developing new lines in the North West region of Italy. Riversider is all about the process of discovery to ascent.

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Raising funds for people and animals in need By Tony Lourens Wow! The Climb4Hope annual fundraising event has really grown over the last three years, from only 20 or so in the first year to over 50 this year (and counting). Again it was a great and successful event, with approximately 50% of the field …

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by ANDY WOOD illustration by RICHARD SMITH Featured in issue 33 (June – August 2010) of SA Mountain. Swan Lake at the Mine is a well-respected test piece among Cape climbers. For many up-and-up climbers it is an exam, and one with a high failure rate. The crux comes after a small roof and involves …

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Brand new adventure films at South Africa’s own big mountain film fest! Come and behold the wildest parts of your backyard like you’ve never seen them before. Making a change from the imported stories we normally get ourselves psyched on, this time it’s ALL LOCAL, with an evening of outrageous home-grown adventure films showcasing some …

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A night of stars, under the stars Cape Union Mart delivers epic first screening of BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival in Cape Town The BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival is back for the 17th year, showcasing action-packed, adrenaline-pumping short films by some of the most exceptional and innovative talents from around the world. Brought to …

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Photo: @jul3sdw Christopher Cosser bags the First South African Ascent of ‘Digital Warfare'(33), Wow Prow, Waterval Boven. “What was a dream route quickly became a reality. I vividly remember my first trip out to the Wow Prow and being absolutely blown away by the style of climbing and exposure on the wall. It’s a place …

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First featured in issue 32 (March – May 2010) of SA Mountain Lo, Mo and Flo were a trio of very experienced, weather-beaten Cape Town trad climbers. With expeditions to big walls all around the world to their credit, they were a tough and capable team. While Lo had many El Cap nail-ups to his …

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Yes, it is here again! A line up of the most stunning, inspiring and downright trouser browning climbing movies. Four incredible movies produced and directed by multi award winning film maker Alastair Lee – the founder of the Brit Rock Film Tour. Total running time: 105 minutes – that is nearly 2 hours of sweaty …

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